Contact Us

Why Is It So Hard to Make A Decision?

I think I'm lost
gpointstudio, ThinkStock

A lot of times, when I’m asked to make a decision, I end up almost paralyzed with fear and anxiety. I got to wondering why I do this, based on an article in the Daily Mail that states the average person wastes almost three years of their life making decisions.

After seeing this article, I did some more of my own research and the results pretty much boil down to three things:

  • Never feeling like you’ve been given a choice, so when asked to do so, we struggle
  • Not wanting to offend anyone by taking sides
  • Not having confidence in ourselves or our decisions. We don’t want to fail or be wrong

The Daily Mail article says our hardest decisions are the first world problems like where to go on vacation or what to watch on TV, whereas our easiest ones are the most important–personal finance decisions.

What decisions do you have a hard time with? As we speak, I’ve spent over an hour deciding whether this was even an adequate blog topic. We spend seven minutes a day deciding whether or not to socialize. For me it’s more like seven minutes an hour. There’s also a touch of social anxiety attached to that one.

If you have a hard time making decisions, you’re not alone. Share your struggles in the comments.

[Via Daily Mail, Lifehack]

Best of KDAT

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kdat.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KDAT VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KDAT VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.