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Indecision: A Love-Hate Relationship

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I've been sitting here for hours, staring at my computer screen, trying to come up with a topic for this blog. But the truth is, I can't decide. And it's not just about the topic of this blog, it's about everything in my life right now. From the clothes I wear to the food I eat, I just can't make a decision. So, I figured why not write about it? Maybe by the end of this blog, I'll have figured out why I can't make up my mind.

First, let me start by saying that I'm not a particularly decisive person. I've always been one to weigh the pros and cons, to consider all options before making a choice. But lately, it feels like I'm stuck in a perpetual state of indecision. It's like I'm constantly second-guessing myself, and it's exhausting.

Take, for example, my morning routine. Every day, I stand in front of my closet, staring at my clothes, trying to decide what to wear. Should I wear the blue shirt or the red one? Should I wear pants or a skirt? It's a simple decision, but for some reason, it feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders.

And don't even get me started on food. Should I order pizza or Chinese? Should I make pasta or a salad? It's like every meal is a high-stakes decision, and I can't handle the pressure.

I know what you're thinking. "Just make a decision, it's not that hard!" But that's the thing, it feels impossible. It's like I'm paralysed by the fear of making the wrong choice. What if I order the wrong thing and end up regretting it? What if I wear the wrong outfit and people judge me? It's irrational, I know, but it's a fear that's always lurking in the back of my mind.

But here's the thing, I'm not alone. There are plenty of people out there who struggle with indecision. It's not a character flaw, it's just a part of who we are. And the good news is, there are ways to work through it.

One thing that has helped me is to give myself a deadline. If I'm having trouble making a decision, I'll set a timer for five minutes and force myself to make a choice before the timer goes off. It's not a perfect solution, but it helps me to take action instead of getting stuck in my head.

Another thing that has helped me is to remind myself that there are very few decisions that are truly irreversible. Sure, if I order the wrong thing at a restaurant, I'll be disappointed, but it's not the end of the world. I can always try something different next time.

And finally, it helps to have a sense of humour about it all. I mean, at the end of the day, does it really matter if I wear the blue shirt or the red one? Probably not. So why not just laugh it off and move on?

I still don't have a good answer for why I can't make up my mind. Maybe it's just who I am, maybe it's a phase I'm going through. But what I do know is that it's not the end of the world. I'll keep working on it, I'll keep reminding myself to take action, and I'll keep laughing at myself along the way. After all, life is too short to get bogged down by indecision.

Here are 3 questions prompts for you to consider when writing in your journal.


  • Do you struggle with indecision in your life? If so, can you relate to the author's experience, and what are some strategies you use to work through it?

  • Have you ever regretted a decision you made, and how did you handle it? Did you find any similarities to the author's experience in the blog?

  • Have you ever tried using humour to cope with a difficult situation or decision? How did it affect your perspective, and would you try it again in the future?


The decisions I make, make me love life, if you need help with a decision or just need to talk, I'm always available to chat on WhatsApp