Our brains haven't evolved as quickly as the world around us. It still operates as though our lives could be threatened at any second. That's why we have the fight or flight response. It's designed to keep us safe from danger. However, most of us aren't in situations very often that trigger the need for fight or flight.
But there's another primitive response your brain can have. Freeze. It's still your brain trying to protect you from what it perceives as danger, just like fight or flight. And it's one you probably have much more frequently. It doesn't necessarily mean your whole body freezes, just that you don't move forward with a plan or a change.
This can look like...
"Thinking about it."
"I'm still deciding."
And you'll stay frozen in that place until you do something about it. Our brains perceive change as danger which causes the freeze response. To take charge and get out of freeze mode, evaluate the decision you need or want to make.
Walk through the outcome of each option- get really detailed. Then answer why you would choose each of them. Which answer do you like better? Why?
If you like your answer to those questions, your decision is made. Remember, there is no wrong answer and there are very few permanent decisions.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela
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