Moving Past Inertia: Make a Decision, Any Decision

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We’ve all had moments of feeling stuck, unsure and unable to make a decision. But what happens when that feeling grows and magnifies and an initial feeling of being stuck gives way to avoidance and you soon find yourself mired in the quicksand of indecision?

Sometimes, we can push out of it by exploring it and asking ourselves what could possibly be causing the inertia? Is it a surface fear? Is there a deeper underlying reason? But there are times when the crippling feeling of paralysis takes hold and we’re not sure exactly how to put one foot in front of the other. How do we move past that?

One of the first steps is to simply to make a decision — about anything. Give yourself permission not to overthink. Start with something small. One of the best small steps is to pick up the phone and make an appointment with a behavioral health services specialist. While it may seem small, simply knowing that you made one move to help yourself can be the perfect first step. Our Orange County counseling office is here to help you through any of life’s challenging times and move you toward having the joyful life you deserve.