Updated: Jan 24
Perhaps you feel that you’ve missed out on opportunities because you’re afraid to make a decision and take action. How do you find clarity and guide yourself to a more proactive path? The "shoulds" that you encounter in life often cloud your judgement but how do you decide what it is that YOU really want?
Here is a list of 8 ways you can make start to make better life choices:
1. Set clear goals: Establishing clear, measurable goals for yourself can help you stay focused and motivated as you work toward making important life decisions.
2. Understand your values: Identifying your core values can help you make decisions that align with what is truly important to you. See Values Exercise post to work out yours.
3. Consider the long-term: Before making a decision, it can be helpful to think about the long-term consequences. Will this choice lead you closer to your goals and values, or further away?
4. Seek advice: Talking to people you trust, such as family members, friends, or a therapist, can help you gain new perspectives on your life choices.
5. Take action: Once you've made a decision, take action to put your plan into motion. Waiting too long to act can lead to indecision and missed opportunities.
6. Be flexible: Life is unpredictable, and sometimes the best-laid plans don't work out. Be prepared to adjust your course as needed and stay open to new possibilities.
7. Learn from experience: Every decision you make is an opportunity to learn and grow. Reflect on your past choices and use the insights you've gained to make better decisions in the future.
8. Practice mindfulness: Paying attention to the present moment can help you stay calm and focused while making decisions, and allow to have a better understanding of yourself and your needs.
Remember that making good life choices is a process, and it's okay to make mistakes. The most important thing is to learn from your experiences and keep moving forward.