Fight Decision Fatigue

Strategies to Make It Easier

Sometimes decisions are not life-defining, but seem soul-sucking. Study environmental science, or work on my essay for history? Go to the accounting club meeting or the leadership lecture? Decisions can be hard and take time but having some techniques to use makes it easier.

  • Define your choices and seek information
  • Make a pro/con list or a cost-benefit analysis
  • Imagine the advice you would give to a friend
  • Experiment with having the choice made for you and then see how you feel about it
  • Need to make a decision quickly? Set a timer!

About the Husky Experience Toolkit

The Husky Experience Toolkit is designed to help you make the most of your time at UW, wherever you are in your university career. The articles address four interconnected dimensions of the Husky Experience: Know Yourself, Know the World, Make Your Way, and Weave it Together.