I find myself saying this a lot..."what does your gut say?" I say this to myself, friends, family and clients. I would say the majority of the time, we know a lot of the answers to our questions, but we lack confidence or are filled with fear and anxiety. So if you have a big decision to make, here are some quick tips:
- Do you have to have an answer now? Sometimes "wait" can be a good thing, even though it is hard. Just because someone else wants you to hop to it with an answer, if you feel overwhelmed and confused, take a step back and breathe. It is your life. You get to decide how and when you give answers to questions asked of you.
- What is your first instinct say? That is what I mean by follow your gut. In an instance, your heart (your gut) has a reaction to a question or decision that has to be made. Right after that instance it begins to get muddled up with what everyone else has said.
- Don't worry about what others will think about you. Be true to yourself. If you make a decision based solely on what makes other people satisfied, but makes you miserable...you are headed on a path of resentment. That path is no fun!
- Trust yourself. You know you best. You are probably your worst critic as well. Sometimes we lose site of our desires, our intelligence, or our ability to think for ourselves. Start practicing getting to follow your heart and see where it leads you. You might be surprised!
So, at the end of the day, you have to live with your decisions, but I bet that you can make some good decisions. Give your gut a voice!