I've been hearing a lot on the internet lately about "decision paralysis". As I was checking around trying to find a link for you, I discovered that April at Blacksburg Belle wrote about this same subject today. So I'm going to leave the explaining to her, because she says it all very eloquently, but basically it's about having so many choices that you can't choose.
When I first heard about this, I had such an ah-ha! moment. I struggle with just this all the time. A perfect example is this lovely set of note cards you see in the photo. I have been needing some note cards for months now. I would go online to Etsy or other places and there are just too many to choose from! There is so much gorgeous letterpress out there, and beautiful graphic prints. I could never make up my mind, so I just didn't order any. Then last week, in a fit of desperation at having nothing to write letters on, I decided I was just going to pick the first two that appealed to me and be done with it!
Another example is about a windfall I received. DH did a health screening at work, and as a result was given a gift card, which he turned around and gave to me. (he's a keeper!) The problem was, we had to go online and choose from a list of stores (a HUGE list of stores!) where we (I) wanted to use the free money, and then they would mail a card. To make it worse, you could divide it among a variety of stores. This one almost made my head explode!
Those are two obvious examples of having too many choices, but I realized that this is something I deal with everyday in deciding how to use my time most wisely. I end up not using my time wisely at all, but rather spinning in circles trying to decide what to do. I've been using April's principles of short to-do lists and scheduling blocks of time for different activities, and it's really helping me out. A lot! Now if I could just get April to tell me what to cook for dinner...
Anyway, if this sounds at all familiar to you, hop on over to April's, and see what she has to say about the subject. I have to go decide which store to go to first;)