One of the effects of our current pandemic has been increased indecisiveness.

It’s not a surprise. When the news is constantly changing, and new government regulations pop up on almost a weekly basis—it’s tough to know how to plan.

However, if you want results in your life, you realize that some decisions will need to be made now, and some can (and should) be postponed.

The challenge is to know the difference.

I have a few tips for you that can help you become more confident in your decision-making, especially when it comes to money.

1) Be Like Mariah… Pay Attention to Your Emotions

You’ve got me feeling emotions
Higher than the heavens above

– “Emotions” by Mariah Carey

Your emotions can serve as a guide for re-assessing a situation so you can choose wisely. Check in with your feelings and discover the real reason you feel them, which can help you decide.

2) Give Yourself the Gift of Time

Hasty decisions often can cause you problems. It’s better to pause and take some time to carefully examine the potential outcomes of a decision. If you’re unable to focus and feeling anxious, that’s a good indicator that it’s time to pull back and re-think the decision.

3) Think Like Spock

Spock was relentlessly logical when it came to making decisions.

One trick you can use is by considering the situation objectively, as though you were giving advice to a good friend. That can help remove emotions that could overshadow your analytical side. Gather as much information as you can so you can make the logical choice.

At Money & Clarity, we know there is no silver bullet when it comes to decision making. There are many factors involved, and sometimes you have to make a choice and hope for the best.

We’re the real deal. Call us today at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or book online, and let’s develop a plan that puts you on target for the kind of life you want and deserve.

Nikki Earley, CFP®