The Price Of Overthinking: 5 Tips To Positively Reframe Your Decision-Making By Rita Trehan

Sometimes thoughts circle around in our heads, making us second-guess every decision we must make, or in the worst-cases, they stop us from making decisions at all. Any leader knows that thoughtful deliberation is both sensible and necessary. But when thoughts become intrusive, contradictory, or result in a stress-loop that feels impossible to get out of, this is “overthinking”.  This can affect anyone, including world leaders. Former Prime Minster Anthony Eden and US President James Buchanan for example, were famously indecisive; a criticism levelled at several Presidents and Prime Ministers since.    Studies have shown that overthinking elevates stress levels, inhibits creativity, and makes solutions harder to find. The consequences can stretch beyond our professional lives, too, even leading to anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. The good news for overthinkers, is that it’s possible to stop that negative spiral in its tracks before it does too much damage…

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