This week we are going to talk about 8 tips to help make you an effective decision maker.
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Everything we do in life, from getting up in the morning until we go to bed at night, is made up of making decisions.
Some of our decisions are small, such as getting a glass of water and some are huge, such as deciding to change careers. No matter the size, good decision-making skills are critical as they can determine your growth and opportunities in life.
In addition, good decision-making skills also makes you feel confident. When you prolong a decision, you may end up feeling indecisive, which gets you down. You feel in limbo. You can be overwhelmed, stressed, confused, distracted, you name it.
And because indecisiveness can have a negative effect on how we’re feeling, it’s critical that we learn how to effectively make decisions, especially those tough ones like changing careers!
And that is why we are going to talk about 8 different tips that are going to help make you an effective decision maker this week.
Tip #1: Relax and don’t let stress win
The first tip I have is to not let stress get the best of you. Easier said than done, right?
When you are facing a tough decision, like should I quit my job and do something else, it’s easy to feel stress! It would be weird if you didn’t! But when we get stressed, we tend to make quick, sometimes not thought-out choices or we just put the decision off for later.
When you are feeling stressed when making a decision, I want you to take a step back. Go for a walk, exercise, meet with a friend, whatever you do to destress and get your mind back in the game.
When you feel stressed over overwhelmed, I want you to ask yourself, are you in the game giving it your best? Or are you just trying to do anything to get to the finish line? Are you choosing what you really want or are you just picking the easier option?
I know for me when I am stressed, I may choose the easiest option vs what I really want because I want to be done with it. I literally have no more brain capacity to make any more decisions.
Think about when you’re stressed and it’s time for dinner. Do you want get take out or to cook a delicious homemade meal? For me, I would prefer the homemade meal as I know it’s going to be healthier.
However, if I have a lot to do or just had one of those days, it’s so easy to just want to get take out. But when I feel stressed or overwhelmed, I know I have to work through that.
So, in summary, figure out how to destress so you make the choice you want to make vs your letting your stress decide......