Many elite performers, from tech giants Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg to former president Barack Obama, wear basically the same thing every day. Endless wardrobe choices distract us while simple wardrobes reduce decision making, creating space for important decisions.
“I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible,” Zuckerberg said in a Q&A with Facebook Users in 2014, “other than how to best serve this community.”
Previously, Former President Barack Obama, made a similar statement about wardrobe: “You need to focus your decision-making energy.” He continued, “You can’t be going through your day distracted by trivia.”
Dr. Joel Hoomans of Roberts Wesleyan College, says that we make over 35,000 decisions every day–what to wear, what to eat, what to buy, what to believe and so on. He goes on to explain: “Research reveals that good decisions require ‘mental energy’ that gets depleted by repeated decision-making (among other things) and impacts decision objectivity and quality.”
The decision to make less decisions makes a lot of sense, and reducing the number of articles of clothing we keep is a great start. There are claims that the average person wastes 100 hours a year deciding what to wear. On average, we experience “wardrobe panic” up to 36 times a year, yet about 30 percent of our wardrobe goes unworn.
To The Minimalists, promoters and adherents of a minimal lifestyle, decluttering is integral to their manifesto. They suggest for aspiring minimalists to wear their favorite clothes everyday–what they like and feels comfortable. Freedom Closet’s Freedom Tee is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to look good, feel comfortable and best of all, do less laundry. When you choose minimal options like Freedom Tee, you choose a more focused-energized life.