Here's a new trick to help you make better decisions.
--A study at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh found that if you distract yourself for just TWO minutes before you decide on something, you'll pick the smarter option.
--You just need a distracting activity that totally engages your mind, and lasts two minutes. Like listening to an early BEATLES song, playing a turn on "Words With Friends", or eating an ice cream sandwich.
--The researchers say the two-minute break helps because your conscious mind gets stuck on little details. But your UNconscious mind sees the bigger picture.
--And even when you distract your conscious mind, your unconscious mind keeps working. So when you get back to making the decision, the smarter pick should be more clear.
(Source: NBC News)
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