Lately, I have noticed a number of friends and acquaintances struggling with “big decisions”. Should I take a new job/ go back to college/ change careers? Should we move? How will I pay for my child’s college? Should I get married/divorced/ pregnant? This is heavy “stuff”. I have no magic wand or the ability to predict the future. However, I do know that sometimes you need to give yourself permission to take a time out from making heavy decisions and enjoy the present.
You are probably thinking I am a nut case right now. Take time off from making a decision that maybe you feel needed to be decided yesterday instead of tomorrow? Yes, take a rest. Regroup. Spend 24 hours enjoying the sunshine, a hike, retail therapy, whatever it takes to recharge your emotional batteries so you CAN make a decision with a clear head versus a heavy heart. And then once you have more ability to think clearly write a list of PROS and CONS. Place the list away for a few hours or days. Then come back to your list and check it over. You will probably have the answer(s) you were seeking.
And what to do if you don’t? How should you proceed if you are more confused than ever? Perhaps that is the time to get “outside help”. I have listed below some great websites to help anyone who is seeking some expert advice or just information. And if you need more than is here check out 411VOICES.com Ask the Expert page or Education.com JustASK feature!
I truly hope you will find answers, solace and happiness – sooner than later.
Thanks for reading! ~Louise