The Ultimate Way to Beat Decision Fatigue

The best nonfiction titles to ease the decision-making process

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Does it feel excruciatingly hard to decide what to have for dinner at the end of the day? Or are you prone to impulsive behavior and excessive snacking? All of these have one thing in common — they are the results of decision fatigue.

This phenomenon is characterized by the depletion of resources to make choices after doing that a tad too many times. It is a rather subtle feeling that resembles mental exhaustion with a side of brain fog. But no need to worry; there are tactics you can implement to prevent decision fatigue. 

And we have found the best nonfiction books that will teach you those hacks. What’s even better, you can get key insights from these titles in just 15 minutes on the Headway app. Nothing extra, only the most essential information to defeat decision fatigue once and for all. Now go on reading!

Day 1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has already become a classic. The tips and techniques you will find in this summary will help you boost your career, communication, and other life areas. More importantly, it will give you tools to fight procrastination and focus on what’s actually important, which is crucial for battling decision fatigue.

Day 2. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

It’s always about details. Your tiny and, at first glance, insignificant actions can significantly improve your success. William H. McRaven will show you how exactly. You will discover how a simple everyday habit, such as making your bed in the mornings, can drastically change your life. In fact, developing stable daily routines frees you from making extra decisions, leaving room for more important ones. Thus, this book is a fantastic source of wisdom and inspiration for everyone eager to achieve more.

Day 3. Chop Wood, Carry Water: How To Fall In Love With The Process Of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf

One of the best ways to tackle decision fatigue is by establishing a personal life philosophy as a guideline for major choice making. And his book is the ultimate plan on your way to that. Chop Wood, Carry Water is a diversified collection of lessons and precious insights that boy John learns in samurai training. With guidance from his Sensei, a future warrior reveals many life truths that we all need to hear.

Day 4. The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma

The first decisions of the day prove to be the most sensible and thought out. That is why mornings and especially how we start them matter so greatly. And oh boy, have we got something for that! Meet the one and only — The 5 AM Club. This book will teach you to make the most out of those first hours after waking up and be the most productive version of yourself. No decision fatigue after reading that title!

Day 5. The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Sure thing, being successful is something most people crave for. However, sometimes we become too focused on achieving this goal. It happens so often that we even start missing out on other important things. And even after becoming successful, satisfaction doesn’t seem to be present. The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky brings up this vital topic and helps look through the artificial and not-so-fulfilling addiction to triumph. After all, simplifying life and eliminating the constant rush are excellent tactics of decision fatigue prevention.

Want to discover other significant titles for mastering decision-making skill and self-growth? All you need is aspiration and the Headway app installed on your smartphone!

On the Headway app, you will find 15-minute bite-sized summaries from the world’s best nonfiction books. Yes, that’s correct! All titles have been remastered into short reads with key insights and tips. It will help you read more, learn something new every day, and decide what books you are most interested in reading from the very first pages till the last ones.

More than 7 million readers have already picked Headway as their never-ending source of wisdom and self-growth. Want to know more? Let’s go!

What is a summary anyways?

Have you ever wished that you could read an entire book in 15 minutes or less without missing all the crucial information? After all, there are dozens of worthy titles in the world. However, even if you dedicated every single minute of your life to reading, that wouldn’t be enough to dig into all the books. That’s when summaries come to help.

A summary is a unique piece of content written based on a book. The goal is to filter all extra sentences and pages and keep only those pieces and thoughts that are really useful. Headway has an entire summary production team with writers, editors, and proofreaders that creates magic in the form of 5 chapters.

But don’t be afraid. It’s not just a dry text that is boring to read. Most impactful insights and quotes are highlighted in the most remarkable way. There is no chance that you will miss any of them!

Authenticity and uniqueness

At Headway, every piece of content is original. The team picks the most outstanding books, and our talented writers turn them into 15-minute reads. No critical information is excluded from summaries! Only the best insights and minimum time to read them. What’s more? Our groundbreaking illustrator creates all book covers! Take a minute to look into all the metaphors inside the book jackets. It’s worth it! 

