Decisions accompany our whole life. Our days are riddled with many small and big decisions, The latter, in particular, often have far-reaching consequences and, as experience shows, are usually anything but easy. Similarly in the interpersonal area, if you think about which people do a good and how to act best with them. Because sometimes you have to give yourself a jerk regarding the decision.
To make this easier, we would like to give you a few suggestions, which can help you get there fast in your next decision-making process. The good thing is that it can be applied to all areas of life – whether it’s about how you spend your next vacation or when is the best time to meet for a date.
1. Check: “What do I want?”
Some people are not natural with decisions because they are afraid of wrong decisions, because they do not know what they really want. Without knowing what your goal is, you can not make a decision. Therefore, first of all, formulate a clear goal! Also, many small decisions are more natural if you are aware of the big goals you want to achieve. If your long-term goals are not clear yet, then take your values and preferences into account.
If it is crucial for you to have more time for yourself, then plan this with your weekly and daily planning directly. This helps you make decisions more efficiently.
2. Reduce the options!
Making decisions easier – that’s often easier said than done. Unlike in the past, you are spoiled for choice today. The less we have to weigh, the faster and more comfortable the decision will be. The numerous options are a challenge. You do not even know where to start, and simplification is the solution here. Reduce the options by splitting them.
3. Listen to your gut feeling!
In challenging, non-rational situations, you should have an ear for your gut feeling. Surely you know that too if you have “such a feeling” that you cannot be described in detail, right?
Most people can live with a wrong decision if they have followed their feelings rather than blaming themselves for acting against their “inner voice.” And especially with the topics of partnership, lust and love it just depends on their feelings.
4. Intuition and understanding carry you on!
As crucial as emotions are, it’s the mix with the mind. What does your belly tell you? Compile the facts with the mind! If you now collect as much information as you can and take into account the future impact, then you have considered the decision from all directions. When the understanding of the mind matches our gut feeling, we have usually made the best possible right decision for us.
5. Include your environment!
Of course, in the end, you have to make your own decisions. But it can also be helpful to hear the opinions of others. It may then open up entirely new perspectives that can help you in the decision-making process.
Some of your acquaintances may have already gained experience in the very thing you are currently dealing with. When it comes to emotional matters, of course, it depends on whether you do not want to keep the thing for yourself first.
6. Decisions are not for eternity!
Many people think a decision has to mature because it has to be valid for the next decades. This sometimes prevents them from making decisions more efficiently. Of course, you should not break big decisions and take your time. But eventually, every decision should be made.
Be aware that most decisions can be revised. Sometimes it’s easier to commit yourself if you only make the decision for a specified period and then look at it again. Try it, and you will see it relaxes the situation significantly.
7. Distraction helps!
Sometimes you do not get on with your thinking. Then it can help to turn to other things. How about a walk in the fresh air or a football match? Sport and exercise are good and unravel the thoughts. So you gain some distance, usually looks clearer and makes it easier to make a decision.
Indecision paralyses you!
Imagine a long corridor with many doors left and right. Every door represents a decision. You open many of these doors in your life. Once you have decided on a door, you have decided against another door at the same time. Do not make the mistake of wanting to keep as many doors open as possible. Decisions must be made, or indecision paralyses and has an unfavourable radiance effect.
Even wrong decisions can win something good!
Absolute protection against wrong decisions does not exist. Despite all considerations, you will make a wrong decision here and there. It’s part of life as breathing. But also supposed wrong decisions have something good – you can learn from them. Just these experiences give our life the right spice, and it would be a shame if you had missed them, right?