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Archive for May, 2013

Don’t run out of decision-making fuel

It doesn’t matter if you are a morning person or a night owl, whatever time we start the day we all start it the same way.We each start our day with a limited amount of decision-making ability.

Think of your decision-making as though it was the gas tank for your vehicle. In this case you are driving an older model then you might want so make sure you keep your vehicle in good shape. Of course we hope you have figured out that we are speaking of you, not your car.

Are you the type of person that runs your vehicle (again, we are not really talking about your car) until the little red light turns on, you get alert messages that you are on fumes and you are not going to get much farther? Not the place to be if an emergency comes up.Decision-Making full tank

It would seem that some of us have a larger tank that others in this area. Not so. What the real difference is, some people know how to use their decision-making ability better than others.

Don’t use up your decision-making fuel on some of the easier things to handle.

  • Before calling it a night, pick out your outfit for the next day. Don’t waste any of your valuable morning decision-making juice on this choice. In the morning most people can’t think straight and just to get moving will put on different socks, outfits that no normal person would wear or spend time going through 3 or 5 different options.
  • Do you work out in the morning? Lay out your workout clothes the night before as well. This will make it harder to say no to the workout and will prime your pump for the rest of the day.
  • Before you call it a day and leave your place of work, leave the most important thing for you to do first thing the next day front and center on your desk. Don’t come in to work and start thinking about what you should tackle first, have it ready and waiting.

Save your decision-making fuel for the hard choices such as:

  • ordering the healthier meal at lunch
  • a big decision that needs to be made at work
  • an issue that comes up with the family over dinner

There are days we can coast through and end the day with a full tank still and there are days we will run out of decision-making fuel and have that extra gallon of ice cream right before bed. Decision-Making Empty tank
Set yourself up for success by setting yourself up with habits each and every day!

 

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Change – good or bad

Metathesiophobia is the fear of changes. You might not suffer from this fear and you still might find yourself unsure of what to do when change is upon you.

Most people do not seek out change. These people will go out of their way to avoid change. They like having their routine in place. The unknown is something they wish to leave unknown.

There are a handful of people that are always looking for change. They are never happy with the status quo and are always looking to bring change and revolution to those around them.

Then there are people who don’t think twice when faced with change. They understand the lessons that come from change. These are the people that understand that change is inevitable and when a detour is placed before them instead of expressing their frustration they make the needed turn and enjoy the new path.

Those that have the most success dealing with change are those that learn from mistakes, find the lessons in everything and always have their eyes open before deciding too soon if it is a good change or a bad change.

Change EverydayThere are many types of change that we will experience in our lives. Some of the change we can control such as moving to a new home or city, getting a new job, or starting a new relationship or maybe even ending a relationship.

Some of these same changes we have no control over such as having to move to a new home or a new city, getting a new job, or the ending of a relationship.

Some change we almost all can enjoy. Such as when we get a new vehicle or new gadget and run around showing it off happy for the change that we brought upon ourselves.

The biggest challenge with change is when it is change that is out of our control. Our company makes a change that we have to adopt. We lose a family member and changes are needed. Sometimes change could just be a favorite store closing a location.

The main thing to remember when you are facing change is that change is neither good nor is it bad.

We are unable to look at change and figure if it is good or bad for many years if ever.

Was that move to a new city good? Think of the people you met because of the move. Think of the people you didn’t meet?

A new job, whether it was your choice or your past employers choice, was it a good change? Maybe your old job you would have been dead-ended in and stuck doing the same thing and your new job has opened doors to you and excited you about opportunities again.

Was it a good change or a bad change that a relationship ended? Who knows. Were you being held back from growth and what opportunities might you be missing out. What growth has come from your next relationship?

Just take a moment and when change is placed in front of us. Just breathe and we won’t overreact. We don’t know if it is a good change or a bad change for many days, weeks, months, years or we might never know. We will just get used to the new status quo until the next change occurs.

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