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.
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