What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

June 27, 2014 | Written with Love By: Shaina Leis

We are all faced with decisions that determine the course of our lives. Some decisions decide where we’ll be over the next few months, some over the next few years and others are even permanent (like deciding to have children or getting that dolphin tattoo on your ass). But what about the “place” from where we are making those decisions? Isn’t that just as important, if not more important than the decision itself?

Taking the time to question our thinking can be a game changer and following our gut, a “life saver.” There’s a huge distinction between making a decision from a place of fear versus making a decision from a place of inspiration and genuine desire.

For example, if you ask yourself, “Do I want to accept this job?

Check your thinking. Check your gut.

Messy thinking looks something like this:

I need this job. If I don’t take this job, I’m not going to find anything else in a long time. I cannot be unemployed anymore. I’m afraid of what people will think if I don’t have a job soon. I am desperate for money.”

This does not feel very inspiring? In fact, it reeks of fear.

An important point to remember is that our minds have no idea what is right for us. That voice inside of our head does not hold the answers that we may be looking for.

On the flipside, the intuitive part of us holds the answers we crave, but delivers them in a much different way. Our bodies never lie and that’s fantastic news.

If you were to ask your body if this job was right for you, you’d find tension somewhere. This is your body’s way of telling you NO. If it were the right job for you, you’d feel a sense of freedom or lightness in your body. This is your body’s way of telling you YES.

If you still don’t know what to do, remain still. Stop obsessing over the answer and just be still. This is when your gut speak to you. You don’t know what to do, until BOOM!, it becomes crystal clear. And at that moment, you know! At that moment, nothing is going to stand in the way of what is best for you.

Every bad job that I’ve had came from a decision made in my mind. They were my thoughts of what I should or shouldn’t be doing that drove me off course.

Every right decision that I’ve ever made has come from my gut. It was that inner knowing, that whisper, that felt much more fitting to my true Self.

Ask yourself, am I making decisions from a place all up in my head? Or am I tuning into the greater voice inside of me?