So much to do, so little time.

At least, that’s how most of us feel as we juggle, balance, and strive to ‘do it all.’ When in doubt (or on a deadline), we rely on time management “hacks” like multitasking. We do a little scrolling, a little work, a little scrolling while we work…

Yet, time and time again, we find ourselves exhausted, distracted, and even unproductive.

What’s wrong with this picture?

In my book, It’s About Time: The Art of Choosing the Meaningful Over the Urgent, I explain this phenomenon as being ‘time poor and tech bloated.’ We’re living in a world where technology saves us time (thank you, laptop and search engines!) but also eats up a lot of our time (thanks a lot, YouTube and Facebook).

An effect of this tech-bloated lifestyle is the inability to make decisions.

But Valorie, I make decisions all day. In fact, I’m tired of making decisions.

That’s just it — you have decision fatigue. And decision fatigue prevents you from making important, more impactful decisions!

Think of it like this; your brain has a mental budget for energy. And decisions require energy. Even the small decisions on what to wear or deciding to pick up our phones to watch a funny videos require energy. And when we multitask, we’re burning through the budget faster — and with a smaller return on investment.

Here’s the good news: we can reserve our energy with a couple of simple steps. In today’s video, I’m sharing how you can replenish your cup after decision fatigue, AND prevent it from happening in the future.