I’m incredibly indecisive over the most minor of things. We’re talking about spending an hour at a supermarket debating upon bags of chips. Over the last two years I’ve avoided such paralysis with the following algorithm:
The Algorithm That Follows:
Let’s say it’s 6:38PM and you have 4 options:
38 mod 4 = 2. (see mod defined below)
2 + 1 = 3.
Take option 3, the green bag of chips.
My strategy uses the current minute as a source of randomness. If you’ve used that recently, consider these variations: Adding the current hour to the current minute, iteratively eliminating rather than selecting the algorithm’s decision, or using your dominant shadow as a minute-hand with a forward-facing noon and a non-ambiguous up/down vector.
Nobody will notice you doing any this. Except, maybe, the hunting for your shadow thing. I made that one up.
Side-note – Definition of Mod:
mod: Arithmetic operation that computes the remainder of a division.
a mod b = remainder of a/b division.
5 mod 3 = 2
6 mod 3 = 0
7 mod 3 = 1.