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Why Sleeping On It Helps

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Why Sleeping On It HelpsWe’re often told, “You should sleep on it” before you make an important decision. Why is that? How does “sleeping on it” help your decision-making process?

Conventional wisdom suggests that by “sleeping on it,” we …

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Why Sleeping On It Helps

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  1. Therefore experts are better at giving the first answer that passes through their mind and do not over-think in their area of expertise. The problem is that a lot of us consider ourselves experts in a field (or maybe wrong considered by others) but few have really knowledge and the brain to process unconscious that info! Sorry, I didn’t sleep on it! (Meaning on my comment)! :-)

  2. very good!

  3. I think so… because whenever I am confronted with so complex decisions, the more I think of it the more unpleasant the result/s is/are, and amazingly when I made an abrupt decision on a very complex situation, the effect had a great benefit for me. At first, I felt confounded because it’s an irony, right? Unbeknownst to my knowledge, until I’ve read this and said to myself… that is why!
    Thanks for this, I am enlightened as well as I learned!!!

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