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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Less Decision Fatigue in the New Year - Interruption Management

"Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?" in the New York Times in 2011 is worth reading today.

An excerpt:
"Decision fatigue helps explain why ordinarily sensible people get angry at colleagues and families, splurge on clothes, buy junk food at the supermarket and can’t resist the dealer’s offer to rustproof their new car. No matter how rational and high-minded you try to be, you can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price. It’s different from ordinary physical fatigue -- you’re not consciously aware of being tired -- but you’re low on mental energy. The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, and eventually it looks for shortcuts, usually in either of two very different ways."

The antidote: slow down, focus on what counts, let go of trivial and peripheral issues, and have a life.

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Is the constant crushing burden of information and communication overload dragging you down, pulling you off course, and impeding your effectiveness? By the end of your workday, do you feel overworked, overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted? Would you like to be more focused, productive, and competitive, while remaining balanced and in control?

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