Ever feel stuck in your own head? Plagued by indecisiveness? We've all been there, but in the moment, it can be hard to take a step back and figure out your next move.
If you're struggling with a major life decision, you're often bogged down by fear, Dr. Lynda Klau, a psychologist and founder of learning center Life Unlimited, told TODAY. That may be the fear that you'll make the wrong choice, or not do the right thing, which can make you doubt and "double think" yourself, she explained.
But is there a way to ensure that you'll always choose wisely? While there's often no single right or wrong choice,
If you pause, you won't react impulsively
Try to relax through meditation, yoga or even some simple deep breathing exercises, she said, which can calm your nervous system down. See what thoughts pop into your mind, and try to visualize the outcome of the decision to see how your body reacts. If you're
Then, ask yourself other questions: Is the decision in line with your larger purpose? Will it take you closer to where you want to be in life?
The amount of time you pause may depend on the decision,
For a larger decision, you may need more time — but don't rush the decision before you've had a chance to reflect.
By pausing to reflect, you'll not only be able to make better decisions, but also begin to trust yourself more, Dr. Klau said.