As adults we make a lot of decisions every day.
Decision fatigue has been present for so many of us over the last few years. Even the simplest of things took a whole series of decisions during the pandemic.
We are not the only ones making decisions.
Teens have lots of decisions to make everyday too.
Smaller decisions like:
What to wear
What to eat
Whether to have a shower in the morning or later
Which piece of homework to finish first
Which messages to reply to first
And bigger decisions:
What options to take
How to revise for a test
Whether or not to go to a party
Who to meet up with on the weekend
Too many decisions to make = an increase in anxiety
Reducing the number of smaller decisions you make leads to being calmer and less stressed giving you time to focus on the other tasks.
One trick for our teens is to have some "certainty anchors” built into your day.
These are things that make parts of our day solid, anchored and...