Stress Less Decision Making

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As I’m sitting here in my study on this beautiful Saturday morning drinking my tea, I was thinking about a decision I made this week.  I even alluded to it in a recent Facebook post!  Many years ago — in fact, it almost feels like a lifetime ago, I would have obsessed about whether I had made the right decision or not, but that’s not how I am now.  Today, I am confident — and even a little happy — about the decision I made!

One of the strategies I share in my Stress Less Blueprint program is about decision making.  Sometimes making decisions can be tough, but it’s all the worry we create about having to live with the decisions we’ve made that ends up gnawing at us after the fact.  Well, I’ve got great news for you:  It doesn’t have to be that way!

Today, I want to share with you a brief summary of one of the strategies from my Stress Less Blueprint …

One of the most important skills to further develop is your ability to hear that still, small, inner voice that resides deep within each of us.  Some call it the voice of God.  Others call it your gut instinct.  It’s been referred to as the voice of Spirit, Angels, Source, and the Universe.  Some even call it each of those names depending on the situation!  For the purpose of this lesson, I’ll just stick with “gut instinct.”

Learning to listen to my gut instinct is one of the most important skills I’ve mastered in my life and when I listen to it, things have this strange tendency to work out beautifully.  I think “listening” to your gut instinct is really more about “feeling” than actually hearing something audibly.  For example:  You are driving home from the grocery store following the same path you’ve taken for years and today — for some unknown reason — you decide to take a different path.  You just listened to your gut instinct.  You might ask, “What would have happened if I’d taken my normal route home that day?”  The answer is simple:  Who knows and who cares?  The point is learning to follow your gut instinct.

Years ago I was supposed to fly to Kentucky for a business meeting.  About two weeks before I was supposed to go, I had a very strong “feeling” that I should not go … nothing concrete — just a feeling.  I mustered up the courage to go tell my boss that I couldn’t go.  Fortunately, he knew me pretty well and knew that I based all my decisions off my gut instinct.  So, he looked at me and asked, “Gut instinct?”  I said, “Yup!”  That was the end of the conversation and nothing more was said about it because he had learned over the years how reliable my gut instinct had been.  So, even he trusted my intuition!  When I share this story, most people jump straight ahead and ask, “Well what happened on the trip?”  Again, the answer is simple:  Who knows and who cares?  For whatever reason, I wasn’t supposed to be there and that’s all that mattered.

I think that still, small, often whisper quiet, inner voice — gut instinct — knows things that have not yet been revealed to my conscious mind.  That’s why I say, “Who knows and who cares?”  I don’t have to know the “why” or understand the details.  I simply trust in my gut instinct and allow my life to unfold in it’s natural state of less stress.

The next time you have to make a decision — big or small, I encourage you to try following where your gut instinct leads you.

To Your Success -

Chad Simpson, RPh
The Pharmacist Guy™

The opinions and information provided by Chad Simpson are for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose, or render medical advice.  They are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment from your physician or health care practitioner.  Never start, stop, or make changes to your medication or health care regimen without first checking with your physician.

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One Response to “Stress Less Decision Making”

  1. Janine says:

    Whatever you call it, it is a gift from God. It’s like the gift that never stops giving if you will be still and listen.

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