Decision Making

Making Decisions Easier

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

From the moment we wake up till we go to bed, we make hundreds of decisions. Life is a continuous stream of decision making. Despite it being a common activity, most of us struggle with decision-making.

Looking to Achieve Certainty in Life? Embrace the Unknown Through Imaginative Meditation

Ceri Matthias | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Matthias

For me, breaking old mind patterns has led me to cut my office days, giving me the time to witness the seasons as they pass, to cook from scratch, to practice my Spanish, begin writing, and meet my boyfriend with whom I'm now buying a home.

How to Live With Bad Decisions: Lessons From My Front Door

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Magdalena Bak-Maier

Have you ever had one of those days when you got sucked into contemplating your life and questioning your decision making abilities. This was me just a few days ago returning from a trip to New York. But I never thought the process would be trigger by something as silly as point colour.

Make Better Life Choices

Simon Haas | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

There are certain choices in life that are "difficult". Often, this is not because we lack the information we need to make them. Neither is it because it's hard to gauge which option will benefit us more. Rather, it's because these choices are defining - they define who we are as human beings.

The Greatest Decision I Almost Didn't Make

Chloe Gunning | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

It's time for an adventure. Three months away from reality, work and looking after other peoples' lives... time to start looking after my own. While I'm using some inheritance money to kick me off, it won't be all five star hotels! I'm budgeting heavily, and enjoying reading travel blogs on how to see the world on a shoestring.

Can You Allow Someone Else to Actually Make a Decision?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

I was at a conference centre earlier this week for a series of meetings. Whilst I was waiting for my next meeting with 2 good friends of mine Benji...

A Problem Shared Is a Problem Halved

Gwennan Thomas | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gwennan Thomas

Sometimes I look back at my life 12 years ago; before alopecia. If I am honest with myself I do at times miss having hair, especially my eyelashes and eyebrows; which are what shape our facial features.

How Your Gut Instinct Works

Becky Walsh | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

I'm sure you have heard people say: 'I feel it in my stomach' 'I always go with my Gut'. You might even say that yourself. But logically we still like to believe the best decisions come from the logical brain, but did you know you have two other brains and one of them, is in your gut!

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

The Problem With Yes-Men

Grant Feller | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

I have won and lost jobs on the back of my (occasional) inability to be an obsequious yes-man. I won a job in a powerful publishing empire because I dared to speak my mind in a room of conformity, at precisely the moment the boss was changing his. The next day, my honesty was rewarded with a full-time contract.

How to Improve Your Life Pre and Post Divorce

Maggie Currie | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

I found the fear of making mistakes to be so overwhelming, and I thought that those mistakes were going to affect me for evermore. That was very scary. I found the way to stop it being so overwhelming was to get professional help.

When Decision Making Is Agony - The Fear of Getting It Wrong

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Trying to make a decision in a relationship, job, finance or choosing a location all involve the same problem, the possibility of regret. That ability we have of placing ourselves in the future and looking back on that moment of choice with horror. Then rehearsing the idea of beating ourselves up for being such an idiot. Duh!

Data For All: The Enterprise Revolution

Sean Farrington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Imagine a world in which you need to get hold of the latest information immediately and it's there - at your fingertips, without you having to go through the IT or data team for access, or for them to get the information for you.

Why University is Worth Spending Out For

Jordan Hogan | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jordan Hogan

I'm not going to lie, the tuition fees are more than they used to be a year ago but that doesn't mean that higher education is out of the question for you. I myself decided this year to go to university and not once did the price ever come across my mind.

Seven Life-Changing Foods | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The foods you eat can help influence your mood, prepare your body and put you in the right frame of mind. Here are seven foods to help you achieve success.

Parkinson's Drug May Help With Decision-Making

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A widely used Parkinson's drug may help older people to make up their minds, research suggests. Poor decision-making is a recognised problem of age...

Three Ways You're Wasting Time Today (Without Even Noticing)

Joanna Pieters | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Pieters

Lots of activities we think of as time-wasting aren't that at all. Facebook might be an important way of getting some down-time in a busy day. Chatting at the school gate builds a community, while waiting for the GP at least can give you time to catch up on a book. But lurking in your day are probably pockets of truly dead time. Time-wasters that have no benefit at all.

When Not to Give Up

Korina Karampela | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Korina Karampela

The dilemma when to give up or not becomes prominent when you face important decisions about career progression. For example: do you push for your next promotion or do you change companies?

How to Sleep Your Way to the Top - Literally

Arianna Huffington | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Arianna Huffington

There's practically no element of success that's not improved by sleep and, accordingly, diminished by lack of sleep. Creativity, ingenuity, confidence, leadership, decision making - all of these can be enhanced simply by sleeping more...But of course, getting more sleep is easier said than done -- believe me, I know! This is especially true in a culture that's wired and connected 24/7. And more and more science is proving the truth that screens and sleep are natural enemies.

Three Ways to Tell if You're Suffering From 'Analysis Paralysis'

Emma Brooke | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Life holds a world of possibilities, don't waste it sat on the sidelines trying to decide which team to play for.

Hoarder Disorder: Brains Scans Reveal What Stops Declutter

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with hoarding disorder exhibited abnormal activity in regions of the brain that was stimulus dependent when deciding what to do with objects ...

Why Business is Like Piracy and Needs More Irrational Thought

Jim Prior | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

In the study of economic decision-making the Ultimatum Game is an illustration of the unpredictability of human behaviour, value judgement, and the role and importance, therein, of morality.

Zen and the Art of Mathematics

Tim Curtis | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Curtis

What does Gove want us back to? He wants young people today to get bogged down in minutiae of detail and take their eye off the goal. He wants worker drones with no sense of their own capabilities and intelligence. He doesn't want people to solve problems, he wants clerks to write down sums in a book, perhaps to help balance the national deficit.

Rationalising the Irrational: A Step-by-Step Guide

Teresa Goncalves | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Teresa Goncalves

Ever wondered what kind of rationale goes behind the policy-making decisions executed by the coalition government? Well look no further. Here is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to devise and execute a sound security policy.

Start-Up Memoires: Aristotle, an Accidental Philosopher?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 25.02.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick wall. Instead I wrote a ...