Most of us face decisions every day that can lead to anxiety over whether we’ve made the right decision. Sports psychologist Jim Taylor, Ph.D., author of Prime Sport: Triumph of the Athlete Mind, suggests that you simplify your decisions by focusing on the facts in order to take emotion out of the equation. This will make it easier to understand what’s really at stake in a given situation. In addition, the more reasoned your judgments are, the more confident you can be about them.
If possible, sleep on your decision for a night or two. Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that your brain processes information related to decision making during sleep. Sweet dreams!
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