Smart Ways To Streamline Your Decisions

 

New job or old?  Eat in or Out?  Exercise or Sleep In?

The decisions just keep coming and sometimes we get bogged down in them, or worse, postpone things we really should not. Sometimes we make decisions at the wrong time of the day and regret them later.

Ways To Move Things Along

Huffington Post suggests we declutter life and weed out the things we never use or never wear. This is the toughest challenge for me. I tend to keep everything. But once I do sort and sift a few drawers it becomes easier and mornings get simpler.

Rule out unimportant extra choices.

Save your time and energy for the big things in life and simplify choices whenever you can. For me that means holding color choices to a few favorites in clothes, china and decorating. Other colors become accents. Everything goes together better and faster.

Rethink your work approach.

All of us tend to get bogged down in little morning routines. But what about the major projects and big decisions? Giving those first crack at early morning energy and clarity might up productivity a lot and make the day a lot more palatable.

Learn to switch gears when you need to.

Simply signing on for a nonstop work session gets the job done, but often leaves you limp and unhappy. Learn to weave in a few yoga poses, or break for a favorite black tea. You will have only lost a few minutes and your overall quality of work and decision making should go way up.

Learn to delegate when you can.

Everybody likes to make some of the calls and encouraging other family members to do so can make your time run smoother too. Now you have more time to make really good decisions where they matter.

Figure out how you make your decisions.

Do you like to accumulate all of the questions, ruminate a little and then follow up with a decision? Or are you good at first take straight up assess and go whenever possible? Whatever gives you the best results can encourage you to make decisions instead of sidestepping or delaying them.

Don’t second guess yourself.

This is one that I struggle with a lot. I can always see both sides of the decision and sometimes go back to change my mind. But often that becomes another waivering process. Taking a little more time to make the initial call and then sticking with it usually works better.

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