Summary #642

The Stress of Making the Right Choice
  • Study finds that overthinking decisions leads to mental distress.
  • There are two categories of decision making: assessment-oriented (when you consider every aspect), and locomotion-oriented (quick and light-hearted).
  • It was found that people who are usually in assessment-oriented mode are more easily distressed.
  • Thus, researchers suggest that simple everyday decisions are best made quickly, and without overthinking.
  • The assessment-oriented style should be reserved for major, life-changing, high-stakes decisions.


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