In this short video I explore one of the big questions of life and offer three simple suggestions – what to do when you don’t know what to do!
Often in life we find ourselves confronted with the big decisions of discernment and of which way to go. In a complex and busy world with so many things coming at us it can be hard to know what to chose.
With all this complexity we can decide to avoid the decision-making process and distract ourselves with food, shopping or social media. The hard work of making good decisions requires that we step up and put into place some strategies to ensure that we make the best possible decision available to us.
In this video I suggest three main steps:
Step 1: Allow yourself the space and time that you need to make a good choice. Sometimes you will really need to step away from the complexity and busyness of life and step into a more still and peaceful space. This may mean some time in nature or a library or another quiet place. Whatever location you choose you need to value yourself enough to give yourself the gift of that space and time. The answers you seek will rarely appear in the midst of your normal, often hectic schedule.
2. Try a new experience or place – I have often found that when I am travelling and visiting a new city I often feel a sense of energy and perspective that I don’t feel at home. Consider taking a short (or long) trip that allows you to experience a new place, culture, environment or group of people. Often, just being in a new place can stimulate your thinking and ideas and decision-making in a way that being stuck in the same-old, same-old cannot.
3. Seek wise counsel. I often like to say that it’s always ok to make mistakes but try and make new ones. The best way to learn is often from the wisdom and mistakes of people who are further along the road of life. Try and find one or two people in your life whose opinions and insight you can really trust. When you are unsure of what to do, this outside perspective can really help. Sometimes, it will just be a word or a single insight from a wise person outside your immediate circumstance that can propel you in a new direction.
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