A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato
When you face a difficult situation, and you need to decide on your course of action; do you often feel frustrated that you couldn’t think rationally?
There’s a few steps to think with clarity.
Stop. Clear your mind of all thoughts. Calm down. Take a walk. Meditate. Breathe in, breathe out. Ensure that you are not influenced by any emotions when you are doing your thinking.
Time. Allocate the time to think. Do not feel rushed to make a decision. Allow yourself ample time to think. When you feel rushed, you are causing stress to your mind. And your mind doesn’t work well with undue stress.
Note. Write it down. Writing it down gives you the clarity. You are able to see the connection clearly. You are not taxing your brain to remember all the complex “what-if”s or possible outcomes. Instead, you are using your brain to think, when you can see all the outcomes clearly on the notes.
These are some simple steps to think clearly. It doesn’t need to be complicated. Choose a simpler method.
Are you frustrated of certain decisions that you find it hard to make? Try the steps above and see if they could help you better.