Video rental stores are one of the most frustrating places for me. It always takes so long to find a movie and once I get to the store my mind goes blank of all the movies I want to see. On the other hand I really like services like NetFlix because they let you make a list of all the movies you want to see and then send them to you one at a time.
You can use this same idea to help you in the video store. I started keeping a file with a list of movies I want to see on it. When someone says that a movie is good, I just add it to my list. When we want to find something to watch, we use the list to find an appropriate movie for the evening. This has turned what use to be a 45 minute hunt through the video store into a 5 or 10 minute process.
The idea can be applied to other areas as well. When you find yourself struggling to make a decision, ask yourself if in the last 3 months you have had any conversations that would have helped you make your decision if you just remembered. Good restaurants to try, books to read, blogs to read, etc. are all great candidates for their own list.