This week we have been talking a lot about making decisions both in our business and in our lives. Have you ever noticed decisions can be hard even when they are as small as choosing what to eat for dinner?
Truth is, when you have pending decisions weighing on you, it keeps you from making even more decisions. Ridiculous right?! Making choices takes brain power. When you are having difficulty making a decision or make a wrong decision it literally sticks with you. It’s always in the back of your mind: "I should do this, I should do that, I should have done this, I should have done that." These thoughts take valuable energy that can be used for better things. We only have so much willpower to make good choices and our decision making power eventually runs out.
We know how amazing you all are and what big things you're up to! You make big choices all the time about your health, your relationships, your career, etc. Sometimes they are easy to make and sometimes not so much. We wanted to share with you the four ingredients necessary to dissolve indecisiveness and make decisions you can be satisfied with.
The 4 ingredients necessary for making powerful decisions:
- Get sleep. Sleeping helps to rebuild your willpower!
- Make hard decisions early in the morning, right after you've slept you've got the most clarity. At the end of the day you've used up most of your brain power and it can be difficult to make a decision.
- Make a choice! Declare that you've made your decision and stick to it. Don’t make a half decision or a decision because of the circumstances or what someone else wants otherwise you'll end up regretting your decision or blaming other people!
- Ask yourself this question: Do you have time to feel like s**t? Yes that’s right we said it. . . Pardon the language, but every time you get to one of those difficult decisions where you know there is something you should do, but you’re tempted by another option, ask yourself, "Do I have time to feel like s**t?" This could be eating that piece of pizza or ice cream when you shouldn't have dairy. Or eating a sandwich when you know your body prefers not to have gluten. Or choosing to go hang out with that guy who always disappears for a few days after you see him. . . whatever the decision, ask yourself this question and see what decision you make.
We live by these four ingredients and have found it so much easier to make decisions, get more done and have what we want in our lives! Take it on, love! Be powerful!