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The Psychology of Making Decisions: How to Avoid Bad Decisions to Boost Your Productivity

No. 5 out of 5 little-known secrets from the field of psychology to supercharge your productivity

Alex Bentley
2 min readApr 21, 2022


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This article is part of a series on the psychology of productivity. Start here.

We all make decisions. Every single day of our life.

Some of these decisions are small, like what to wear or what to eat.

Others are much bigger, like what job to take, where to live, or what school our kids should attend.

But whether big or small, all decisions require some level of psychology.

Psychology can help you understand the decision-making process and how to make better decisions that will lead to a more productive life.

So, how exactly can psychology help you make better decisions?

Here are a few tips and tricks for making better decisions:

  • Consider your options: When you’re trying to decide on something, it’s important to consider all of your options. By doing this, you’re more likely to decide what’s right for you.
  • Be aware of your biases: We all have biases that can affect our decisions. It’s essential for you to be aware of these biases, so you can account for them and make decisions that lead to productive work.
  • Make the decision and stick to it: Once you’ve decided, it’s critical to stick to it. Second-guessing yourself will only lead to more stress and anxiety. If you’re unsure about a decision, ask for advice from someone you trust.

By following these decision-making tips, you’ll be on your way to eliminating poor decisions while boosting your productive output.

But wait.

There’s one more thing I want to share with you.

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Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.