When it comes to making important decisions, we can find ourselves experiencing stress when we don’t know which choice is right.
This stress shows up when we yell at our loved ones, become overly emotional with an aggravating boss, co-worker, or family member, and it all eventually leads to negative self-talk that can exacerbate the spiral of distress. This is not conditions under which anyone should be making decisions.
If this sounds even vaguely familiar and you are ready for clarity, there is one question to ask yourself to get you on the road to a calm, collected state to make a sound decision that is right for you. “Am I taking caring of myself and my own basic needs?”
To answer this question accurately do a quick check in – Am I eating three square meals a day? Am I getting enough sleep at night? Am I taking ample breaks each day to smell the roses? Am I engaging in recharging activities such as exercise, acupuncture, massage and mediation at least once a day?
If you answered no to most of these questions, it is time to get serious about your own state of mind.
Self-care clears the fog and gives you the openness and mental space to discover and digest the information you need to make good decisions, especially the hard ones. Self-care is mandatory in order for your body and mind to engage in a flow that enables you to move through your days with ease, regardless of where each interaction falls on the spectrum of enjoyable or unenjoyable. When body and mind are in sync, your true self emerges, expressing through your intentions which inform your emotions and feelings through which you determine what you truly want – this leads to making good decisions.
Self-care is not optional, just like you must eat good, healthy food to have a thriving body and brush your teeth daily to avoid them falling out, you must engage in daily self-care to have an equally thriving mind.
Clarity is yours for the taking. Choose self-care and discover the calm, clear vision you possess inside to make your decisions with confidence and then, don’t look back!