The scientific reason behind “good enough” decisions sometimes being the best one.

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Indecisiveness can cause significant distress. Just ask yourself how you feel when you are not able to take an important decision, feeling restless, anxious, worried already?

First of all, taking decisions is one of the key factors in making you feel happy as suggested by neuroscience. It helps you feel in control of your life.

From The Upward Spiral

“Making decisions includes creating intentions and setting goals — all three are part of the same neural circuitry and engage the prefrontal cortex in a positive way, reducing worry and anxiety. Making decisions also helps overcome striatum activity, which usually pulls you toward negative impulses and routines. Finally, making decisions changes your perception of the world — finding solutions to your problems and calming the limbic system.”

Neuroscience further suggests that taking decisions that are “good enough” is often the best decision to take than trying to figure out the “best solution or decision”.

From The Upward Spiral

“Trying for the best, instead of good enough, brings too much emotional ventromedial prefrontal activity into the decision-making process. In contrast, recognizing that good enough is good enough activates more dorsolateral prefrontal areas, which helps you feel more in control.”

To further emphasize upon the importance of taking decisions, deciding simply doesn’t make you feel in control of your life but also boosts pleasure.