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Distancing yourself from a problem can help you face it in a more objective way.
Instead of remaining in your own frame of mind, consider yourself as an outside observer, such as a friend giving advice or a fly on the wall. Removing yourself in this way helps you filter out some of your cognitive biases and lean you toward a more rational decision.
Accuracy and reliability in decision making tends to increase if you first give yourself some time to decompress and collect yourself.
This may also help you remove yourself from the problem, knocking out two of these strategies at a time.
Remind yourself that there's almost never an objectively correct answer.
All you can do is make the decision that's the best for you at the time, and it's probably going to work out okay either way.
Pick an option early and fully commit to it.
Overanalyzing a problem isn't going to help anything. It's just going to bring up new complications, force you to second-guess yourself, and possibly double back on a decision you've already made.
Next time you’re faced with a problem with many possible answers, pinpoint your end goals and then come up with a solution for each.
This is likely to lead to the generation of a diverse set of options covering multiple categories of solutions.
Try to limit what you have to interpret. Eliminate any factor that isn't one of your primary considerations, and look at what remains.
For example, if you're deciding between two new jobs, you could pare the decision down to salary, work culture, and potential for growth.