Analysis Paralysis

This very informative article looks at many of the self induced problems we face when making decisions.

The section on how overthinking lowers your performance explains that when you overanalyse a situation, the repetitive thoughts, anxiety, and self-doubt decrease the amount of working memory you have available to complete challenging tasks.

Unfortunately, our working memory is in limited supply. You can think of it like our brain’s computer memory. Once it’s used up, nothing more can fit in.

Thanks to the internet, there is virtually a limitless supply of information we could delve into and one of the tips to help our decision making process is to intentionally limit the amount of information we consume.

Have I given you enough information to decide whether to read it?