We hear a lot about decision fatigue right now. That is how many decisions we make each day and how we are overwhelmed by these. Make decision making easier with these key concepts. There are many ways to make this simpler and more effective.
Making a decision comes from a variety of perspectives and opinions. Getting opinions from a few others helps you make a decision easier with their help and thoughts. Encourage feedback especially if it is not in line with your original thoughts. Make sure you don’t overload your options and keep to 3 opinions to expedite your decision.
Small chunks and small steps
Big overwhelming decisions can be broken down into small chunks and small steps. Break down the process into manageable steps that you can tackle over time. As you move forward with each decision, the next decision becomes clearer and clearer. It’s not always necessary to have a decision completely finalized.
Prioritize the energy and time for a decision. A breakfast decision is not the same priority level as business decision. Place time and energy where you get the most return for the most importance of the decision.
Too many options? Begin by limiting these choices. The essence of a decision is choices. We avoid decisions when there are many choices. Limiting choices can include having a rule about how many choices to have as options.
Trust your intuition
How are you feeling? What is your gut telling you? What is intuitive? These are the essence of trusting your intuition. That intuition can be your whole reasoning. Intuition affirms the decisions are make.
Go with truth and kindness
“Sometimes decisions are hard, not because one choice isn’t clearly better, but because the hard choice is also the right one, says Scott Young. The truth is always the best decision. When decisions are complicated, often it is because we are avoiding a core value. Remember we don’t have to like the best decision for it to be the right decision.