Your brain is an organ and a muscle that sucks up a huge amount of energy.
Our brains go through a natural cycle every 90 minutes according to the Organizational Dynamics publication, so pause and think relaxation. Go for a walk, talk to a friend, watch a funny YouTube clip or do 3 yoga poses.
Aren’t making decisions sometimes fatiguing?
What to wear?, What to cook?, Where to eat and How to schedule the week?
Simplify to ease the required energy:
Pick out outfits in advance instead of looking at individual pieces each day.
Aim for good enough and just eat out closer to home.
Make a few dishes on Sunday to have during the week.
Make some activities into habits like go to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Pay bills on the 15th of the month and have dinner out on Saturday.
Limit options for shopping or travel by checking 2-3 search places that have been successful in the past and move on.
Are you guilty of multitasking?
This is also a big challenge for your brain.
Focus on ONE activity at a time. If you need things done quickly set up 10-20 minutes for each one. You will get more done and conserve your energy.
Don’t scroll through your social feed while your partner tells you about his or her day.
Don’t talk on the phone while following a recipe or responding to a work email.
Have an energized and organized day!