Things are constantly changing. One minute you think you have it all figured out, and the next, you struggle to make big decisions that could change your course. For some people, making these big decisions can seem like a breeze. They can look at the options and decide without slowing down. For others, these big decisions can be enough to derail them and may leave them frozen in their tracks.
Everyone needs help when it comes to navigating the big decisions in life. No matter what crossroad you find yourself at right now, there are a few easy things that you can do to make sure that you navigate these big decisions with grace and ease. These include:
Be Gentle with Yourself
Even if the change you plan to make is good, it is still hard to accept and allow change into your life. You like the status quo, the way things have always been, and any change, good or bad, can be a little scary. As you make some of the adjustments in life and move forward with that change, remember to be gentle with yourself and allow time to get used to it.
Know Your Why
As you make significant changes in your life, it is good to know your why and remember it. There may come times when you make big decisions when you need to return to that why remembering why the change or the decision was so crucial for you in the first place. For many people, it is why it is going to be like a giant compass as they try to navigate the unknown—remembering the why can help them stay organized and lead them on the right path.
Keep Your Routines
According to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, a good routine will be imperative when undergoing significant changes. This routine will help give you something to fall back on, something you can rely on again, ensuring that you won’t feel lost entirely or in uncharted territory.
You can choose the type of routine that you would like to do. Maybe you have a morning routine that includes waking up, exercising, taking a shower, and enjoying a cup of coffee on the porch. You may have the routine in the evening. You can choose how to implement a routine that gives you a sense of security as you try to get a lot done.
Processing your complex emotions in your head can be a challenge. Taking the time to journal can make a big difference. There is no judgment when you write down your thoughts and emotions; no one else has to see the information.
You can then go back through the pages and see how you are feeling and watch your emotions and thoughts change as the events in your life unfold. And in the end, you may notice that the thing that caused you anxiety or upset you in the past no longer has a firm hold on you.
Whether you are excited about a change coming your way or feel a lot of apprehensions, know that others around you are dealing with the same thing. There are a ton of life decisions that you need to think about, but when you have a plan in place and give yourself some grace as you navigate it all, you will find that these life changes no longer have to be as scary and can lead you to something unique in the end.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.