Have too much information and too many options when making decisions is great trigger for your anxiety. This is why minimalism is so popular — maybe more in thought than practice. This is why I prefer to apply constraints to alleviate specific problems, rather than applying entire philosophies to my entire life (which is in itself a lack of constraints).
What are some easy wins constraints can bring to your daily life?
- Pick a favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, or meal plan and stick to it.
- Pick a favorite brand and size of t-shirt, buy a dozen in different colors and always have something to wear when you don’t want to think about it.
- Giveaway or sell a bunch of stuff you haven't used in a few years. Clutter is information too.
- Schedule activities for a regular time on a family calendar that are usually a struggle (dinner, baths, homework, etc.).
Reduce your options and you'll reduce the overthinking that comes with too many options.
This is part of a 30-day challenge to blog about anxiety. See all the posts.