Do This! Too Many Choices

(Based on the essay “Too Many Choices” posted August 16, 2011.)

Put yourself on a decision-making diet for a week:

1. Before making a decision, decide if you really NEED to make that decision at all. (Do you really need a new face cream, cell phone upgrade, or to change your health insurance plan?)

2. Put a limit on the amount of advice and information you gather before making a decision.

3. Keep options to under ten whenever possible. (The fewer the better!)

Expand on this:

For more information about the how too many choices effects our well-being, check out the following resources.

The Decision-Making Diet: 5 Ways to Take Back Your Life

Sheena Iyengar 2010 TedTalk

Barry Schwartz 2005 TedTalk

About flyingnotscreaming

My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me. --Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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