Making Better Decisions!
Research says that we make over 35,000 decisions per day, and many of them are everyday choices, like what to eat for breakfast, whether we should work out, or what clothes to wear.
Then, there are those more complex decisions that require more thought and can be challenging because of uncertain outcomes, fear of making the wrong choice, or having too many options.
At times, emotions, pressures, and finances play a role, which does make the decision-making process complex. Here are some examples:
💙 Medical – These may require research or understanding treatment options, side effects, success rates, and considering personal preferences.
💜 Long Term Relationship – Committing to long term relationships may involve thoughts about compatibility, shared values, or future goals.
💚 Relocating – Making a commitment to relocate may involve choices about job opportunities, cost of living, lifestyle changes, and leaving familiar surroundings.
Of course, we always want to make the right choice, but at times we stay on the fence, and stuck in limbo without moving forward!
Indecision may have consequences, because it can lead to missed opportunities.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
How to Make the Process Easier!
Sometimes we procrastinate to avoid feelings of discomfort, so I wanted to share some suggestions that might make the decision process easier.
🤷🏽♂️ Write down what it is you’re trying to decide.
🤷🏻♀️ Ask yourself what the downside is in not making this decision.
🤷🏻♀️ Research, gather data, and review your findings.
💁🏼♀️ Ask yourself if your decision aligns with your values.
💁🏼♀️ Quit worrying about what others think. Some people won’t like your decisions.
🤷🏻♂️ Give yourself a timeline to make a final decision.
💁🏼♀️ Make a decision.
“The worst thing you can do when faced with a decision is to overanalyze the issue. Overanalyzing the situation will only make the decision seem more overwhelming. When faced with indecision, keep in mind that most bad decisions can be remedied and nothing is permanent” according to Everyday Health.
Consider the Outcomes!
Of course, we’ve all made good and poor decisions, also known as learning experiences.
Understanding your priorities, and seeking advice from trusted family or friends may help make decision-making easier.
When you spend time in indecision, you sit on the fence and give energy to both sides, and stay conflicted.
Consider the potential outcomes of each option, weighing the pros and cons, and trust your instincts.
Remember that mistakes are a part of life, and often provide valuable lessons.
Making a decision, even a wrong one, is an opportunity for growth and learning.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
TOPIC: Making Better Decisions!
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