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You may spend a lot of time thinking about the risks and rewards and weighing up the pros and cons. Thinking about your options is good, but overthinking just leads to stress. Here are some specific tips to strengthen your decision-making process to help you make faster, better decisions.


1- Set Aside Some Quiet Time


Pick a time and place where you can be undisturbed. Don’t attempt to make decisions when you are under a great deal of pressure.




2- Clarify Your Thoughts


Clear the noise by doing meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises. A calm and centered mind is necessary for effective decision-making.


3- Take Note of Overconfidence


Most people overestimate how much they can accomplish in a certain time period. If you’re overconfident, your plans will likely go awry.


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4- Identify the Risks You Take


You may make poor decisions because you’re accustomed to your habits. Identify anything that may be harmful because it’s automatic.


5- Narrow Your Options


Filter your choices to find what you need faster without getting distracted. It’s faster and easier on your brain to have a single choice.


6- Don’t Always Rely on Your Gut


Avoid trusting your intuition in circumstances that rely on a 50/50 probability. Only trust your gut when experience is involved.


7- Learn From Experience


The best decision-makers treat it as a science. They record their decisions, the way they made them and how events turned out.


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8- Bring In Outsiders


Because they are different, they think differently. They will have a new point of view, new insights and they can be objective.


9- Don’t Delay


When the stakes increase and the decision is critical it can be easy to sweep it under the rug. Avoidance will not lead to better decisions.





Wrong decisions may still happen. Don’t beat yourself up. Know your risks and you’ll rest easy when making decisions. Keep all of the above in mind and you’ll be equipped and comfortable to make good decisions.


Do you need stress therapy? Call (510) 497-4174 to schedule your free consultation.


This post was written by Lani Gouws on behalf of The Bridge Therapy Center. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Lani here: