We make a countless number of decisions every single day. What to wear, eat, do, watch, say, etc. Making decision after decision can be exhausting, time-consuming, and stressful. Are there ways to limit the decision-making process to free up time and mental energy?
By making certain commitments and accepting them as rules you can significantly cut down the number of decisions you have to make. As you grow into these rules, habits are formed, and life becomes easier.
One is to limit clothing options. Many successful people wear the same few outfits so that they do not waste time or energy debating what to wear. A few examples include Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama.
Another is to repeat meals. List a handful of meals that you enjoy and repeat them daily throughout the week. Not only does this cut down on cooking, but also grocery shopping. Your list is simple and you will quickly know the most efficient route through the grocery store. If you need variety limit it to certain meals, sign-up for a meal delivery service, or hire a chef.
Creating a disciplined exercise plan works well, but for most people just showing up to the gym is the biggest factor. Carve out a time before, during, or after work where you always go to the gym for 30-60 minutes to exercise. Once you've established a consistent time you can pay a trainer, find an online exercise routine, follow an app, or just repeat the same workout to cut down on the decisions you make in the gym.
Commit to reading, writing, or any other habit you'd like to improve upon by setting a scheduled time and doing it 100% no matter what. This 100% commitment to performing the action will be much easier than the 50/50 decision you'll battle with if you don't commit. Commitment and discipline lead to habits which lead to freedom of debate and decisions.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!