It depends on A and B [The decision you’ll make]

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Have you ever thought you’ve made a decision for “no reason”.

Done something and immediately questioned why you did it?

Maybe regretted it?

I’m sure you have.

Because we all have.

You might have done it last night or be about to do it tonight.

But there’s always a reason.

Despite how it may feel otherwise at times, we are rational beings.

We might question the just how rational the decision was.

But there was a rationalisation there.

Even if we don’t realise it.

And often that rationalisation is a comparison of two things;

A – How you feel now

B – How you think this decision will make you feel

If we think the decision will make us feel better quickly, we’re more likely to make it.

We may be vaguely aware that it’ll contribute to a worse feeling down the line.

But that quick rationalisation has led us to feel it’s worth doing.

So, if we want to make different decisions, we have two variables to play with.

A and B.

We could change how we feel now.

Put things in place so we generally feel better.

More sleep, better eating, regular exercise, relaxation practices, journaling, gratitude practices, etc.

All easier said than done, sure.

But all doable.

If we feel better to start with than we’ll probably feel less need to bridge that gap.

And we can challenge how we think the decision will make us feel.

Accept that there’s a part of it that will make us feel better.

But that it might not lead to a net gain.

It might not be worth it.

Remember, we never make decisions for no reason.

At least underpinning those reasons is;

A – How you feel now

B – How you think this decision will make you feel

Change them and you might just change your decision.

Much love,

Jon ‘Tree’ Hall

About The Author

Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.