Decision Fatigue

Can decision fatigue affect you?

Lately there have been many articles and post published concerning the simplistic and rather monotonous dress code of successful individuals. These individuals, United States President Barack Obama, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs from Apple and others, have all simplified their wardrobes down to merely one or two outfit changes with the same motivation of ‘decision fatigue’.

Decision fatigue is a real psychological condition, a condition brought on by being mentally exhausted as a result of making numerous irrelevant and meaningless decisions. This form of fatigue ultimately hampers productivity and the ability to make sound judgement calls and the right decisions, often even leaving a person completely indecisive and unable to make any decision at all, also known as decision avoidance.