As an emotionally, analytical person, I wrestle with every decision I ever make.
My emotions try to take immediate control of every situation and I want to jump right into what I feel.
On the other hand, my brain wants me to take time and calculate decisions. I like to write down the facts, take a step back, and make a calculated decision.
I don’t think that one approach is bad or good, I just realize that those two ways are very different and I struggle with fighting with these sides of the coin.
So, I decided yesterday to look at how many “choices” I had to make yesterday, whether they were a big deal or not.
I also counted how many times I made an emotional decision versus an analytically driven decision.
Surprise, surprise: It was almost exactly 50/50.
As I wrestle with these opposing views on making a decision that I seem to have internally, I don’t put myself down because I have this issue.
Being emotional while being analytical is just how I seem to function. There’s nothing wrong with that; I just have to learn how to deal with it.
I talk a lot about having balance, and the ultimate goal when I am making decisions is to make sure I am allowing my emotions to have a say, because I care about how I feel, while also making an informed, calculated decision.
No matter how we all get to a decision, we have to realize that there is always a choice to be made.
Make sure that the decision you make aligns with your values and you feel like it is the best you could’ve done.
At the end of the day, that is all that we can ask for ourselves – the best we can do.
We all have many choices to make in a day.
It may seem stressful at times, but don’t forget to let you be you through the stress.
When stress controls us, we lose some of ourselves.
Never stray, because you deserve to be you.
As we go forward and make decisions, let’s make sure they are all for the best and align with who you are.