Dec. 10: Pick one thing

Decision fatigue is real. The New York Times did a piece about it in 2011. While their focus was on the time of day judges made their decisions, the concept applies to us all. Overscheduled, overprogrammed, burdened with managing emotional labour, and juggling multiple roles and demands, we come to a place where we cannot decide One.More.Thing.

Faced with a hydra of a to-do list, we poke at one thing, peek at another, and before you know it, the day is done and you aren’t sure what’s happened.

If you are being plagued with decision fatigue and task overwhelm, pick one thing. It doesn’t matter which one it is, just pick one. Maybe you poke randomly at your list with your eyes closed. Maybe you ask your friend to text you a number between one and ten, and you do the item the number corresponds to. As a quilter I follow says, done is better than perfect.

Image shows a tiny potato. Text reads: I am a tiny potato and I believe in you. You can do the thing.

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