We make a lot of decisions every day, and most of them are decided by our habits. Most of them are routine choices that we take our time with. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves in a tight spot where we have to make a quick judgment. In times like this, any mental weaknesses we have are immediately magnified. To master your snap decisions, it may be time for you to improve your mental health.
STAY SHARP AND CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
YOUR SNAP DECISIONS DEFINE YOU
As it turns out, how we act in emergency situations say a whole lot more about us than we think. Putting people in charge of a snap decision that they don’t have much time to think about tends to force them towards their tendencies, hidden or otherwise.
In other words, people who are more self-oriented make selfish decisions under pressure. Fair-minded people will act even more for the benefit of the group when suddenly put on the spot. Our mental predispositions and habits, it seems, are magnified when we have to make a snap decision.
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR DECISIONS
Your overall mental well-being is not just the presence or absence of any mental issues. It also includes your self-image as a whole, and how you see yourself will often define not just your mood for the day but will also drive the decisions you make, especially ones that you don’t have a lot of time to think about.
To improve your mental health is also to increase your resilience when it comes to high-pressure situations, as well as the self-confidence to follow-through any snap decisions you have made.
PRACTICE A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE
We all want to have that level of self-confidence to make the right judgment. It’s something you have to continuously improve on, and you can start by focusing on your self-worth. Practice improving how you think about yourself by telling yourself something positive. Recognise that you always have personal power over situations you came across with, regardless of how it turns out.
Being grateful for yourself, the things you have and the things you can do is a definite step towards being more self-fulfilled. Feelings of gratitude are, after all, closely associated with happiness and better mental health. When you have to make a snap decision, learn to be thankful for the pros in the situation even as you weigh the cons.
TAKE YOUR BREAKS
When you have a moment, take the time to step away and have a little break, even if it’s just a minute or two to take some deep breaths. If you are in an environment that stresses you out, learn to recognise the small opportunities for you to sneak out and have a breather. You’ll be feeling better and more prepared when it comes to crunch time.
To make the best of your daily decisions, one of the things you can do is to improve your mental health and put yourself in the best position to make the right choice.