Decision fatigue is real. Decision fatigue is the mental exhaustion and reduced willpower that comes from making many, many micro-calls every day. My modern American lifestyle, with its endless variety of choices, from a hundred kinds of yogurt at the grocery store to the more than 4,000 movies available on Netflix, breeds decision fatigue. But it is my kids that really fry my brain.
I typically don’t make excuses for myself and thought I could point the finger to decision fatigue, but after chewing on this for some time, I believe the reason I’m so cranky in the evenings is because of adulting fatigue. It’s decision and parenting fatigue coupled with the responsibilities and expectations of being a good, functioning member of society with other members who are selfish and don’t want to help advance human civilization.