One more outstanding feature of Headway is the customization of recommendations. After you fill the quiz, you get access to your account that processes all the information. Based on it, you get your very own book recommendations in the Today for you section.

On top of that, there are editor-picked collections. We know that it can be a little overwhelming to see so many books and decide where to start. That’s why collections are great helpers. Dive into multiple topics like productivity, self-growth, happiness, and many others. This is a great way to begin your journey with Headway!

Read & listen anywhere

Not only is there a massive collection of nonfiction book summaries, but there are also audio versions to every 15-min read! Whether you have a break at work or you don’t want to waste your time on the road, it is a perfect option to learn and evolve any second given.

What’s more? With Headway, you don’t always need to have an Internet connection. You can download any summary or audio and read or listen to it at any moment. That’s what we call limitless access to knowledge.

Challenge accepted!

Do you struggle with sticking to consistency? Worry no more! We’ve created unique reading challenges for different goals. Choose what you want to achieve and follow the challenge to see amazing results in 28 days or less. But what’s the fun without a little competition? Dare your friends to accept the challenge with you, see who will earn all achievements quicker, and don’t forget to discuss the insights you enjoyed the most together!

To personalize your reading experience, set up your goal:

Dive into the best insights

Not only are our writers the magicians of turning a book into 15-minute summaries, but they are also pros at highlighting key ideas and turning them into insights! There is no chance you miss them as we’ve created the most comfortable navigation through summaries so that you never miss important thoughts and words from the author. 

But that’s not all! Every day you get the portion of the most relatable Daily Insights inside the app. We know how important it is sometimes to share what inspires you with others. And it is possible with Headway! You can share Daily Insights to your Instagram stories and give others a glimpse of your source of motivation.

Memorize it!

One of the features that we are most proud of is Spaced Repetition. It is a proven learning technique that is based on flashcards and aims to help with memorizing. How does it work? It’s simple! While reading a summary, you just need to select a word or an insight you’d like to memorize, and voilà — it turns into the flashcard in the Spaced Repetition section. Once you’ve learned certain information, the flashcard will be saved in your history. Don’t forget to check and revise it. This feature is also perfect for readers who speak English as a second language. You can add the dictionaries you need to your flashcards and improve your vocabulary.

Celebrate your progress

In the Me section, you will find your reading achievements. Check out how well you are doing compared to other Headway users, set timing goals of how much do you want to read per day, and, of course, check your current streak! Don’t worry; you will get reminders about how much time is left to finish your daily reading session, so you will never lose your score. That’s an excellent idea for the intellectual competition between your friends, family, and colleagues.

Widgets all the way

Yes, that’s correct. Now inspiration is always in your pocket and speaks to you every time you unlock your phone. Our team picks the best quotes and insights for Headway widgets to keep you motivated every second. And what can we say? Our users love this new feature!

Worldwide recognized app

Apple has already recognized Headway in categories like Popular Apps to Try, This Week’s Favorite, Learn More Everyday, Read More, Achieve More, and New Apps We Love in more than 140+ countries. Headway’s biggest markets are the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and more than 7 million users have already downloaded the app! Not bad for the app that appeared only in 2019, ha?

The outstanding team

Talented and inspired people who share one common goal is the best definition of the Headway team. Our mission is to provide every person on Earth with an easy way to learn and get knowledge from the world’s best books. Being a multicultural international team, we share our experience and expertise with each other to make our product better. Every member of Headway is a brilliant specialist who adds uniqueness, passion, and new ideas to the app. People are the most significant value of Headway as they are the vital driving force that made the app successful.

We want more people to find out about Headway as we believe in what we do. Helping others become better and smarter is our primary goal, and we go towards it, steadily and firmly. 

Download the Headway app now to join our fantastic community and change your life forever!

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