In this week’s post I talk about decision making and how to make better decisions with a low attention span. Written by Hypnotherapist Harley Street, Malminder Gill, 24 August 2015 published online via the Hypnosis in London Blog.
The every day lifestyle is stressful for the average person but it is extremely stressful for someone suffering with lack of focus and concentration. However it doesn’t have to be. You can only make it as bad as you want it to be. This means that you can make life really enjoyable if you make it. People have to come up with decisions on a daily basis but it is even harder for someone with low attention span because of the fact that judgement has to be used which may not always be clear.
Every single person out there can feel stressed out when making decisions. When there are a lot of choices to make, it can be quite a struggle trying to find out what you want to do. Add in low concentration and focus to the mix and you’ve got yourself in quite a pickle. People with lower focus levels may find it harder to make sound decisions. This can affect personal life as well as their career. It is can be true that people who have too many choices often become paralyzed in decision making, they cannot simply make a decision quick enough. Even once a decision has come to a conclusion, the outcome isn’t great as the person does not feel as satisfied with the decision. To avoid the stress of decision making, people with low attention span need to understand some key advice which can help them to overcome this problem.
One of the many problems that are associated with bad decisions is the impulse decisions that people have. When someone has too many decisions to make, they simply come up with the answer really quickly to avoid having to over think the situation. This in hand makes them feel less overwhelmed by the decision so that they can just get it out of the way so in a sense, this causes them to feel protected. Many researchers have concluded that people with low attention span make impulsive decisions in order to gain a short term reward from it.
Here are some practical advice and tips on how to calm your nerves when making simple or complicated decisions whatever the struggle may be. Before I give you the tips, remember that it will have to take time and dedication to make it work for you. You may struggle in your journey but the end result will always be good.
Buy time: When having to make a decision, the impulse action takes place and this causes you to make a quick decision. In order to neutralize this effect, you need to think about it – try giving yourself at least 24 hours to mull over your choices. You will need to think about the decision carefully. Also peer pressure can cause a quick decision so if in need; just tell your friends or boss that you need time to think about it. Remember, at work, if you respond within minutes of an email you will condition your co-workers into expecting a quick response all of the time! If you respond too quickly and it is causing you stress, start by ‘weening’ your co-workers off, delay your responses over time to re-condition expectations.
Analyse risks and benefits: Think about the benefits and risks of the decisions and once you find one that seems like a good idea, then go ahead and choose that one. This gives you more time to find something that works for you. Listen to the voice within, your gut instincts are usually right, even if going with your gut feeling appears to be the least favorable option right now.
Let someone else choose for you: Having a close family member or friend to decide for you isn’t actually a bad idea – they are usually not in the thick of it and can see the wood for the trees so to speak. Many people rely on others to make a decision, so pick someone you know is usually objective in their thoughts and opinions. Think about business men. They don’t always make the decisions for the business, they let the lawyers, accountants and consultants make the decisions too.
Listen to the Focus, Concentration and Procrastination Mp3: De-clutter your mind and feel relaxed and focused, listen to this Mp3 to help you on your way to improving your concentration.
Remember that everyone struggles to make decisions. It doesn’t matter who you are and where you are from, everyone will struggle to come up with a decision. You will just need to control yourself and find help if you need it. This affects not only affect people with low attention span but everyone from all walks of life.
If you would like to continue the journey into self-discovery, re-focusing and de-cluttering please contact Malminder for private 1-2-1 sessions at her practice or online via Skype. You can also visit the online store for your Focus, Concentration and Procrastination Mp3 download.
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