The pandemic turned things around for so many of us. We were forced to make decisions when times were uncertain - the stock markets were falling down and then soaring, a big “maybe” was put over business expansions, and even making the decision of going out of the house to buy groceries was a major one.
The truth is our brains like certainty.
For example, when you brush your teeth, you can think of a thousand different things because the activity has become routine to you. The next time, try brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand and you’ll find that this activity demands a lot of cognitive load, attention, and effort.
That’s what happens when you have to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. What normally is a simple choice process turns out to be even more stressful and effortful. This stress and anxiousness then clouds your judgment and deters you from thinking clearly.
I've found three steps you can follow to make good decisions even when times are uncertain. To find out about them, do check out this latest post on Brutask's blog page.
And if you do give read it, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments! 👇