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The One Thing That Most Impacts Your Ability to Make a Decision (According to Science)

When it comes to decision making, I admit I’m the type of person who can never make up my mind. Even when it’s something as simple as ordering coffee, I spend way too much time weighing my options. I love iced coffee, but it’s getting colder out. Should I take a chance and go for the […]

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When it comes to decision making, I admit I’m the type of person who can never make up my mind. Even when it’s something as simple as ordering coffee, I spend way too much time weighing my options.

I love iced coffee, but it’s getting colder out. Should I take a chance and go for the chai tea latte? That girl in front of me just got one and it looks amazing.

Of course, after all that I decide on the same thing nine times out of 10: grande black coffee.

You can imagine if that’s how complicated I am with coffee, the way my brain analyzes deeper issues such as my career and relationships, can become a real problem.

Needless to say, the constant back and forth and always wondering, “Did I do the right thing?” is exhausting.

The question of how to make a decision is one that I’ve spent many years trying to figure out. As I’m sure we all have.
 

The Science Behind Decision-Making

The good news is that scientists are looking deeper into this topic. They are exploring how to make a decision to find the very key to effective decision making.

We’ve all heard this advice when we’re stressed about how to make a decision: “Sleep on it.” And as it turns out, there is some truth to this age-old advice.

According to a new study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, sleep really does help when facing tough decisions.

To read the rest of the article, visit YogiApproved.


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