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6 Habits That Can Lead to Poor Decision-Making

Decision-making is an integral part of life. A wrong decision can have terrible repercussions. Sometimes a single wrong decision can put you in an irreversible situation. And, some every day habits play a great role in the decisions you take. Here are 6 habits that you should amend if you want to make effective decisions. (All Images: Thinkstock)

​Having no opinion of your own

​Having no opinion of your own
​Having no opinion of your own

It is very important to have an opinion to take a decision. If you are not well informed about most of the topics that are spoken about in your social circle or professional life, you will not be able to take the right decisions. You cannot hold conversations. If you are knowledgeable and up to date on the news or trends, you can have a handful of topics to speak with any kind of people, which will thereby help you take decisions better.

Following routine

Following routine
Following routine

There are some people who do everything in a routine. They wake up at the same time every day, go to work, come back, run errands and hit the bed, the same time. They can’t step out of their comfort zone. They don’t want to change anything of their every day routine. They are so engrossed in their routine that they struggle when things don’t go their way. It is very important to break the routine sometimes, go out and explore the world and prepare yourself for any situation.

Bad sleeping habits

Bad sleeping habits
Bad sleeping habits

Irregular sleep-wake schedule affects all aspects of your life and can cause very severe consequences to your mental and physical health, relationships, finances, and more. You need to have a sharp mind to make any quick decisions. For which you need to have good sleep-wake schedule. According to a study conducted by a consumer products giant in 2015, nearly 93% Indians are sleep-deprived. The changing lifestyle and intrusion of modern gadgets have only aggravated the situation. Sleep helps in growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, muscular and skeletal systems so that we feel refreshed when you wake up with improved brain functions and energy.

Focusing on negative things

Focusing on negative things
Focusing on negative things

If you are negative, you forget to show gratitude towards your friends or family members, and take your blessings for granted. It is important to count your blessings to decide what you really want. You may have the best of job profile or may be the best looking people, but negative thinking will stop you from being happy and peaceful. And if you only look at the glass half empty, taking right decisions is definitely difficult.

​Procrastination

​Procrastination
​Procrastination

If you keep on procrastinating, you will often end up rushing things, becoming more pressured, and as a result, making poor judgements and decisions. This could affect your personal life and not just your professional life.

Lack of control over anger

Lack of control over anger
Lack of control over anger

While ‘laughter is contagious’ holds true, it is applicable for other emotions as well. Your anger can affect not only you, but the people in your life too. You will always regret the decisions taken in anger. Also, your anger can cause people to feel put off, upset, intimidated, afraid, or a handful of other unpleasant emotions. You are definitely running the risk of making wrong decisions when you are angry.

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