Why do we keep going back to that job we hate?
Why do I keep answering his texts when I know he’s no good for me?
I said I was going to lose weight but I keep pushing the start of my diet back to Monday.
Do any of these sound familiar? We’ve been there. Decision making is a part of everyday life. Learning to make better decisions will help you become your best self and that’s what really matters girl! We have put together a simple 6 step process to follow BEFORE you step back in to those old habits again.
Identify the decision. The first step in making the right decision is recognizing the problem or opportunity and deciding to address it. Determine why this decision will make a difference to your life.
Gather information. Ask yourself what you need to know in order to make the right decision, think of how your previous decisions have affected your life. Don’t assume. Use the past as proof of what may happen.
Identify alternatives. Once you have a clear understanding of the issue, it’s time to identify the various solutions at your disposal. It’s likely that you have many different options when it comes to making your decision, so it is important to come up with a range of options. This helps you determine which course of action is the best way to achieve your objective. Just because your ex wants you back doesn’t mean he’s the only man in the world. So don’t make your decision as if he is. I’m just saying!
Choose among alternatives. When it’s time to make your decision, be sure that you understand the risks involved with your chosen route. Does the possibility of good outweigh the possibility of bad?
Take action. Say what you mean. Mean what you say and do what you said you were going to.
Review your decision. An often-overlooked but important step in the decision making process is evaluating your decision for effectiveness. Ask yourself what you did well and what can be improved next time. You can always improve and making decisions isn’t about being perfect. Taking action and becoming better after you see results will make you a better person.