How to make a Decision?
As you have probably read many times in my blogs making a decision is not that hard – but turning it into an action is something I have given you various thoughts, tips and tools on since that is what I think really matters.
But if we stick with the decision-making and put the action on hold for a while, since making a decision is a big enough challenge for many people – I think there are few main steps to follow or questions to ask yourself when you make decisions.
- How is this aligned with my personal values and what I believe in?
- How will this support me in making my vision become my reality?
- Does the thought of making this happen make me excited, my heart beating faster or in short; does this make my heart sing?
- Will I regret this when I´m 70 years old if I don´t do this?
How to make Better Decisions?
Making better decisions, that are more right for you and more supporting of the vision you are going by, in your work and life, demands that you know yourself and your vision.
If you know yourself well and feel that you are going by the right vision for you then we can say you have a good start.
But even so making decisions and turning them into actions can sometimes be scary. Then it is good to think about the fact that excitement and fear are in some ways the same feeling. You just have to decide how many of your ideas, decisions or dreams you are going to give up to your fear.
To make sure you don´t get sidetracked and start making the wrong decisions for you, you might want to start thinking about your breathing and to do meditation. I know it can be hard to stay in the present but returning to the present as often as you can is vital for your true and authentic success.
According to a new research from researchers at INSEAD and The Wharton School (published in the February issue of Psychological Science) you only need 15-minute focused-breathing meditation to help you make smarter choices and decisions.
This applies to choices and decisions you make in your career, health and relationships and other aspects of your life.
Few of the main benefits of more conscious breathing and meditation are:
- Less stress – more balance
- More clarity and creativity
- Longer attention span and better focus and concentration
- Better decision making due to increase awareness or connection with who you are and what you want
- Few deep breaths on a regular basis lead to better digestion and more energy due to better blood flow in your body
- Breathing deeply increases neurochemical production in the brain and more of the hormones and chemicals that elevate moods and control pain get released into your system
I have a tool for you, called My Weekly WakeUp that can help you with assessing your past week, what to learn from and what to celebrate, and make plans for coming week, please check it out.