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How to Increase Your Time with a Decrease in Decision Making

As visionaries our personal & creative lives intertwine. If you clear the mental clutter when it comes to everyday stuff, then you have more head & spirit space available for the other layer of your life, both personal and professional. Most days are basically spent making decisions. What to eat, what to wear, what to spend time on, what to buy… it all requires a decision to be made.

Making decisions uses up mental energy & the majority of the ones we make are repeats that could be streamlined with a few prepared automatic options. I say options because I know some people are very anti being boxed into plans, so options are just your fail proof backups. Below are a few simple ways to minimize the mental clutter of repeat decisions.

1. Your meals
Most people hate to even consider meal planning because you feel like you have to eat the same things all the time. One way to get around that is to try doing a 3 week or 31 day meal plan at time. This way you’ve literally planned to not end up eating chicken, rice & broccoli every single day. The bonus of this is that it allows you to make healthier choices. Most terrible eating habits come from last minute decisions.

2. Curate a capsule / signature wardrobe for yourself
Wear only what you love, create a color palette and only keep effortlessly interchanging pieces. I don’t know why it’s so ingrained in us that there is something wrong with wearing similar pieces more than once. Streamlining your closet and wardrobe will help you always walk out of the house feeling confident because everything you have you chose with care and for a reason.

3. Routinize household tasks
Give routine tasks and chores a time that they will get done. You don’t have to try to figure out when to do it, or deal with the guilt of it not getting done. When we feel like the space around us is a mess, it will only mess with your creativity. If you’re trying to create but all you can think about is how much laundry is piling up, it will distract you. But, if you know when it’s routinely taken care, the thought of it doesn’t take up space anymore, and that can go for every single household task you can think of.

Now, nobody says if you really want to eat something different that day, change up your outfits, or just not do the laundry that Tuesday that you can’t switch it up. It’s not about pressuring yourself to stick to the plan, it’s about having those automatic options for the 80% of the time you just don’t want to figure it out. Plus they all save time & money. *bonus*

Ashley is a Brand Writer + Strategist running Sacred Rebel, her own development studio for female creative visionaries. You can learn more about her and Sacred Rebel, by exploring www.sacredrebel.co, or follower her on Instagram @sacredrebel

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