10 MIN­UTES TO... BE MORE DE­CI­SIVE

Soup or sand­wich? Mal­te­sers or Twirl? Wide-leg trousers or miniskirt? Argh! We spoke to life coach Mikaela Pugh to find out how to over­come our in­de­ci­sion…

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1 Give Your­self A Time Frame For some­thing triv­ial (eg lunch), spend no longer than five min­utes. If it could make a big im­pact, take the ap­pro­pri­ate time – but be aware that of­ten we al­ready know the an­swer. Pro­long­ing the in­evitable doesn’t get us any­where.

2 Break De­ci­sions Down Con­sider steps to help make your de­ci­sion. Write a list of things you could do (whether this be gath­er­ing more in­for­ma­tion or speak­ing to some­one who can of­fer an­other per­spec­tive) and take ac­tion.

3 Three Sim­ple Ques­tions Try ask­ing your­self: what’s the worst thing that could hap­pen? What’s the best thing that could hap­pen? What will hap­pen if I don’t make this de­ci­sion? If your an­swers sway in favour of you mak­ing the de­ci­sion, do it!

4 Map Out Your Goals And Pri­or­i­ties if, say, you’re of­fered a job that re­quires you to be away from your fam­ily, you’ll need to de­cide what’s most im­por­tant. Hav­ing a vi­sion of what you want will guide you.

5 Em­brace Big De­ci­sions We of­ten as­so­ciate big de­ci­sions with big con­se­quences, but in fact they can be learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences that shape us. Try be­ing ex­cited about the pos­si­bil­i­ties. Ap­ply rea­son and in­tu­ition and trust your path.

6 Work At It De­ci­sion-mak­ing is a skill, so don’t beat your­self up about it – just work on im­prov­ing. We’ll never know the an­swers to our ‘what ifs’ un­til we ac­tu­ally fol­low through with our de­ci­sions. em­brace them and feel em­pow­ered.

‘Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…’

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