Do you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? It’s probably because you have entirely too many items lurking in your closet. You see, during the past 20 years neuroscience research has changed our understanding of decision making. John Lehrer, author of How We Decide explores the “every day failure” of looking at all of the decisions we’re faced with and trying to make the best one.
Why do you struggle and fail to make a decision?
According to Lehrer, it seems as though the best way to make decisions was to be as rational as possible with lists of pros and cons. It was reason, he argued that set us apart from other animals. These are Lehrer’s thoughts harkening back to the ancient philosophers. This was a popular assumption for a few thousand years. It was a simple assumption that we’re rational creatures. But Lehrer, says it’s just not true. We’re not rational. We’re emotional creatures driven my instincts and passions and even when you’re not aware of your feelings, they still impact your decision-making. It’s rooted in emotions that you can’t even articulate.
And we, as emotional women, need to recognize that.
And that’s why we’re giving you a handy little check list of a few items you’ll need in your closet. They’re all mix-and-match-able which means regardless of how you’re feeling, you’ll be able to put something together because all of these pieces are classics.
So how are you feeling today? How can you simplify your morning? Recognize that you don’t need tons of pieces to make a good decision because it’s all based on how you feel on that particular day.
You just need a few options that you can mix and match depending on how you feel, because your feelings will drive your decisions.