Why decision making is hard and what we can do about it

Decision making is hard for most people. So many choices, so much uncertainty, so much to gain or lose… how can we possibly make a decision?

We keep changing our minds. We decide one thing, then undecide. Or we procrastinate, trying to keep our options open and putting off the decision until it’s forced on us. Or, even worse, we convince ourselves ‘we can’t do otherwise’ and continue with damaging courses of action. We regret our decisions. We blame ourselves for what we decided.

What holds us back and what might help?

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