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Relaxation Boosts Decision Making

In the middle of a busy work day with deadlines and demands coming from all directions, it doesn’t seem feasible to take time to relax before making an important decision.

But research shows it’s actually a great investment of your time.

Anxiety directs us to choose the safest option (Journal of Neuroscience, March 2016) while stress changes our perceptions so we focus on the benefits and ignore the disadvantages (Current Directions in Psychological Science).

So before you make an important life or business decision, invest in yourself by doing something relaxing. I love to take my two Cavoodles (Bear and Molly) for a walk but other people find it very relaxing to:

  • Take a bubble bath
  • Get a professional facial or massage
  • Enjoy your favourite ice-cream while walking in the park
  • Bake a delicious cake or family meal

Very often we make the mistake of believing there is a right or wrong decision but that’s rarely the case. More often it’s simply a matter of choosing an option and then working towards positive outcomes.

Be guided by your dreams and follow your heart. If it’s a business decision that relies on your cash flow and credit management, get help from a great bookkeeping team like Numeric Eight.

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