Do You Find It Tough To Take Good Decisions In Uncertainty? 🤔

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! 👇

Siddhita ❤️

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    Great article Sidditha. You're very right that humans hate uncertainty.

    The best way to deal with it is to acknowledge the anxiety that uncertainty causes, accept that we cannot predict the future and therefore uncertainty will always exist, and then face your fears by pushing forward, through the anxiety, into the unknown.

    You'll learn so much about yourself and find out that you're stronger than you've ever known. Just getting out of bed every day takes a lot of courage!


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      Thanks for commenting @zfisher91!

      We must get out of comfort zones and face those uncertainty to see any real, positive change. Facing it stimulates growth and that should always be the end goal! 😄

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    First of all my answer is going to be somewhat different, in times of uncertainty for me it is time for more creativity, alertness, and aliveness it is obvious that if there is a threat out there I would run away(LOL!), but most problems are not even problems but psychological burden, i.e. I have 10 cents in my bank account is a fact, I am broke my life is ruined is a psychological burden, facing facts are always better than facing inner burden we create.

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      Makes sense.
      Good point of view indeed @csjay08! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    Good read, @siddhitaupare !

    In a way, I feel like I'm getting more and more used to making decisions in uncertain types of context. I guess it comes with experience!


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