How to Make Better Decisions

Do you feel that you could be making better decisions in your life, but don’t know how? It turns out there are several things that you can do proactively so that you can make better choices.

When your brain is happy and functioning properly you are better able to make decisions. One way to do this is by keeping your prefrontal cortex functioning. Low activity in this part of the brain has been connected to poor decision-making. You can boost your prefrontal cortex by increasing blood flow through drinking green tea, taking supplements, and using Rhodiola.

Another way to promote brain health is by keeping your brain safe from injury. Injuries to the head, even minor ones, can have lasting consequences later in life. If you do suffer a head injury make sure to get properly diagnosed and treated.

Additionally, having an addiction is problematic for the brain. This is because an addiction can overload the pleasure center of your brain. Be honest with yourself and if you do have an addiction get the help that you need.

The next thing you can do to make better decisions and promote brain health is to keep your body physically healthy. Keep your body weight in check by exercising and eating healthy foods. This can also lower your blood sugar too. Consider eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish. Or, you can take an omega-3 supplement.

When it comes to your emotional health, are you somebody who sees the glass as half- empty or half-full? It’s helpful to have a balance of both perspectives for your brain’s health. Also, are there things that you could be doing to keep your mind sharp and engaged?

Finally, make a list of the goals you want to achieve and ask yourself each day if you are achieving them. What could you change to get there?

Want to learn more? You can read the full post by Amen Clinics here:

8 Ways to Improve the Quality of  Your Decisions.