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Stress and decision making

Stress and decision making

Much of the stress in life comes from making decisions.

You feel good to make the right decisions. But whether a decision was the right one or not, life goes on. If it was a good one, wonderful. If it was the wrong one, you can count it as experience.

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"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." -Frank Howard Clark

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Stress motivation

Don't let stress motivate your decisions. When you're feeling the most stress, you'll also feel the biggest urge to make a poor choice.

If you do make a decision while you are under stress, ensure to re-evaluate it when you are calm.

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