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Also known as Fear of Better Options (F.O.B.O.), is the relentless researching of all possible options for fear that you’ll miss out on the “best” one.
Though maximizers tend to make better decisions, they are less satisfied with those decisions than are people who make quicker ones based on less research.
Phones take over many duties in our day-to-day lives and so they occupy portions of our attentional capacity.
Studies indicate that regular phone and computer users that physically get away from devices, theirs or not, have an increase in available cognitive capacity and that doing so is the best way to make sure you won’t have anxiety over whatever you might be missing on it.
According to experts, choosing to spend time by yourself can help your social relationships. Solitude can also help you regulate your emotions. It can have a calming effect that prepares you to better engage with others.
Learn to identify moments when you need solitude to recharge and reflect to help with negative emotions and experiences.