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I am an INCREDIBLY indecisive person most of the time. And it even annoys me. As I said in my previous post, I will not be giving up blogging so why not share some struggles I have daily when trying to make decisions! Let me know if anything sounds familiar…
1.Everything Takes FOREVER
A quick shop in Tesco turns into 30 minutes of pure decisions. And that’s just in the reduced aisle. A trip into Superdrug leaves your hand full of swatches so you start resorting to your arm. And the same time it takes you to eat your meal when eating out, is the same as deciding on it. It’s always handy to have some spare time floating around just incase you come across a situation which involves you, and only you, to make a decision. Because you’re gonna be there a while.
2. There’s 10x More Stress Involved
You’re aware of how indecisive you are and how much time you’re taking…it just automatically amplifies the stress that comes with making a decision. Especially if people are waiting on you. Then that’s when everything really does take FOREVER. There’s less stress when the decision only affects you, but god forbid when it can affect other people…cue flustering.
3. People Get Frustrated With You
For others, making a decision is easy. It’s black and white. They just don’t get how difficult some people find it and start to get (understandably) frustrated. It then makes the whole situation worse as you can feel the pressure piling on, the decision alone was enough pressure!? But now they’re getting impatient and annoyed which almost starts the whole decision making progress again. You’re flustering and panicking. Either make them wait some more or you chose randomly and hope for the best.
4. Big Decisions Are Easy
I’m just being totally honest here. I know it doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the blog post about ‘finding decisions hard‘ but, I always blog honest. I find making the bigger decisions in my life like taking a masters, choosing units or an essay topic really easy to make. It’s almost as if I didn’t know the what indecisive meant. It just comes to me, I know what’s right to do and best for me. But…
5. Little Decisions Are A NIGHTMARE
Stick me in front of a Barry M counter and tell me to pick one nail varnish. Put me in front of the fresh tortellini packets in a supermarket (you know the ones with 567 different stuffing). Or in front of a rack of eyelure lashes. I’m there all day. How does that work?! It’s as if the tiny decisions get more thinking time than the bigger, life changing ones. Anyone else find that?! Or do I just have my priorities all wrong…
6. Telling Us To Hurry Up Won’t Help
If you’re reading this so far as someone who can’t relate to any of this rubbish, then READ THIS ONE! If you wanna make it worse, go ahead. Tell us to hurry up. It’s automatically adding an extra 5 minutes onto the decision every time you say it. You could be stood in Sainsburys in the pasta sauce aisle for a VERY LONG time.
7. Doubting Every Decision EVER
After you’ve finally made a decision, the doubts start creeping in. Was it the right one? What about the other options? Would they’ve been better? How different would it be if your decision was different? This sounds deep. But this is just over your Chinese takeaway order.
8. Letting Other People Decide For You
Aaaahhh and *breathe*. This is the best possible outcome to making a decision. It’s off, you can relax. The pressures now on someone else that probably doesn’t even think twice when making a decision. They’d read this and think…is this girl ok.
9. The Exhaustion