Thursday, November 20, 2014

Choices, Choices

Are you the type of person who wants to evaluate all the possible choices that could possibly be available to you before selecting one?  The more choices you have to consider, the smaller the number that seem really viable.  It can be so confusing that you find yourself just walking away and not making a selection, which, of course, is a type of choice in and of itself. Making choices can be exhausting whether you're doing it in a shopping mall or searching for something on the internet. Researchers at the University of Minnesota did a study in a shopping mall. They found that people who made more shopping choices were less able to pay attention and complete simple mathematical problems. The study conclusion was that if you want to focus your attention on an upcoming activity or if you need emotional energy to handle challenging situations, you are much better off to limit the number of choices you make beforehand. More tomorrow.

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