The other week, I shared with you my dilemma over internships and how hard making decisions for the future can be. But life is full of decisions, and even if you guys can’t specifically relate to my situation, I’m 100% positive you all know about the difficult decision making process. I’m sure you go through this often, and we probably all would agree that it’s easier to hide from making difficult choices. But, making these decisions is just something that has to be done if we want to grow.
I’m still having trouble deciding what my best option will be. So I’ve put together a small list of tips that’s helped me so far! You may use these tips yourselves to help make any decisions that could be troubling you!
Tips For Making Decisions:
1. Make a Pro/Con List:
Weighing out your options on paper is probably the most effective way to decide on something troubling you. Doing this will not only help clear your mind, but you will also be able to physically see what the better decision may be.
2. Ask around for Advice:
Going to a friend or family member that you look up to and admire could be a great way to gain some outside perspective on your dilemma. Don’t let other people tell you what to do, but let their personal opinions (ones that you trust) count for something. They might offer you some words of wisdom that you did not see before.
3. Trust yourself:
Don’t over think things. Sometimes having faith in yourself and “trusting your gut” alone can be the best decision to make. Have confidence!
4. Don’t Stress:
It is important to realize that there is no such thing as a “bad decision,” and that good outcomes can come from any situation you put yourself in. Things have a way of working out, especially if you’re driven. Don’t let your worries totally consume you!
5. Be Happy:
You might not be completely satisfied with a decision you make right away, especially when you may still have so many conflicting thoughts. But just remember that whatever you decided to do, make sure it’s a decision that is going to make YOU happy. At the end of the day, personal happiness is the most important thing. When you are happy, you’re healthier, and you are less stressed, and more clear-headed to make even more important decisions down the road!