Have you ever felt like you just can not possibly make another decision? Do the smallest decisions (like what to eat for dinner) totally stress you out? Are you snapping at anyone who asks you a simple question?
I have been there.
And apparently I am not the only one since my aunt brought up her similar feelings recently. Also, if you start typing “decision burnout” into Google it autofills it for you.
The tipping point for me? Decorating for Christmas.
The past 7 months have been a whirlwind for me. I had our second baby. We moved to our first house (within 2 weeks of having the baby). I quit my old work-from-home job & started a new work-outside-the-home job. Baby was sick with recurrent ear infections that included 4 rounds of antibiotics & weekly doctor visits.
Nothing like packing all sorts of major life changes into half a year…
Which means that I just did not have it in me to make simple decisions. I was feeling very frustrated when my husband would ask for my opinion on something. And I decided that I did not even want to think about Christmas decorations (even though that’s usually something I enjoy).
So a Christmas tree & some outside lights will be enough decorating for this year. And I have mustered the mental energy to think about Christmas gifts for everyone at least! 😉