Saying “No” can be one of the hardest teeny words to say. BUT, a “Yes” can actually be equally as difficult.
I have serious analysis paralysis. Embarrassingly, it can take me MONTHS to pick something as simple as a new bathroom rug. In the case of decluttering, it can take me multiple go-rounds of “should I keep this” to actually get rid of something. Analysis paralysis is basically the fear of choosing what one perceives as the “wrong option” - causing overthinking, anxiety and decreased productivity - spinning your wheels and getting nowhere.
As a consumer, when it comes to what you actually want to bring into your home, the endless choices can be incredibly frustrating. Instead of making a quick, thoughtful decision, you may literally feel paralyzed as you stare at all of your options. Think about the HUNDREDS of varieties of yogurt, baby food, peanut butter and canned soup - and that’s just at the grocery store!
If your goal is to maintain a decluttered home and live more intentionally, it’s important to consider what you bring into your home, but NOT to the point of making you frustrated and LESS productive.
If you have trouble making a decision, try using the “4 Q”s below to make a swift, determined, definite decision:
🌟 QUALITY - buy the best for your budget
🌟 QUANTITY - determine if you already have an item that serves the same purpose
🌟 QUESTION - is this something you really need and will use?
🌟 QUICK - make a decision quickly and stick to it - set a timer if necessary
Did you use this strategy? Do you have any tips for making a quick decision?