Information overload can impact decision making. It can add to confusion, frustration and lead to poor decision-making. When we gather a lot of information, we tend to use cognitive shortcuts to cope. This way information becomes ambiguous or contradictory. Thus, come negative consequences. Your will power reservoir is depleted, and the information overdose triggers anxiety. Critical thinking skills are impaired. How do we resolve this? Clear your mind, step away from your system and get engaged with real life. Filter your clutter once you are back and remind yourself that you cannot process or analyse information ALL at once.
Our brains are not an eat-all-you-can buffet. Just like how we care about how much we eat, we should also pay attention to the quantity of information we consume.