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How To Make Better Choices In A Crisis

People in situations that require them to make difficult decisions spend more time second-guessing than ever before.

As a father of three young boys, my wife and I have long had to answer the call of nature; especially in the last few years, the need to “get out of the house for a little while has risen dramatically with our young boys, a situation that has not always been easy to bear.”

As a result, we have had to spend a lot of the last several months in our home, at least one weekend each month alone, working out of a local library. As you can imagine, this has not always been easy to pull off!

However, our “free time” has not been quite what we had hoped for, and it has proven particularly challenging for the three of us to manage the stress of a difficult decision or our need to get back in touch with our inner selves once we leave the library – an important part of the process we are beginning to understand more well.

This blog post is about some of the issues we find ourselves in today, and how we are making decisions in difficult moments with our kids. I hope it will be of help to someone else experiencing this.

Choosing Our Needs When Making Decisions About How To Live Life

As much as we love to think it is all about our own choices, and a perfect life on our own terms, there is an undeniable truth among those who have a choice to make:

We are not our choices. We are, as they say, all we’ve got.

And no one is completely unique. Not even you .

No doubt, you are the person that has the power to change your life for the better. And when you reach a moment where you are ready to embrace the new you, it is always good to consider who you really are, and what choices you will make as you take a step toward a better life.

Before we can even contemplate those choices, however, we must first be able to admit where we all really are .

The fact is, we all have the potential to choose something else that brings nothing but stress and unhappiness!

I know it can feel like you don’t have a choice when someone tells you they don’t want to go back to high school, and they want to move to a new county.

I know that if someone tells you they don’t want to go up to the mountains, and live their life in a very isolated community, they’re probably right. The choices do not match their life choices in a meaningful way.

While I don’t pretend that my life is perfect at present, I know that I can choose to make better choices to make my life more fulfilling, and to feel happy again.

This means that when I make choices for my life, I think about all of the people in my area. How my children will be affected by our choices, the impact of their choices upon the rest of the family, how that will influence their own choices, and how difficult our choices and choices made with them will be.

It is important to recognize that this is a very abstract exercise; and while I am confident that even many of you can pick out an individual person you love and choose to live your life for them, I know that not every single one of us can do the same. That is why I have a small list of people that I have loved and will consider living for.