We all have times when we feel indecisive. Some people achieve very little in their lives because they cannot make up their minds about what to do or which thing to choose. This is particularly true when you are contemplating life-changing decisions or when faced with a tough decision.
What to do? Indecision is very stressful and time-wasting, so flipping a coin may help. You may recoil in horror at the idea of flipping a coin for really important decisions, but hear me out please!
Normally when people advise the coin-flipping strategy, they intend you to follow the option chosen by the coin, but when I flip a coin I may not follow what the coin says. So why flip a coin if I’m not going necessarily to follow it? What is the point?!
I don’t suffer much from indecision, but when I do I can feel how paralysing it is, so I devised this strategy.
I flip a coin and take notice of how I feel in the split second when I first see the coin face after it lands. Do I feel relief (that the right side is showing)? If so, I follow the coin. Do I feel dismay? If so, I do the opposite of what the coin advises.
Flipping a coin like this helps me to identify my true feelings on an issue, when for some reason I can’t see them clearly. When making life-changing decisions it’s really important to get in touch with that gut instinct. This can help you break through and find your way forward.
This works well for tough decisions. It works for small decisions too.