It’s difficult to for others to maintain confidence in you when you can’t seem to make a decision. Not only is it really irritating when team members have to redo work multiple times, it’s just plain inefficient.
If you find yourself second-guessing every decision you make, there’s good news.
According to Spike W.S. Lee (how many comments do you think he gets with that name?!) and Norbert Schwarz, psychology researchers at the University of Michigan, washing your hands can help you stop questioning a decision. “Cleansing appears to remove not only physical residues but ‘mental’ residues, such as the concern about whether one made the right choice,” says Lee. Next time you’re unsure, break out the Purell®.