Should I do this or that?
It’s common to find my ADHD clients battling with making decisions and I’m not just talking about the big decisions like accepting a new job or moving to a new city!
It can be difficult to figure out what’s for dinner, can you relate?
Depending on the decision being made, there can be different explanations of what’s going on.
Too many options
You like all of the options
Not enough information
Fear of making the wrong the decision
Good News…. There are strategies you can try to ease the decision making process!
Check Your Limiting Beliefs - Is what you are saying about this decision true? Is it serving you? Is it getting you closer to making a decision or keeping you stuck? Think of a different way you can think about this decision with confidence.
Process Out Loud - Especially, when making a large decision, talk through it with someone. Many ADHDer’s are verbal processors, it helps to talk about your thoughts and hear yourself processing what you are feeling.
Trust Your Instinct - This is hard, I know. It will take practice. If you have a meditation practice, this is a good time to meditate and go deeper into your thoughts about your decision. Take a walk, get outside and think. Slow down what’s around you, so can reflect.
Make the Decision - Being in limbo can be the worst place to be. Not making a decision is making a decision and may not be the one you ultimately want. Take back your control and make the decision and move forward.
Thank you for your time and attention!