Make Mindful Choices

Little did I know that when I chose Decision Making as a theme for this month, I would be struggling to make decisions. But here I sit, in a sea of overwhelming indecision and frustration. It blind-sided me a bit since I felt relatively successful for July’s focus of Be Productive. As I even struggled to decide on content for August, I did run across some helpful thoughts from others that I hope will curb the indecisiveness.

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.

– William James

This was a huge light bulb for me. I become irritated quickly when others avoid dealing with important situations or discussions – it won’t go away if you ignore it in most cases. I suppose that is a lesson for me – the traits that irritate me the most in others are probably the same challenges I have myself. By choosing to remain in the land of indecision, I am doing the same thing. I just never looked at choosing to not choose as an actual choice.

With that thought in mind, I then came across this gem from Gretchen Rubin (as I was aimlessly scrolling through social media on my phone because I was avoiding writing this post last night).

 If you are too tired to do anything except watch TV or cruise the internet, go to sleep.

– Gretchen Rubin

I did go to sleep and felt much better about mindfully choosing to get my 8 hours in so I could enjoy the next day and start making some decisions. I am still trying to determine the reasons for my indecisions. Often when a person resists doing something it boils down to fear. Fear of rejection, failure, imperfection, the wrong path or possibly success? I have definitely found myself dragging my feet on decisions lately because the outcome would be success! Which brings me to one of my favorites by Marianne Williamson.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

– Marianne Williamson

I hope to find some more resources this month to get past the indecisiveness and I will share what I find. I feel better knowing that I am making a mindful choice towards action.

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Where do you struggle with indecision in your life?

Can you identify the reason for your indecision?

How do you overcome indecision and move toward making mindful choices?

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2 thoughts on “Make Mindful Choices”

    • Thanks Madeline! Feel free to leave a comment on how things are going with making mindful choices! I have received a lot of feedback that others are in the same place. So I guess its more common than I thought! I hope to find more resources this month and will definitely share on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Oh and enjoy your Slow Travel – sounds amazing!


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