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On Chilling Out and Decision Fatigue

A few weeks back, I spent some time discussing my struggle with finding entertainment to be satisifed with. If you haven’t read those entries, long story short: I’m just having a hard time being entertained by the things that usually entertain me and I think having too many choices along with some burn out might be the reason for this.

I thought I’d follow up those posts with how I’ve combated these feelings lately. Inspired by my own post, Let Go or Be Dragged, I decided to just let go. No expectations, no requirements, just let friggin go. I didn’t concern myself with maximizing my time nor keeping up with anything. I just let it all flow by me like it didn’t matter, because let’s be honest, in the scheme of things, it doesn’t matter. It’s just entertainment.

Instead of mindless browisng Scrib and Audible for a new audio book to get into, I just gave up. I don’t need one right now. Instead of forcing myself to stay caught up on a podcast or trying to find someone who doesn’t annoy me when they talk, I just gave up, who cares? When I opened up Spotify, and my playlists looked too daunting, I typed in classical music and I’ve been enjoying the heck out of that and opera this week.

Even wrestling, one of those things I try to stay on top of 100%, I’ve allowed to slip some. I haven’t watched Rampage lately and I’ve stopped skimming through IMPACT and NWA. If something amazing happens, I know one of my wrestling friends will point me in the right direction to check it out, but right now, I just don’t have the interest nor the capacity to try and stay on top of everything. And ya know what? Nobody has died. Nothing bad has happened if I’m a bit out of the loop.

I like to think my avoidance of social media keeps me out of the whole fear of missing out loop, but I’m starting to think it doesn’t. I believe social pressures us to be engaged at at all times is stronger than I realized. So, I’m intentionally slowing down and ya know what, I’ve felt great. I’m calm and that’s really all I truly want to be in life. It’ll be interesting to see if I continue to limit my choices to avoid decision fatigue or if I’ll revert back to old ways once this period ends. I guess we will wait and see.

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