Have you all heard about the theory of decision fatigue? Basically it says (I’m paraphrasing the New York Times here) that the more choices you make throughout the day, the harder it becomes for your brain. So that by the end of the day your brain – whether you like it or not – starts looking for shortcuts. So you either go badass and just do whatever you want without considering the consequences or you get lazy and just do nothing. Either way, your braind just starts to say f-it.
This NY Times article is a couple years old but I feel like it’s been resurfaced lately when people talk about increasing productivity or streamlining your day. Either way it’s a good read and can help explain why you just can’t resist the candy around 3 pm. Side note – I highly recommend checking out the full NYT piece but be ready to settle in because it’s a long one.
Now I’m sure you’re wondering what the what this has to do with anything. What I’m trying to say is that, as I write this, I am in the midst of some serious decision fatigue. For the first time in a few weeks I got up early and hit up Orange Theory (love it so much – come at 6 am and get your ass kicked with me) before work and I just wrapped up a bunch of crap on a proposal I have to present at a meeting tonight. And now my brain is just like f-it.
But I’m getting my act together to get this post finished. So when it came to deciding what to post, I had to go with this dress which has become my wardrobe’s answer to decision fatigue (see how I brought that full-circle there? sorry, i’m a nerd). Running late for a meeting? This dress will work. Have a baby shower tomorrow, i’ll just wear this dress. Dinner plans? Yup Drew, I AM wearing this dress AGAIN.