Recently I talked about how to get unstuck and about focusing on one single thing and doing that on a consistent basis, and then building from there.

I want to follow up on that theme and talk about Decisional Fatigue.

When you find that you’ve got a lot of decisions to make, whether they’re personal or professional decisions, it can sometimes be very overwhelming and that can stop us from making any progress with our goals or even maintaining a consistent health, fitness and wellbeing routine.

Think again about one thing you can isolate and can minimise the decision making around.

One example would be food.

Try by having the same meal in the evenings or the same meal at lunch just for a while – this will strip out some of the decisions that you need to make daily. And that can be quite effective not only for getting you out of that overwhelmed state, but also just minimising the stress you’re under because you are making fewer decisions, and fewer things that you need to concern yourself with.

I know it sounds very much like a first world problem, “Well, what am I going to have for dinner tonight?” But actually you could spend 15 minutes thinking about that and 40 minutes going out to buy the ingredients. So, there is an element of planning and preparation, but actually if you could just simplify that at least for a meal a day, that could buy quite a lot of time and a bit more head space back.

It’s a very simple little concept.

The takeaway from this video is to think about what one thing in your life could you make simpler.

Steve Jobs very famously wore the same clothes every single day or the same version of clothes simply because he didn’t want to have to decide about what he wore. He wanted to get in and make the big decisions that helped him to fulfil his purpose.

Good luck and let me how you’re getting on or if you need any advice on where to start to make this simple yet effective change: [email protected].

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  • Leanne is an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. She delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight', is the author of bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine', and hosts a podcast called ’Remove the Guesswork‘. Leanne is the founder of Bodyshot Performance, an award-winning health and wellbeing company. Bodyshot Performance work with businesses of up to 500 people who want to create a culture of energy, vitality and performance through the business and position wellbeing as a competitive advantage. Bodyshot intersect the latest science and technology to provide unique solutions to the challenge of wellbeing in the workplace that have a direct impact on the bottom line. Our clients have won awards for wellbeing and recognise it directly improves employee engagement and retention and attracts talent into the business.  We also work with chronically stressed or burned out professionals to get you back in control of your health and able to do the things you want to do in life. My expertise is around health, fitness and wellbeing, specifically focusing on sleep, mental health, energy, body composition, digestion and fitness. I host a popular podcast on iTunes called ’Remove the Guesswork ‘, and in November 2016 I delivered a TEDx talk on 'Why fitness is more important than weight'. I’m the author of the bestselling books 'Remove the Guesswork' and 'Rise and Shine' and I regularly speak to corporates on health and wellbeing. My personal values are to live truthfully, considerately and to "suck all the marrow out of life" as Thoreau said. I support the charity Diversity Role Models which works to combat homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. I recently completed the world’s toughest ski race to raise £10,125 for Alzheimer's Research as my father-in-law was profoundly ill with Alzheimers, and I am on a constant mission to find ways to live in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. I love sport, fitness, reading, gardening, business, podcasting, and being with my cat and our scampish little rescue dog, Kami from Romania.