How to Decide When You Have Decision Fatigue
With all the options and opportunities our modern world offers, we can easily feel overcome with anxiety about which decisions are the right ones to make in particular circumstances. When it comes to planning a funeral or memorial service, there are a lot of choices to make as far as specifics go. Here at Moloney Family Funeral Homes, our dedicated staff members help our neighbors across New York and Long Island to preplan and plan special celebrations for their loved ones.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices out there regarding planning a funeral or any other type of event, we’re here to help you know how to decide when you have decision fatigue.
Here are some of the common signs to look out for:
Frequently putting off making decisions
Procrastination around making a decision is an easy way to notice decision fatigue when it occurs. If you’ve been avoiding making commitments or coming to definitive conclusions about certain aspects of your life, you may be experiencing decision fatigue.
Taking a long time to make simple decisions
An obvious sign of decision fatigue is prolonging making easy choices like what food item to order at a restaurant for lunch or which film from your Netflix queue to start watching next.
Being unsatisfied with the decisions you do make
Perhaps you don’t take an especially long time to make decisions, but once you do decide on something, you immediately feel unsatisfied with your choice. This can be a sign that you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions you’re making.
Physical fatigue, headaches, insomnia, or upset stomach
Decision fatigue often leads to physical fatigue and other uncomfortable or painful symptoms like headaches, sleeplessness, and problems with digestion. If you notice one or more of these symptoms and are having trouble identifying the underlying cause, decision fatigue may be the culprit.
When decision fatigue strikes, it can make you feel distracted and scattered under normal life circumstances. If you’re having trouble focusing on a task at work or completing a household chore, ask yourself if decision fatigue might be to blame.
To help you handle decision fatigue, our compassionate team at Moloney Family Funeral Homes recommends getting help wherever you can. Whenever possible, try to outsource some stressful decision-making to your partner or another family member or close friend. In the meantime, do your best to prioritize self-care.