A new study out of the Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics has found that people who second-guess their decisions tend to make worse ones than those who go with their gut.
After analysing the betting habits of 150 online gamblers, researchers established a clear pattern of behaviour: those who backed their first choice won 20 per cent more often than those who pondered over a wager for days before changing it.
The data was drawn from the Superbru Premier League Predictor Game - website where players guess the scores pro football games across the UK.
In total, the researchers looked at 57,000 predictions spanning 380 matches in the Barclays Premier League during the 2017/18 season.
Niche example? Sure, but the researchers reckon these findings can apply to any situation that requires an educated guess. Reason being that over-analysing clouds the mind, preventing you from being able to think clearly.
As good a reason as any to quit questioning yourself!