Ever felt unable to decide what to have for dinner after a long day? That’ll be Decision Fatigue at work, the gradual deterioration of decision-making skills over your day meaning a simple and usually pleasurable choice can end up feeling complex and tiring.
The more decisions we make in succession, the weaker our ability to make rational choices becomes. Decisions use brainpower and we have a finite amount available each day. Decisions that involve lots of variables or have significant consequences can be noticeably tiring, but even small decisions chip away at our reserves.