We all make millions of decisions everyday, but some decisions are harder than others. Should we start trying to conceive? Should I get tested for infertility? Should I adopt? Should I use an epidural for my birth? These kinds of questions, and many others around medical care or family formation, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety that can further hinder your decision-making process.
If you struggle with making decisions, here are ten questions to consider as a way to streamline your process.
How do I make a decision? Think about the background, approach, and practical questions.
What is the decision I need to make?
Whom will my decision impact?
When do I need to make this decision?
Whose input do I want to consider as I make this decision?
What values do I hold that will guide my decision making?
What are the potentially helpful outcomes?
What are the potentially harmful outcomes?
What other paths can I take?
What does my gut say?
What happens if I wait or do nothing?