Monday, February 25, 2013

Removing My Emotions From Decision Making

Lately I have been making more and more decisions by removing my emotional self from these decisions and it feels great!

This month I had to turn down two learning and advocacy events because of factors outside of my control. I really wanted to go to both but I couldn't and I was honestly okay with it. Sure I was disappointed but I got over it, right away.

The next decision was about getting Leilani into swimming classes. In order to get her into classes in time for the March session I would have to pay a membership fee for the center and pay for the course. I have the money, I can go ahead and pay it all but I won't.

As much as I would love to have her in swimming classes, right now spending that money is not in my best financial interest. So I decided not to do it.

Just the other day I had to decide to cut a trip down in time because I can not afford to miss more days of school.

And after trying to decide between studying in China or D. C for the Summer I choose neither.

Previously when I would have to make these types of decisions I would become upset and get down on myself for not being able to do them. I would usually text my sisters in a fit about how much of a bad mom I am, how disappointed I am, and how "it had to be done then!" However, none of the above is true.

Just because you can't do something at that very moment doesn't mean you can NEVER do it again and you suck at life. It just means you can't do it right now and you will be able to later. Live within your means in every sense of the phrase. Live within your means both financially and emotionally.

Try removing your emotional self from more decisions you have to make and see how it goes. As for me I LOVE IT!