When I read John Haltiwanger’s article on Elite Daily about The Science of Simplicity: Why Successful People Wear The Same Thing Every Day – I swear someone hit me with a big ol’ hammer engraved with Keep It Simple, Stupid (K.I.S.S). It was then that I finally figured out why I’m not sleeping well at night and fretting over the dumbest crap ever.
Although the article specifically spoke about clothing choices of people like:
The whole thing really hit home that I’m spending too much time making decisions about things that absolutely do not matter…and I bet you’re doing the same thing too:
- How many emails do you delete from companies that you don’t want their stuff? Unsubscribe from them! There is an awesome service called Unroll.Me that will help you get this done quickly.
- How many magazines and mailed advertisements do you throw out from companies that you don’t want their stuff? Ask them to stop! You can go to the Federal Trade Commission’s page here and stop the unsolicited mail, phone calls and other emails.
- How many outfits do you pass over in the closet because you think, “One day I’ll fit into this”? Donate them! Unique places like Dress for Success and Blue Jacket are looking for your business clothing items. Put them to good use!
- How many notifications are you getting on your phone from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? Turn them off! Facebook has instructions for all mobile devices found here. Twitter has instructions for managing their alerts found here. LinkedIn can be found here. Before you think I’ve lost my marbles in telling you how to turn off your social media notifications, I want you to free your mind from mindless notifications – and most of the emails and push notifications you are getting are likely not helping but hindering your social media performance. Keep the emails that show you received messages (interaction!) from your friends | followers | connections. Those are important. But do you really need to get the email from Twitter showing a cool tweet sent out that day by someone you don’t know? Absolutely not! I’ve applied this same advice to myself and it’s been a fabulous reprieve and I’m coming out of Decision Fatigue very quickly!
Try one or all of these suggestions. You’re gonna want to gimme a big K.I.S.S. after you’ve recovered from decision fatigue yourself!
Make your day bigger, better and more BIONIC!
Sheryl Brown / @BIONICsocialite