How To Be Decisive When Your Emotions Are Taking Over

We all face this problem at some point in our lives, especially in relationships. When emotions are involved it makes it hard to think clearly and make decisions. Here are a few tips to help you come up with the right decision.

  1. Think about what your friends would suggest you do from their third person perspective.

    By putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes, we can start to think objectively about our situation and take the emotion out. What would your friends advise you to do in your situation? If you want to think about it slightly differently, what would you advise your friends if they were in a similar situation to you?

  2. Weigh up the pros and cons

    It will help you to physically write down the pros and cons of your decision to visually asses your options. This way you are reducing the stress on your brain trying to juggle everything all at once.

  3. Think about the consequences of each decision

    There is always consequences for every decision we make. This is about minimising risk. It’s important to recognise that we are going to make some mistakes in our lives and we shouldn’t be fearful of that. By thinking about the consequences of each decision you may see an option that reduces your potential risk and lets you take the next step.

  4. Stick to your guns

    Trust your instinct. Usually your first thought is the right one. Once you make the decision, stick to it. Back yourself. Try doing some light meditation to calm your mind and help you listen to your inner voice.

These are just a few tips you can use to help you make a logical and proactive decision when you feel your emotions are holding you captive.

Remember, these decisions are difficult for everybody as you have a lot of emotions to deal with not just in yourself, but possibly from someone else or numerous people. Follow these simple steps to help you move forward and make a decision that is right for you.