Decision making is never easy for anyone. There is going to always be many times you’re faced with making choices. Don’t mean the kind where you can’t decide. What to wear to that party. How to balance your social life. I’m talking about the kind of choice that will last years, possibly even a lifetime. For some teens, being decisive is just like buttering bread nothing to it. For others, even the simplest result can be agony. “Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.” C. S. Lewis.
It is never easy for anyone
When you’re faced with choosing between different options do you know you’re making the right choice. You might be feeling like you’re not ready to make serious commitments. Or that you’d rather choose another day. This is not always a bad thing, and shying away from making a decision can sometimes help you make the right one.
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Decision making is never easy for anyone
When you’re tired or emotional
It’s so easy to make a rash decision, just to get the pressure of making the decision out of the way. Rather wait until you’ve had plenty of rest. Even being too happy can cause a person to make shallow decisions, so it’s not just about being emotional.
When you’re pressurized for results
Feeling pressure from the people around you to make that decision — you CAN, and SHOULD say no. Don’t be manipulated into doing anything you’re not comfortable with — and yes, it is manipulation.
If you’re not sure about the choices
Successful solution-making is like a muscle that can be trained. Even so, sometimes you’re faced with a choice that’s not so black and white and you have to go with the best out of the lot. These resolution can take time though, and it’s always good to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages so that you’re well aware of what you’re getting yourself into.
Never easy for anyone
When you’re hungry
Being hungry can actually affect your choices. Not only do you need energy to keep your body running. You can literally be swayed when you’re experiencing hunger. You’re more likely to choose the easiest option. This saves you having to make that tough decision. It can snowball and affect everything later on in life. When it’s perhaps too late to change it, or it will require more effort and energy.
You can do it
It’s always good to be committed to what you’ve chosen. It’s OK to back out if you know it’s something you really cannot see through. Making those determination can be liberating and can feel incredibly empowering. Your teen years are super-exciting. You get to choose what you’d like to study. Which college you’d like to attend, and what career you’d like to pursue. You can brace yourself for a lifetime of productive decision-making. Mistakes are bound to happen. Embrace them with arms wide open and face the challenges head-on.
I am so indecisive sometimes. I try, but then I always second guess my decision.
I always have a hard time to make my own decision. I always have so many options and can’t find the right one
I always pray before making big decisions. It helps my mind to be clear and not be distracted by outside emotions like you mentioned. I also seek help from others!
Normally, I would sleep on a decision first and when I still feel the same about it in the morning, I’m going to jump in. Decision making is tough, you’re right. So I make sure I’m calm and able whenever I have to make a decision.
IT seems like so many factors can affect decision-making. It’s a real skill when people can make good decisions under pressure.
Sometimes making a decision can be difficult or worrisome as there is a fear of making the wrong one.
Decision making, for me, is truly complicated. Great informative article.
Decision making is not always easy i agree with you.
Spot on! Making a decision has never been easy…small or big…l most of the time just follow my instincts when it comes to decision making.
It is never too easy, I agree. I once heard that sleeping it off helps. I tried it and it worked. Your mind is fresh after waking up and it’s easier to make up your mind when you’re thinking is clear.
Definitely have to try. Sleeping it off…the mind is refresh is true!
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Ughh ….. I hate it when I have to make one, and that too sometimes really big one! What a great article!
I am good for making easy decisions, but the life altering decisions are harder to make.
I try not to make decisions when I’m really emotional because I know I’m never thinking right… Great post.
One of my biggest issues with making decisions is definitely feeling external pressure to make one choice or another. It also adds pressure on making a decision when others are counting on you to make it for them.
It is easy to make a rash decision when you’re under pressure. That rarely if ever pays off though.
Yes Decision making is never easy! i have a hard time sometimes when i need to decide for something.
making decisions and thinking weather or not it was right can be difficult, Awesome blog!
I tend to over think things. I need to do my decisions better.
Decisions can be so hard to make at times. Plus I’m super indecisive. So is my husband 🙂 But I think these are actually really great points, especially the one that says to refrain from making decisions when you’re hungry! lol
I feel the same way. i am not a decision maker and will never be.
I was just talking to my husband about us being at a crossroads. Great article 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
decisions are tough. It’s hard to be a grownup sometimes!
As an emotional person I always have to give myself a “time-out” before I even respond to some situations. These are some more great tips!
I make sure I don’t make any choices when I’m tired or hurting. I’ve regretted doing so in the past. You just aren’t in your right mind.
Decisions are hard, that’s why they are called decisions. I always hope I make the right one.
I always get my husband to help me with decisions because I always second guess myself!
I am decisive and a risk taker so if my decision goes sideways I am wiling to make a next one, take another risk This came after spending too much time allowing others to make decisions for me or try to define me. Once I knew who and whose I am, it became very simple.
I can totally relate to this article, I can be so indecisive at time!
Decision making was never easy for me. I agree with you sometimes i made an decision and its not really help.
Great post! It’s always hard to make big decisions. I like to do my research and then of course pray for wisdom to make the right choices.
We have made some huge life altering decisions over the past 12 months. Some have turned out well, and some we definitely regret.
You are right. Whenever I have to make a big one and I still can’t decide, I just sleep it off. The next day, when I’m feeling refreshed, I am able to think clearly and I get a lot of fresh ideas.
Ourfamilyworld, Sleep is always effective for me too.
Great advice, very inspirational! Standing back, and waiting until emotions have cooled has always worked for me!
Such important things to consider when you are making decisions. You definitely want to give yourself all the advantages so you can make the right choice for yourself.
In the end, I just need to make the decision and move on. Can’t over think it.