We have all heard the jokes around trying to find out where your family should go to dinner. Whether it’s you and your spouse, you and your friends, or everyone in between, you may be looking at as many options as possible when it comes to determining how you want to find the best food to eat. Have you been thinking about Matsuhisa restaurants, fast food places, or anything in between? Why is it so hard for us to sort out what we want to eat?
The fact is, American couples spend 5+ days every single year trying to figure out where to eat. The reason is this: While we all say that we want to have a lot of choices, if we have too many choices, it makes it that much more difficult for us to sort out what we are going to want to eat. The fact is, our minds can’t always process that many choices and, because of that, the whole process ends up shutting our brains down and making it hard for us to finally come to a decision as to whether or not we should eat at a particular place.
So, how can you solve it? There are a few ways to look at the issue. Some people gamify it. Others will take turns. Others have a checklist where, if they have gone somewhere in the past two weeks, it gets knocked off of that list. You have to find the way that works best for you and that allows you and your spouse to sort out what it is that you may want to eat. It takes time to really decide between sushi and burgers, but once you get into a rhythm that works for you, you’ll find that it’s easier to make the decision.