We get opportunities to make decisions all day. Every day.
We choose who we talk to.
We choose to hold the door for the person following us.
We choose what we eat. Chips, chocolate, veggies, meat, etc.
We choose to buy from a business with similar values.
We choose to get upset over what someone who disagreed with us might have said.
Every single moment of your life, you make a decision.
Will you take tea or coffee?
Will you text that cute guy?
Will you have a drink or keep it alcohol-free tonight?
There are tons of opportunities to make your life what you want it to be.
You get to decide on what you eat, what you buy, what you do, how you react, what you say. The list of things you decide on every day is endless.
I’m not saying you should always decide on what’s best for you. Every so often my decision between eating healthy or having a burger and fries will be really easy to do. And I won’t feel bad for it. I’ll appreciate every single bite. And I’ll make a different decision at the next meal.
One of the only times my decision is already made for me is when I find some vegan ice cream (Booja Booja’s Hunky Punky chocolate is the best!) Or vegan cheesecake. That’s always a yes. I don’t think much about it. The instant happiness I get from it is what I choose!
Not actively choosing
Not making a decision, is actually deciding. If you are in a relationship and decide not to tell your partner something, this is still a decision.
Not all decisions are action based. Not doing something, not replying to someone. That’s also a decision.
It’s easy to forget how much we can actually change our lives and align them with our goals or priorities. Without much work. Simply being aware. Being there in the moment and realising that we are the only people responsible for our lives and what we decide to do with it.
All decisions are not all food related, obviously.
How you decide to react to someone being rude is a decision.
What you tell your colleague and how you say it is a decision.
Every lie or half-truth is a decision.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t lie, or be rude. But make sure you do it consciously.
Every day and every moment of your life you choose to be who you are and what you do.