How to Make Difficult Decisions – Managing Anxiety in Decision Making
Difficult decisions are difficult. When people tell you to just decide, they are not taking into consideration all of the elements that go into making a decision. The problem is, if you are not sure about all the elements, you could fall into the trap of believing that you are the only one that struggle to make decisions. Trust me, that isn’t true.
When we are trying to make difficult decisions anxiety can get activated and greatly affect the quality of the decision we will make. Understanding how to manage our anxiety and re-engage our rational thinking will be very telling of the quality of the final decision we make.
Difficult decisions can feel paralyzing because often we do not know what answer to choose and end up not making a decision. Part of the reason that happens is because difficult decisions can lead to our limbic system getting activated which activates anxiety. And what is a common behavior found in anxious situations – freeze. In order to ensure that you make the best possible decisions, there are some steps to take when you are faced with a difficult decision. Here is a book that Canada: http://amzn.to/2zU9h6e United Kingdom: http://amzn.to/2hQKk5nYou can find Violet here: www.violetreveira.comAll product links are amazon affiliate links. Thanks for watching Violet's Practical Help.
Posted by Violet Reveira, Psychologist on Thursday, December 7, 2017