A Strategy For Making Decisions During Difficult Times
December 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
A key part to living a focused life is the ability to make good decisions and it is difficult to make good or timely decisions when we are faced with the unexpected.
In these current difficult economic times, the tightening job market is generating unexpected change on a daily basis. Job layoffs are occurring more frequently and finding a job or changing jobs is very competitive. Also, many of us are seeing our savings and retirement benefits diminish -all of which generates a high level of anxiety.
Changing your perspective will help you manage your anxiety and breakout of the cycle of feeling ‘immobilized’ and get you moving again.
Strategy for changing perspective and getting unstuck:
– Recognize that you are stuck or immobilized.
-Identify as specifically as possible what you perceive to be the ‘challenge’ or ‘challenges’ you are facing
– Clearly outline your goals and the steps you need to take to reach your desired goal
– Evaluate your alternatives & take action to implement the steps to move forward.
Get help from an impartial person who does not have a vested interest in the outcome of your decision. For example, a life coach can walk you through the evaluation process and the steps to help you change your perspective and get moving to confidently make better decisions during difficult times.
From Life Coach Maria Shepard-Smith. Join Maria at the next Empowerment Circle on January 16th at 1:30 p.m. RSVP with Maria (at) empowerctr.org!
Photo “Decisions Decisions (Horton, Point or Green) by Kev Griffin. (c) Copyright Kev Griffin and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License.