Straight and Curly 64: Decision fatigue

Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. It’s now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making.

Decision fatigue explains why we’re able to eat well in the morning, but make poor food choices at night. It explains why we’ll put a good amount of thought into an important decision at lunch time, but have no dramas making a snap decision about the same thing later in the day. The more decisions we make over the course of a day – the less able we are to make good decisions by the end of that day because every decision we have to make saps our energy in some way.

In this episode, Carly and I discuss ways to reduce the amount of decision fatigue in your life to set you up for making better decisions at any time of the day, not just the morning!

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