This is how I make better Decisions in My Life

Every day, we make important choices in life. It could be as simple as whether to eat fries or not lets take a brisk walk, to spend or save your money, to buy the sustainable product or the disposable plastic one that is cheaper. I used to think that I am the only one struggling to make decisions. Looking for a way out or getting others involved to make it easy on myself was always my go-to option. But I finally realized that I am not the only one dealing with this conflict. It is also important to learn when and how a particular decision does not apply in life.

Step One

We are not alone. We all have to make decisions at times that we are not proud of or don’t like. Anything from work, family, school, or even what to eat are just a few examples. But it is time for us to take stand for what we believe and do what makes sense to us, not others’ forget about luck and focus on what matters.

The Paradox

This is where the paradox of choice comes into play.

A fantastic book by Barry Schwartz Focus on what makes us happy. We are finding ways to do what gives meaning to our life without eliminating our desires.

The paradox argues that by eliminating our choices, we can significantly reduce our anxieties and creating a mindset to make better decisions.

Using our brain

When making decisions, try to use your brain. Well, we all do, but this time try using both sides. Our brain is divide into two sides, the right hemisphere and the left.

Right Hemisphere is Responsible for control of the left side of our body and is the creative side of the brain

However, the left hemisphere is in charge of the right side of the body, and it is the logical side of the brain.

Both our decision-making and idea-generating processes start in our left prefrontal cortex. But if there isn’t enough emotion behind these processes, the part of your brain called the nucleus accumbens, or NAc will not activate. If the NAc isn’t activated, dopamine (the feel-good neurotransmitter that recognizes reward) won’t be released into our body, and we will likely remain unmotivated, making each Decision a burden. And decisions made from the comfort zone rarely end up benefiting you in the long run.

Make every Decision yours

So use them both to see what feels right and will benefit you, not others. Make the Decision that you want, not others, and always love every step of it. Because no matter what you say or do every Decision that you make is what makes who you are.

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Ehsan Adib Shabahang
I am Ehsan Shabahang Born, originally from Iran. My dream is to be part of your life and connect with people. Helping people has been my passion for many years, and it continues to be the thing that drives me to grow. I am one of those people that tries to find the answer to a problem, and I always work very hard to ensure that the information that I provide is correct. But, if I made a mistake let me know and forgive me in advance.
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