Decision Making- Part 3

Biases, fears, attachments, insecurities, belief systems, codependency and other factors can impact our thinking process and decision-making.  Understanding these “ingredients” require mindfulness, focus, patience and investing time.  Awareness, coupled with knowledge can optimize decision-making.

Not all decisions carry the same consequences.  Some selections require more time and consideration. Sometimes people fortunately have all the facts/data to make good choices, and there are situations when information cannot be obtained even when financial and other resources are available to make them,

People make hundreds, sometimes thousands of decisions every day.  Some are made before we get out of bed to start our day!  So, what can you do improve your decision-making skills?  The following are a few suggestions.

1) Declutter your mind by identifying, reducing, and eliminating worrying, negative thinking, and anxiety.

2) Prioritize your decisions according to importance and consequences.

3) Take time to examine all options and their outcomes.

4) Research, gather facts, and seek help when you lack information.

5) Listen to your inner compass/intuition for a message (knowing, verbal, physical sensation, or an idea).  Do you hear, feel or just know the communication that you are receiving?

6)  Foster curiosity.  Talk, out loud or silently with your inner ally.  Ask questions. Pay attention to your thoughts.   Did an answer or possibility come into your mind?

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