21. Practice decluttering your mind and mood to practice being decisive and making firm decisions.
We all face a variety of choices throughout our day-to-day lives. Some determinations are easy, whereas others are challenging. You make a series of decisions from the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night. You decide what to wear, what to eat for breakfast, and what you will do throughout your day. Other decisions can be more difficult and can, in turn, stir up your emotions. A cluttered mind can hinder the ability to make firm decisions. It can feel like there are just too many options and like you cannot sort through them all to make a sound one, so you choose to forego making a decision altogether.
The ripple effect is that procrastinating adds to a cluttered mind because your brain is overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make still. It’s important not to put off too many choices all at once but instead handle them as they come. Work on being decisive by starting with simple decisions. Carefully determine the pros and cons, and then don’t question yourself after making your decision. Once you have chosen a route, stick with it. Over analyzing a decision that you have already made can quickly turn from a decision made into analysis paralysis, a vicious cycle to an over-cluttered mind. Start by making one decision and moving onto the next. The more you do it, the easier it will become, and your brain will start to feel less cluttered with each decision made.