Decisions, decisions….hmmm, what’s next?
I’m feeling good about mine right now—where I’m going with work and life and all. However, it is pretty easy to second guess things sometimes, and that’s how I occasionally get stuck in the idea phase of life (rather than the action phase).
I remember talking to my Mom about making decisions when I was younger. I think I was a senior in high school at the time. There was a period of time when she was having health issues and was in bed all the time, so everyday when I got home from school I’d just get into bed with her and we’d talk (or watch TV). I remember talking about how maybe the best approach to life (to avoid stress and agonizing over decisions) would be to just pick categories you want to be in—the ones that feel good and right for you. Then, just use those things as guides when making decisions.
Once you boil decision-making down to that—it’s pretty simple (or at least straightforward).
Let’s say you want to be honest, happy, in good physical shape, a healthy eater, sincere, compassionate…..etc.
When you’re faced with a choice, consider: What would a person who was in all of those categories do?
Plus, what feels best in your gut/heart?
Whatever it is, do that.
Do you remember the last time you agonized over a decision for days and days? Did that agonizing help you at all? Would it have been better to just assess the situation quickly and make a choice?
I love my Mom’s approach. I refer to it often.
When faced, in any moment, with a choice…
I’m getting a lot better at this these days! I’m trying not to read into things as much either. It’s a lot less stressful, even if sometimes I’m just going along Doing Things without really knowing what the outcome is going to be. There are no guarantees anyway, right?
News/Notes: I have nothing interesting to share today….I worked all day, and had no extra energy. I plan to get a lot done tomorrow, and visit friends too. And workout. Twice.
I might as well be ambitious!
Are you a good decision-maker?
Any weekend plans?