Thursday, September 10, 2015

Decision Bank

We were watching a show the other night, and a woman said something that, six months ago, I would have called absolutely ludicrous.
She said something to the effect of, "Do you know why I wear blue every day? I wear blue every day because I think that every person has a decision bank, and each decision we make takes decision making capabilities out of our bank, it saps our decision making abilities just a little bit more. All of my clothes are blue. That is one less decision I have to make every day."
Six months ago, I would have laughed and said that was absolutely ridiculous, it's just clothing!
Now? I lay my clothes out every night before bed. Always a tank top because it's going under a uniform, and any pair of pants that covers my ass because I'll be in uniform pants all day.
Always the same thing means one less decision in the morning.
Laying them out means one less effort at 6 am.
I like the uniforms because there is no choice there. No decision. It is what it is, and it will be the same every single day.

Someone asked me something simple at the end of a day last week. Really simple. Where to put an extra mop bucket. Trivial and easy right? I waffled. I couldn't decide. It was ridiculous. Least important decision I'll make this year.
That night when I went home, I decided to wear a tank top every single day. And I put out my clothes at the end of the bed.
I got up in the morning, went to work, and made decisions all day.

Maybe I'll invest in a stack of blue tank tops...

Right after I put this on the office door:


  1. Hi Lil, interesting thought. Deciding what to wear to work is a daily dilemma for me lol. Waffling over minor decisions...I do that all the time!


    1. Roz,
      waffling over minor decisions stresses me out because it makes me wonder about the big ones!

  2. It's always the minor things that knock us for a loop, isn't it?

    1. sunnygirl,
      and hopefully it's mostly just the minor ones!

  3. I wear a uniform for work everyday and it DOES make the mornings easier.

    1. Lea,
      right? Once I would have thought it ridiculous, now I'm like bring on the uniformity!


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