Updated: Aug 2, 2020
There is a phenomenon such that when multiple and even infinite options or data points become available for review the process leads to confusion and paralysis. We see this daily when confronted with DirectTV and its 200+ choices of what to watch or the menu with four pages of dinner options. We search with the typical FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and ultimately burn up extra time, get decision fatigue, and make poor choices or no choice.
Efficiency and happiness experts teach us the dangers of too many options and the reality of the phenomenon called “decision fatigue”. The solution is to embed simple favorable life strategies into our daily life that “like brushing your teeth at night” become a habit and generally non-negotiable. Th