Conquering Bucket Lists and Option Overwhelm


In this episode, we talk about '30 things to do before turning 30' and compare notes on our own personal bucket lists. We also discuss option overwhelm and how to avoid having too many choices. 

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What you'll hear:

  • We compare bucket lists and share stories of sky diving, skinny dipping, and cross country road trips.
  • Why not to ride in an elevator with Maggie.
  • How Jacey and her husband (Mike) used a communal celebration to thank their friends and family for supporting Mike's PhD journey.
  • We discuss how motivation and time management are influenced by option overload.
  • Tips on how to overcome option anxiety.
  • Decision fatigue: what is it and how does it affect your ability to make choices?
  • How habit and routine affect our decision making.
  • The negative effects the social media "menu of people" has on dating culture today.

Can I quote you on that?

  • “I don’t know how anyone gets out of there without wetting their pants…I know I didn’t.” – Jacey
  • “Traveling alone was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” - Maggie
  • “That’s the paradox of choice- that we think more choices are going to make us happier, but they actually don’t." – Jacey
  • “When we have to make a lot of decisions, we’re probably not making the best decisions.” – Jacey
  • “Establishing habits and routines makes it more difficult to be overwhelmed by options.” - Maggie


Thoughts, questions, comments?

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