Sometimes we can get overwhelmed with all the possible choices we have. Think about it. There was a time when you ordered a cup of coffee – that’s it. Coffee. Now??? We have an infinite number of decisions to make. Let’s see: I’ll have a blonde latte with soy milk and only one pump of vanilla, please. And that’s considered an easy order. I’ve heard others that are far more complicated.
And it doesn’t stop there. We make choices when it comes to color and price and health and so much more. It’s no wonder we get overwhelmed and often paralyzed with the infinite number of possibilities we face every day. How do you get past this?
Here’s the way I see it – When we start with a blank page we can create anything at all , we can decide on whatever is possible, and that can be very daunting and downright scary. Everything, both large and small, is a decision to be made and we become paralyzed. So, to help get through this, I’m trying to limit my list of choices. I’ve decided to pick three of whatever it is. Three – that’s it. Then I research those three and make my decision at that time. It’s tempting to check out everything that pops up on the internet, but I’ve gotten a lot better at hitting that delete button.
So, the next time you are planning a vacation, deciding what to make for dinner or researching a new car, pick three, limit your choices, and research those. Don’t allow yourself to get bogged down with all the details. See if that works for you. It might make all those decisions a little bit easier.
Now, back to my blonde latte with soy milk and only one pump of vanilla. This barista even wrote my name in the foam. Nice choice!