Have you ever wondered why, when you’re going to bed at night, it’s so easy to decide you’re going to wake up and go exercise in the morning but when you wake up all you want to do is turn the alarm off and catch some more shut eye?
I do. I wonder, “What happened to that motivated girl from 6 hours ago? Did she move to a new body overnight? Geez, lady! Get your butt out of bed!”
I realize that when we’re waking up we’re not our most rational selves. Until we’re fully awake, falling back to sleep just feels so inviting. But there’s more at work here, and it all comes back to what makes a decision difficult in the first place.
TED published Ruth Chang’s talk on hard choices last year and it changed my frame of reference when facing any difficult decision. It’s when we are faced with hard choices that we get to decide who we really are.
Let’s say that you want to be healthy but you also want to eat tasty food. For breakfast, you’re offered either bland granola and plain yogurt or a hot, glazed Krispy Kreme donut. Which do you choose?Read More