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Under stress at work? Just remember: Don't believe what you think.

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Most of us are unable to do our best thinking when we're under stress at work. The problem is, it is often the time when we need to be at our best.

Even though we can't make stress go away, understanding how our brain is wired can help us to make better decisions.

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Our brains process information in two ways:

  • Fast: Our fast brain is highly efficient, and makes decisions automatically by focusing on a few details it finds important, based on past experience.
  • Slow: Our slow brain uses control processing t...

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  • Pay attention: Your brain will default to making fast decisions, not accurate ones. 
  • Take some deep breaths. It will help you calm your nervous system.
  • Be curious. Ask yourself what story...

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