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8 Ways to Avoid Decision Fatigue and Be More Productive

Decision fatigue causes us to lose energy and focus after making too many decisions.

Whether you just started your workday or have a long way to go, decision fatigue can cost you.

With each decision we make, your brain has to work to process information and make a choice.

We make anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 decisions each day so that requires a lot of brain power.

From choosing which route to take to work to decide on what to eat, we are constantly making decisions. Decision after decision can cause a mental drain that affects our future choices.

Decision fatigue can cause you to make careless mistakes or even lead to poor decisions later on.

This snowball effect can damage our productivity and quality of work.

Fortunately, there are ways to combat decision fatigue for a more productive day.

Mint created this infographic with tips on avoiding decision fatigue.

By organizing your life and taking some of the work out of decision making, you can lessen the effect decision fatigue has throughout your day.

To name a few, try getting more restful sleep and automating certain aspects of your life.

These simple tips can have a big impact on your day-to-day life.

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