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Take Care Of Yourself By Avoiding Overloaded Information

I follow this variation called the ‘KISS ‘— keep it stupid(ly) simple.

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Alvin Toffler first introduced the term in his book, the Future Shock; it said that having too many options will create a cognitive impairment, which will make us struggle in making a decision.

Have you had a problem deciding where to go for breakfast because there are so many cafes you can go to in your area? I encountered that problem a lot and felt ridiculous — it was just a cafe, and the decision can be whatever. I couldn’t believe that it took me long to make a goddamn decision.

DO NOT underestimate the time that you have to spend.

Before making any decision, let me emphasise the simple principles.

KISS — Keep It Stupid Simple

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

My tip will be straightforward: a good question will help. If things are getting too complex, ask yourself a good question to redefine them.

Be honest. Ask yourself: why do I decide for? How badly do I need it exactly?

Well, if you say I ‘might’ need it right, then I usually question myself:

  • When was the last time I made this kind of decision? — the more often you decide it, you will know the pattern and whether it will be crucial or not to think twice about making the decision suitable. For example, picking a place for food, too often we encounter this problem, why do we need to spend so much time on the same matter?
  • What is the worst thing that can happen if I get it wrong?
  • Can I find someone else to decide?

Saving time is essential, but it is almost irrelevant if you are not well defined what is vital in your daily life where it means having the correct information goes in and how the decision is made in your life.

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Cindy Christella

Cindy Christella

I laugh, eat, run, and study for life | Let’s chat on Instagram: @cindychristella

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