When You Don't Know What To Do
This Week's Simple Tip
Ever find yourself in a quandary where your head is telling you one thing, and your heart is telling you something completely different? Think of the many techniques we have for making decisions. To name a few:
1) List of Pros and Cons, hoping one will clearly outweigh the other 2) Coin Toss, with "heads" option A,"tails" option B designation 3) Asking Everybody to provide advice and counsel about the options I want to share a technique that I use which is really a two-for. Not only does it help you to make your decision, but you also enjoy some genuine calm about what is best for you. Next time you have a dilemma, go find a quiet spot where you can be still without interruption for about 10 minutes. Take 3 slow deep breaths, exhaling in between each through your mouth. Then briefly say aloud the decision you are trying to make and close your eyes. Stay still and focus on your breathing as you do your normal inhales and exhales. At the end of the 10-minute period, you are likely to have gotten some insights into your decision. If not, it will become clear as you are now able to finish thoughts having cleared your racing mind.
This Week's Focus
This week, give yourself the gift of a little quiet time to either help with a decision, or to just be. Experience that contrary to our modern civilization belief, our minds are not working best when running on top speed.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!
A Little Helpful Hint
Very often when you don't know what to do, the best thing to do is get still and do NOTHING. In this 1-minute clip, Oprah explains that you are the only one who has the answers for you.