In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Dr. Oz said that he eats the same breakfast every day because it takes one decision off the table, and that we have too many decisions to make every day, causing “decision fatigue”.
I have read various articles about “decision fatigue”, and I’m getting fatigued from yet another attempt to robotize us, make us more passive and lazier than we already are.
Most people do not run huge conglomerations, large countries, big financial institutions where indeed, many decisions must be made all the time, every day.
For those of us who run our daily lives, it is a no-brainer to make a decision on what to eat, what to wear, where to go, what to read. Not much life coaching needed there. Indeed, some small dilemmas can sharpen our thinking and help us be better decision-makers. Even if we make some wrong decisions, we can learn and grow from that.
Establishing a boring routine in order to avoid making decisions may be convenient and comforting, but it could also be seen as lazy, old, uninspiring. We basically stop thinking. Additionally, no-brainer decisions can add spice and fun to our lives, and can help keep us younger and spontaneous. Changing what and how we operate can also be healthy for our brains.
Not everything should be labeled a syndrome.
More to follow soon…