Thinking of resigning? Or maybe, in true bahala-na-si-Batman fashion, just going AWOL

Hold your horses, and consider important factors before making a rash choice you may just regret. Why do you suddenly want to up and go? What are your plans? And most importantly, are you currently hungry?

Recommended Videos

Yes, science has revealed that you really should grab a bite first before jumping into something you're not exactly prepared for.

Sounds silly? Not quite. According to research from the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom, making decisionsespecially those that will have long-term effectsis a no-no on an empty stomach. This was what experts found after asking participants of the study a variety of questions about things that are usually counted as rewards, such as food and money, under two different circumstances: while they're full, and while they're hungry.

The results showed that participants were more likely to settle on smaller, faster-to-get rewards when they're hungry rather than when they're full. "Being hungry actually changes preferences for rewards entirely unrelated to food," says a report on Science Daily. "This indicates that a reluctance to defer gratification may carry over into other kinds of decisions, such as financial and interpersonal ones."


A feature on Forbes on the same study noted that this phenomenon is called "delay discounting, whereby people tend to prefer smaller rewards in the present to larger rewards in the future." So if we put it in the context of turning in your resignation right at this heated moment, you're choosing the small reward of getting out of the office you hate right away, over the bigger reward of getting your full 13th month pay if you choose to resign come December.

Basically, the lesson is to always keep your tummy happy (with good, healthy food, of course), because when you eat well, you function well. So before you jump the gun and make that life-changing decision, calm down, and chill in these spots for a quick but filling snack:


More From

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

Who Is Sandra Lemonon and Why Is Everyone Talking About Her Now?

The beauty queen already competed in the Miss Universe pageant two years ago.

Things You Need to Know About Miss Universe PH Rabiya Mateo

Did you know that Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is a licensed physical therapist?

Youtuber Viy Cortez, 24, Now Owns Multiple Businesses

"Mas gusto kong nakikita yung pera kong umiikot kesa nasa bangko lang siya."

Will You Be Receiving Your 13th Month Pay This Year?

Are you still eligible to receive the 13th month pay during the pandemic?
Load More Stories