Friday, 14 June 2013
I came across this piece of advice by Dr Barker of the OU. It's been very useful in making me think about a few things.
Dr Barker's Decisions Making Tips
When we're not sure what to do, there's a tendency either to make a decision far too quickly or back off from the decision altogether. Both should be avoided.
Instead, embrace the uncertainty. It's not an easy thing to do but you should sit out your decision until you've gathered all the information and set out all the options.
Think about what you value and makes a good or meaningful life for you. Tuning into this can help with the decision. How will your choice fit your values in life?
Will your decision open up future options or limit them? Imagine you've made your decision, do you feel lighter and freer or more constrained?
I get the feeling it's going to be a rather emotional weekend as I thrash out a few things with my loved ones. But I'll get there.