Running a business is hard and as an entrepreneur, you are burdened with making most of the decisions that affect your business. Making these decisions day by day no matter how big or little they may be can wear on you and cause decision fatigue. Every decision you make usually requires time, energy and it will lead to depletion of your mental energy. As your mental energy starts to deplete, it affects the quality of subsequent decisions. This post will discuss some simple things you can do to help reduce decision fatigue as an entrepreneur. These things will help you save
Delegate Decision Making
To reduce decision fatigue as an entrepreneur you have to delegate decision making to your staff. As the business owner, you don’t have to burden yourself with making every single decision. You can delegate some of the minor to major decisions to other employees to handle. This will save you a lot of time and mental energy, therefore reducing decision fatigue.
Delay Big Decisions
Another useful way to reduce decision fatigue is to delay making big decisions. The reason why decision fatigue is such a pain is that it can cause you to make poor decisions. If you feel too tired to make a decision especially a big decision, just delay making the decision. You should just wait till you have a clearer head or when you are rested.
Make More Decisions in Advance
Making little decisions like what to eat, what to wear etc can also cause decision fatigue. So to reduce it, you should try to make a lot of decisions in advance. For example, you can plan your outfits for a week, or have a meal plan for the week. Little things like this will help save up your mental energy which will help you make better decisions.
Develop a Daily Routine
Like I said earlier making little decision daily contribute to decision fatigue. Developing a daily routine will put some simple and menial tasks into autopilot, therefore, reducing the number of decisions you have to make. A daily routine will simplify and reduce your choices. With a daily routine, you don’t have to decide when to wake up or when to eat breakfast etc. This will free up your mental headspace, creating space for more important choices.
Stop Second-Guessing Yourself
This is one of the most important ways to reduce decision fatigue when you second guess yourself you go back to make the decision over and over again. This won’t help you in any way and would only make your decision fatigue worse.