As a health and fitness coach, I help people improve and transform their lives with simple daily actions for them to live their best life. Decision-making can be challenging and exhausting. It's especially true if you're not feeling confident about the whole decision-making process when it comes to your own health and well-being. After all, you want to be able to choose actions that are productive and wise. Today our topic is to help you Practice These 5 Simple Actions Which Will Lead to More Confident Decisions for your best life.
The goal here is to help you increase your confidence to where you have an unwavering belief in yourself. Believe it or not, there are several actions you can use to make this happen.
Keep a Journal
Using a journal is a powerful tool to help you create confident decisions. Sometimes all we need is a real reminder about how the decisions we've made in the past have turned out. A journal is a perfect solution to this. By chronicling our previous successes, we are reminded of how often we have done the right thing at the right time.
Many times, when we're questioning our decisions, it's because we're living in the past, focusing on previous events in our life that we might consider disasters, or worrying about the future and whether the outcome will be right or wrong. Mindfulness puts you back in the moment. By focusing on what you know, you need right now and the course of action right in front of you, you'll find it easier to choose what to do next and feel more confident about the decision you just made.
Get a Reality Check
When you doubt your decisions, sometimes it helps to talk to a close friend or relative and to ask them about the decisions you've made. It could be you do not see the situation for what it is. Worse, you might be lacking a clear vision of the outcome of past decisions and are blind to your successes. Sometimes it takes someone who's on the outside of the problem to point out what you're missing.
If you're having difficulty deciding at all, it might be because you lack information. Explore the options, understand the full extent of the issue at hand, or even go exploring for what you might be missing to give yourself the knowledge you need to move forward. You'll find you have a lot more confidence when you have a clearer idea of the situation.
It might be useful to put this learn-action idea together with your journaling to clarify your viewpoint. There are many different ways of using the journal to do this. We wrote a blog post here that might help you consider the power of learning to clarity by using your journal - https://www.wendybottrell.com/blog/are-there-benefits-of-writing-in-a-self-care-journal We also wrote a blog post here that might help you learn of different formats to write in your journal - https://www.wendybottrell.com/blog/journal-writing-for-stress-relief
Talk To Yourself
Sometimes your difficulty in feeling good about your decisions comes from sabotaging yourself through negative self-talk. It’s impossible to feel good about a decision when you’re running yourself down about it. Begin the practice of reworking your internal dialogue toward encouragement and positivity. We wrote a blog post that might be of value to use Affirmations For Your Self-Care Practice - https://www.wendybottrell.com/blog/the-power-of-daily-affirmations-for-self-care-in-your-best-life
Remember, change doesn't happen overnight. If you're struggling with unwavering self-belief, you're going to want to be attentive to how you're thinking about your decisions and, more importantly, how you're responding to them. Take heart! It gets easier the more you do it. Soon you'll be confident your next action will always be the right one.
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•Improve your mental and emotional well-being and reduce the risk of depression.
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