Are you good at making decisions under pressure? If not, congratulations: You’re human. High-stress situations trigger the release of cortisol, which inhibits rational thinking. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin recommends practicing “prospective hindsight,” also called “pre-mortem” planning, to make the right, logical choice when life goes awry. getAbstract believes everyone in this high-stress world will find Levitin’s life hacks helpful.
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1 year ago"Prospective hindsight is the process of anticipating problems and planning for high-stress situations by putting systems in place when you’re feeling calm and rational. "
This seems to me to be counter-intuitive. The anticipation of a problem might induce stress in the body, even though the imagined scenario is not actually happening; leading to a state that we are attempting to subvert.