Make Up Your Mind Day

If you’re an individual who has trouble making decisions, then the holiday Make Up Your Mind Day is either going to be terrifying for you or it’s going to be the catalyst you need to quit your indecisive behavior. This holiday is a day on which people are supposed to take charge of their destiny and make the big decisions that they need to make.

Maybe that’s a career change, maybe it’s buying a new house. We don’t know. All that we do know is that you’re going to want to observe this holiday on December 31st—the time of the year when it’s out with the old and in with the new.

Facts About Decision-Making

Want some interesting facts about making your own decisions? If you do, then we’ve gathered together a number of them that we feel you’re going to like. Be sure to think about the below facts when you’re observing Make Up Your Mind Day.

Make Important Decisions In The Morning

An important discovery that Freud made during his experiments on the Ego and Superego was that making decisions depleted mental energy. The further along in the day and the more decisions a person makes, the worse their decisions become.

He theorized that a person only has a limited amount of mental energy, so important decisions should be made first thing in the morning. Save the latter part of the day for making less important decisions.

Too Many Decisions Will Result In Cutting Corners

Another thing to consider when making decisions is that the more of them you make and the more depleted your mental energy becomes, the more likely you will be to begin cutting corners with your decision-making. You’re also less likely to use your willpower to force yourself to go to the gym or avoid having too many drinks during happy hour.

Don’t Make Decisions On An Empty Stomach

The fact of the matter is that the brain needs energy and that energy usually comes in the form of glucose. Without it, the brain is less likely to make decisions. That’s why it’s important not to make decisions when your brain glucose levels are low. This means not only not making decisions in the evening, as your glucose levels begin to drop, but also not making decisions on an empty stomach.

Develop Routines To Streamline Decision Making

An important thing to do is to develop routines for your day. People with daily routines think less about what they need to do and conserve brainpower. That allows them to make better decisions during the day.

Observing Make Up Your Mind Day

For those people looking to celebrate Make Up Your Mind Day, then the path is clear. All they have to do is make the decisions that they’ve been hesitating to make. If you have trouble sorting out which decisions to make first, then organize them according to how important they are. Once that’s done, go down the list and make those decisions one by one.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 31 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
December 31 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
December 31 Sunday