Decisions . . . they can be liberating or paralyzing.
They are liberating if we relish in the freedom we have when it comes to choosing everything from our outfit to our job to our thoughts.
But they are paralyzing if we hang out in limbo waaaaaaay to long going back and forth between options. Our head may be telling us one thing while our heart is nudging us toward another.
When it comes to making a choice, is better to listen to our head or our heart? In today’s vlog I share about a recent decision I was in limbo about for weeks because my head and heart were not in agreement.
We are all blessed with both analytical thought and intuitive feelings, which are both useful when it comes to making a choice. You may be thinking since I am so passionate about personal growth that I would encourage making heart-based over head-based decisions. And yes, most of time that is what I would encourage but sometimes, we have to let our head be a little louder.
For instance, recently I was faced with a business decision about hiring a company to work with. Both companies were amazing and I was incredibly torn mostly because my heart wanted to pick one and my head wanted to pick the other. Ultimately what I realized is that the choice I was making was not one where allowing my personal feelings to get involved was wise. Get the full story in the vlog.
Your heart is incredibly wise; however, sometimes what feels like inner knowing is actually an emotional response that could be coloring your better judgment. When our emotions take over in decision-making, we do not think as clearly. Of course you do not want the pro/con lists your head makes to silence the wisdom of your heart, which is why it is important to differentiate between what is truly your intuition versus emotional attachment to something.
When you are in limbo about a choice, consider your values and long-term vision. Put aside your feelings for a moment and ask, “What choice is going to take me toward my vision and is most aligned with my values?”
Then trust the guidance you receive. And remember . . . Open your heart but do not let your brains fall out @christinhassler (Tweet this!).
If you are struggling with a head vs. heart decision, head over to the blog and post a comment- I’d love to help!
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