9 Signs You Have Decision Fatigue—and Tips to Help Manage It
You've just finished a long day at work, and somehow end up in the supermarket (although you don't remember driving or walking there). It's almost time to feed yourself and/or your family, and you know you need food, but are overwhelmed by all the different options. It gets to the point where you're wandering up and down the aisles aimlessly without the slightest clue what you need or want. No, nothing's wrong with you; you're probably exhausted in general, and on top of everything else, are likely dealing with decision fatigue.
Whether or not you realize it, you're constantly making decisions throughout your day. And they're not all necessarily major decisions, but having to make a series of minor choices can weigh on you, too. Let's take a closer look at decision fatigue, including what causes it to happen, the signs you're dealing with it, and how to manage it.