Why we want to choose.
The ability to choose is the most effective instrument to control ourselves and our environment.
This sense of control and the desire to have a choice is so deeply anchored in us that we intuitively prefer those variants in which we have a choice. Even if there is no advantage – sometimes even requiring more time and energy.
How much choice makes you happy?
Numerous studies have shown that a number between 4 to 6 options – instead of a wide range of 20-30 choices – rather prompts people to make a choice. Not only that, but in this case they are more confident with their choice and happier with the decision.
Choices and the Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method shows various ways of how to execute the same movement. Thus, a decision basis is created, which many people have lost.
Not being able to choose paralyses. We want just the opposite – namely to enable movements again in easy, elegant and effortless (less muscle power) way.
This is not only fun but in many cases also liberates from pain.
For more detailed literature on the topic, select:
Choice, Renata Salecl
The Art of Choosing, Sheena Iyengar
The Paradox of Choice: why less is more, Barry Schwartz
Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman