We make thousands of decisions a day. Some are easy. Some are hard. And some are harder than they need to be. In this episode, Shannon and Janine talk about making decisions a little easier.
Discussion topics include:
- The difficult decisions brought on by modern television viewing
- How having many options makes it more difficult to make decisions
- Using your limited to decision-making capacity for important decisions
- How perfectionism hampered Shannon’s car-buying ability
- Shannon’s closet-clearing strategy (Janine thinks it’s brilliant)
- The coin-flipping method of decision making (it’s fun and sneaky)
- Strategies for restaurant-related decisions
- The secret decision-making formula: know what’s most important to you about a decision and use those parameters to narrow the options and make a choice.
- Shannon’s blog post on using a coin flip to make decisions: The Flip of a Coin
- Shannon’s post on how a long list of reasons to do something might mean you shouldn’t do it: Secret Decision Making Strategy–The Second
- The post in which Shannon details her innovative closet-clearing strategy: Closet Cleaning Follow-up
- An interesting article from the New York Times magazine: Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue?