We all have to make : Decisions — sometimes at least. Deciding to have a sandwich or salad may not be as difficult as whether to take a trip, end a relationship or buy the red shoes (though sometimes the sandwich choice is more difficult.) You even might require some help in order to come to a good decision . The following are two simple tools that might help when you’re really stuck.
If under pressure and a decision is impossible, when in doubt, stall. Stalling is the basic task of securing more time to think, feel or process information relevant to a solution or choice. Many decisions are made from the gut– an intuitive reaction that honors an internal truth.
Yet decisions made in haste might lack essence. The necessary time to get in touch with that internal truth. In those situations, allow yourself more time — “Let me get back to you, I need to sleep on it, Can I let you know next week, Can you put that on hold for me , May I have a few more minutes to decide.” Buy yourself more time. Giving yourself permission to stall might just take the pressure off making a hasty and bad decision.