How To Make Decisions When You Don’t Know What To Do

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How To Make Decisions When You Don’t Know What To Do

Do you sometimes have a feeling that nothing in your life works and you feel stuck, like a hamster on a wheel?
Well I did, actually I am happy to report that I just moved beyond it. There is nothing more empowering than making a decision and once you make it the energy starts to move.

For weeks maybe years I had this one big decision looming over me. I knew I would  had to make it eventually, but did not know when. But I always felt slightly off track. Until one day I made the decision, coming from nowhere, I just knew what to do. Has this happened to you, that you wake up and just know

So what happened to lead to this event?

Several things happened that made everything even more difficult in my life, I had a very stressful, transaction at work, I had problems with my living situation and nothing made sense anymore. It was so weird that I had an intuitive reading and whatever I was told was another piece in the jig puzzle, that I needed to know.

I got a hint that something was telling me it’s time to do something, a hint that turned into a bill board, telling me: Marita it's time to do it and eventually I listened.

It felt like a "knowing", or certainty" that now is the right time to move into the next stage.
The next stage for me was making plans to move back to Germany as my parents are turning 80. I lived on another continent for 34 years. I had my kids, my businesses and all my belongings in California. 

Nevertheless, I had a feeling it’s time to go back. It was 3 months ago, that the universe kept telling me it’s time to go. I organized everything, gave things away and put the most important stuff into storage. In order to avoid the last minute moving craziness I stayed with friends.  Just the thought of staying with friends gave me anxiety attacks and I was a nervous wreck. Now looking back it was all wonderful, I had a chance to spend time with people I loved and connect at a deeper level.

The move was made, I 'm in Germany now and everything is falling into place, I will move into an apartment in the heart of the city. I will have everything in walking distance. I will have time to focus and develop the things I am passionate about. The more I think about it, the more I know it was the right decision.

Do you listen to your feeling when you make major decisions and how do you know?




21 thoughts on “How To Make Decisions When You Don’t Know What To Do”

  1. If time allows, it’s better to be sure about a decision than to make a quick, rash decision. This could lead to regrets and what ifs. Sometimes it just takes a little time for the answers to come to you.

  2. Congratulations on the move to Germany! How exciting 😉 I am a firm believer that the thing we are supposed to do will continue to peek it’s head in until we decide it’s time to see, and follow it. Thanks for sharing part of your journey with us!

  3. It's so important to listen to your intuition. Some people think that's "woo-woo" stuff, but intuition is nothing more than the accumulation of your life experiences. You'd be crazy not to listen to that! So glad you did what you felt was the right thing at the right now. You won't regret it. 

  4. This is a great story Marita. I am with you. I didn't move continents, but it is just as foreign to me moving from where I knew where everything was, friends, job and etc to nothing… starting over, working from home… and still getting to that happy place. I hope it will fare soon…. but I commend you on your transition and getting to spend the time with your friends before you left and being with your parents while you still have them.  BTW, I am originally from (born and raised (30 yrs) in California myself! Small world!

  5. Marita, I'm so excited for you that you made the decision and moved back to Germany!  It will be so wonderful for you to spend time with your parents!  Enjoy every moment with them.  I usually listen to my feelings when making a decision.  If something doesn't feel right even though I can't explain, why, I won't do it.  

  6. Congrats on following through with your decision. Listening to my gut is something I'm doing more of. Not sure if there ever is that right time, and if we wait for it, it may never come.Thanks for sharing.

  7. The Universe is amazing like that. When we feel unsettled, it has this way of speaking to us that gets our attention. Glad that you had a safe move and that your feeling more balanced. 🙂

  8. I’ve always been known to listen to my gut… until the beginning of this year. I started doubting it and doubting me. Big mistake, I quickly realised that if my gut is telling me something, I have to listen because it’s usually right. Even when it’s not, it has protected me from being in a place where I wasn’t equipped to handle that situation at that time.

    Big congrats on taking that leap and moving to Germany, so happy for you 🙂

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