For example, if you procrastinate making a decision or avoid it altogether, you still haven’t dealt with the stress and psychological weight of the decision in front of you, which can add to the amount of pressure you feel throughout the day.
So, what can you do to combat decision fatigue? According to Dodgen-Magee, the answer lies in making a plan – and sticking to it.
“To relieve some of the psychological weight of decision fatigue, reduce the choices to be made in a day and work to make most of them in the morning,” she suggests. “Planning what you will wear and eat and how you’ll manage your schedule for the day, and sticking with the plan, will leave more brainpower for the bigger decisions.”