When you deal with a chronic condition like we do, fatigue is just … well, part of life.
What is decision fatigue?
Every time you make a decision, you’re using valuable brain power. As you make choices throughout the day, your mental energy begins to decrease. Eventually, your brain becomes ‘fatigued’ or exhausted. When this happens, you’re much more likely to make rash choices, poor decisions, and give into temptation. (There’s a reason people are more likely to skip the gym or jump into a bag of chocolate after a decision-heavy day at work!)
Don’t worry though - there’s a solution! You can prevent decision fatigue by making certain choices in advance. This allows you to retain your mental energy for more important decisions and activities throughout the day. For example, before you go to bed at night, already decide what you’ll have for breakfast the next day, what you’re going to wear, what time you’ll leave the house in the morning, and what time you’ll workout. This way you get more out of yourself and your day!
So this week’s question:
What choices can you make today so you have more mental energy tomorrow?