No matter what your day-to-day looks like, everyone is striving to be the happiest, most efficient, and healthy they can be.
Minimizing the number of decisions you need to make daily to overcome decision fatigue is a great trick used by successful entrepreneurs. It’s a system that’s even said to have been used by Obama during his time in The White House.
Making lots of small decisions each day can lead to decision fatigue which negatively impacts your cognitive capacity, so how do successful entrepreneurs tackle this?
Know their strengths
Successful entrepreneurs know their strengths and weaknesses. Nobody can be the best at everything, and even if they are – this is not an efficient way to prioritize your time or mental capacity. The best way to implement this change is to consider what would be the most valuable thing you can bring to the table on that day. That is the thing you should be focusing your time and energy on. Other less important tasks or decisions that would be better suited to somebody else can be done by somebody else.
For many people, it can be tough to relinquish control. However, hiring the best people for the job and letting them get on with it will help you be more efficient and happy. For example, if you’re a small business owner who wants to focus on creating content but is spending time solving IT problems, you can hire a team to take control of that aspect, leaving you free to take control of your day.
Minimize daily decisions
To minimize the number of decisions you make, simply decrease your options. An easy way to do this is to eat the same breakfast each day, drink your coffee the same way, and wear the same outfit. By not using your precious brainpower on smaller, more inconsequential decisions, you are free to focus on more important things throughout the day. Another way to minimize daily decisions and get your day off to a great start is to have an effective morning routine. When you have a good routine, it not only means you can create healthy habits consistently, but it also eliminates the need to decide exactly what you’re going to do at that moment, reducing the number of decisions drastically. For example, if you know the first thing you do every day is follow a workout plan, not only are you improving your fitness every day, as well as minimizing decision fatigue.
Stick to your guns
While it’s worth noting that the best time to make big decisions is early in the day, once you have chosen anything – stick to it. There’s no such thing as the perfect answer, and going back and forth usually means we’ll end up getting nothing done. So, once you’ve made a decision, trust yourself and move on with your day.
Try these simple tricks used by successful entrepreneurs and see how much extra brainpower and energy you have to face the day and make the most out of every minute!