Yesterday at our Listen to Your Mother rehearsal, a few of us were chatting about what to wear. I mentioned how Mark Zuckerberg wears the exact same outfit every day, according to his Instagram photo.
Apparently Obama does the same thing.
Have you heard of decision fatigue? Basically the concept is that having one less decision to make (i.e.: what to wear or eat for breakfast) gives more space in your brain for something seemingly more important.
According to the NY Times, “No matter how rational and high-minded you try to be, you can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price. It’s different from ordinary physical fatigue — you’re not consciously aware of being tired — but you’re low on mental energy. The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, and eventually it looks for shortcuts, usually in either of two very different ways.”
Think about how much time you spend getting dressed every morning and cutting that in more than half simply by putting on the same outfit day after day.
I think I would be happy with black yoga pants and a tank top everyday.
Do you like the concept behind a uniform outfit or would you miss the creativity behind picking out what to wear?
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