Bikeshedding is a very sneaky tool your brain uses to keep you stuck, and it’s very common during times of uncertainty.
Our brains love the status quo because the subconscious (which makes 95 percent of all decisions) bases its choices on rules of thumb for what has worked in the past.
This desire to keep things predictable means when we are in a state of extreme change (like the coronavirus pandemic) it will use everything in its arsenal to keep things as normal as it can. One of the biases it uses is called bikeshedding (or Parkinson’s law of triviality), and it is particularly effective at keeping you in an unproductive loop.
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