Everyone has made a tough decision before. Perhaps you had to decide if taking a new job that paid more but had a longer commute was a good idea. Maybe you were forced to choose the side of one family member in an argument. For some people, even figuring how where to go on vacation can be a stressful situation. Making decisions, especially monumental ones, can be hard.
However, it is best to remain as calm as possible when making decisions. A recent study published in the journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, says that when you are making a big decision you are more likely to focus on the positive aspects of an outcome.
“This is sort of not what people would think right off the bat. Stress is usually associated with negative experiences, so you’d think, maybe I’m going to be more focused on the negative outcomes,” said one of the study authors, Mara Mather of University of Southern California about the surprising findings.
This may seem like a good thing. You’ve always been told to look at things in a positive light, right? Well what if your stress is shining an undeserving positive light that causes you to choose one outcome that was not truly the best? For instance, when contemplating ending a relationship, you choose to stay in it because you are only focusing on a few good things about the person.
Researchers also found men and women respond to stressful situations and decisions in a different way. Men are more likely to take a risk and go with the more adventurous decision, whereas women are more likely to choose the more conservative outcome.
“It seems likely that how much stress you’re experiencing will affect the way you’re making the decision,” explained Mather.
Therefore, it is important that you remain calm and level-headed when facing an important decision. This can help you to weigh the pros and cons equally and choose an outcome that is best suited for you. A supplement from Dr. Newton’s Naturals may help you to relax and reduce your stress.
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