Long-term decisions are irrevocable decisions you make which impact your career, business, your life or your relationships. Because long-term decisions have such profound effects, you must always take time in making those types of decisions. Never make a long-term decision when you are sick or when you have not gotten enough sleep. When you are sick, suffering from sleep deprivation, or struggling with PMS, your glucose level drops significantly.
Glucose is the brain’s fuel source. When it’s low, your ability to make decisions is impaired. You’re not thinking clearly. The part of the brain that is responsible for decision-making, the prefrontal cortex, is weakened during days when you are sick, sleep deprived or dealing with PMS. Consequently, it is very likely this part of the brain will not be perfuming its decision-making function properly. You will be asking yourself, “what was I thinking” if you make decisions while dealing with illness, sleep depravation or PMS. If you have no choice but to make a major long-term decision, eat anything with sugar in it fifteen to thirty minutes prior to making that decision. Sugar causes a short-term boost in your glucose level and will temporarily restore your decision-making abilities. But be careful with sugar. About thirty minutes after experiencing a spike in glucose, due to this sugar boost, you will experience a crash in glucose levels which will leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Rest restores glucose levels and this is precisely why the brain sends you a message to sleep, after consuming too much sugar too quickly. It’s just trying to re-set your glucose levels back to normal.