3 Ways to Help You Make Difficult Decisions

We can all feel a little lost at times. There are so many different paths that we can follow that it can be difficult to know whether we are on the right one.

Is our job going to make us happy in the long run? Is this relationship working out? Should I try to reconcile with an old friend? Will moving house change my fortunes? Thankfully, we don’t always have to tackle these difficult decisions alone, and there are some tricks and techniques on how to make difficult life decisions to ensure that we are on the right path. So, here are three of the best ways to ensure we are on the right path in life.

 

Organise Your Thoughts

The best way to begin making a huge decision is to think logically and use your head to work out exactly what is involved in making the decision. Some people make lists of the pros and cons of a decision and try to weigh up logically whether the decision is the right one to make. Scientifically, this approach helps you analyse each piece of information and come to a conclusion that is backed up by rigorous evidence. Assigning pros and cons values can also help balance lists that seem equal; for instance, one job you are considering might have great colleagues, whereas another might have interesting and varied work. Deciding which is worth more can help ensure there isn’t a pro/con stalemate. But, some decisions take more than just logic to decide and often the best thing to do logically might not be the one thing we want to do in the end.

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Ask Others for Help

Asking others for help can often present our situation in a different light, which could help us see the pros and cons in clearer detail, without the sentimental emotions attached. Asking a friend or family member could be one option, as they are likely to understand enough about us to give wise advice. But sometimes it can be useful to speak to somewhere further removed from us. For instance, psychic readings can help give you some perspective on your problems and help you decide the way forwards. Life is a journey and advice from someone with an inkling of the spiritual may be able to see things from a clearer vantage point, which could help you come to a better decision. This could be an issue with work or a relationship, money or even just the general direction of your life.

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Take a Chance

Some decisions are simply devoid of logic and no amount of talking around them is going to make us make up our minds about what exactly we should do. When all else fails, sometimes the best thing to do is to leave it to chance. Assign each outcome of a decision either heads or tails and flip a coin. Before you check to see what it is, you’ll often find yourself secretly hoping that one outcome is victorious. In this moment, you will realise that you have made your decision.

Making decisions can be difficult and some have the propensity to make them faster and more effectively than others. Some may opt for the logical approach, whereas others leave things to chance. Whereas many would prefer to talk through the decision with loved ones or even strangers who may provide deeper insight into what we should do.

 

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