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iVillage.com: 10 Worst Times to Make a Big Decision

You're Overexcited

Good things come to those who remain calm, says a psychology study from the University of Illinois. Participants in the study who were exposed to action words like “start” and “active” had poorer impulse control -- they opted to get an immediate monetary reward instead of waiting for a higher one later. The opposite was true with those primed to words like “rest” or “stop”.

How to avoid a big oops: Take a breather the next time you're tempted to make an impulsive judgment. Try napping or going to yoga before breaking up with your significant other (or putting in your notice) -- you'll be less likely to regret your choice than if you made it in a relaxed state.

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