How to Make Better Decisions in Your Business and Your Life
Are you terrible at making decisions?
Do you go back and forth a million times, agonising over what to do? Then in the end you get so overwhelmed that you end up making NO decision at all because quite frankly it’s just easier. Perhaps you’ve struggled to sleep, tossing and turning, worrying about doing the ‘right thing’. Sound familiar?
I am bad at making decisions. Not so much in my business, but give me a menu in a restaurant and I struggle to decide what I want to eat. I just find it very overwhelming because I LOVE food. But that isn’t the only thing I agonise over, choosing a school for my son was also a pretty overwhelming decision.
We are faced with making decisions everyday of our lives. Some are small, but some are massive life changing decisions that have the power to completely overwhelm us. But what if there was a way to lift that heavy weight off your shoulders and make decisions with greater ease? Well there is and it involves tapping into your menstrual cycle (and the hormones at play).
Here is how you can get started:
TUNING IN WITH YOUR BODY
There is no one size fits all solution here since we are all different, but the key lies in understanding the natural rhythms of your body through your menstrual cycle and knowing where you are in your cycle before making any decisions.
If you know that you feel terrible at a certain point in your cycle, it probably is not the best time to make any decisions. Be aware of making decisions around ovulation since any decisions you make now you will likely need to be followed through on during the luteal phase when you are premenstrual.
We are faced with making decision every single day, some are small but some are big life changing decisions that have the potential to completely overwhelm us. What if there was a way to lift that heavy weight off your shoulders and make decisions with greater ease?
UNDERSTANDING THE SEASONS OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Winter (menstruation, your time to bleed) is the perfect time to reflect. You can go deep and meditate and journal, but equally grabbing some fresh air and being outside in nature can make a huge difference to getting some mental clarity. Take a break, get off social media and see what happens, you may find that suddenly all the pieces of the puzzle slot together.
Spring (pre-ovulation) is a great season to test things out. Go with what feels good and make a decision from that place.
Summer (ovulatory phase) is the part of the cycle where you feel more daring, ready to take a risk and try something new. This is the best time to make big bold decisions and take any steps that are going to propel you forwards.
Autumn (post ovulation) is a time to slow down and assess what is and isn’t working for you. For some, it is a great time to make decisions because making decisions can be easier. On the other hand, having to make decisions during this phase can be overwhelming.
MAKE TIME TO EAT RIGHT
If you are fueling your body with sugar and caffeine and have a tendency to skip meals as well, this really won’t help you make decisions with ease or clarity. Instead you are adding fuel to the fire as this concoction is a recipe for de-stablising your blood sugar and causing more mental confusion.
You need to make sure you eat regularly. Now is the time to stop skipping meals. If you ensure that every meal contains protein, this will help give your body the nourishment it needs to make effective decision, ones from your gut (the good old gut instinct) rather than being ruled by your head (and your ego).
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