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Having the ability to make decisions that you feel comfortable with and are confident in is a remarkable ability to have. Often when someone struggles with addiction or mental health issues, making confident decisions can be difficult for them. Learning to trust your ability to make positive and productive decisions about which you can feel confident is a learning process. Here are a few tips to get you started towards working to feel more confident in your decisions.

#1. Create Long-Term Goals

Determine what your goals are. When you know what you are striving for, you will feel more confident in your choices. If an action or decision is pointing you in the direction of your goal, then you will know that it is probably a good choice or decision to make.

#2. Stop Asking Others What You Should Do

Everyone has an opinion about everything. However, learning to make your own decisions is essential. Getting advice or input from others can be beneficial; however, the ultimate choices you make should come from yourself.

#3. Establish Pros and Cons 

If you struggle to make decisions, then making a pro and con list can help. When you analyze all the information, it will help you make a choice with confidence; when you feel informed, you will feel confident.

#4. Follow Your Gut 

Learning to trust yourself in your decision-making is a process. If you have made decisions that may not have been healthy or productive in your past, you may doubt your ability to make healthier decisions now. Growth is a process.

#5. Wait for a Neutral Mood 

Try not to make decisions when you are in an extreme mood, either negative or positive. When your mood is neutral, you can feel confident that temporary emotions are not fueling your decision.

Being able to make decisions with confidence is an important skill to have in recovery. If you struggle to make decisions, try to create long-term goals, and wait to make decisions until you are in a neutral mood. It can be challenging to fully understand why you struggle with certain things, such as making decisions. Here at The Guest House, we have extensive experience helping people better understand their mental health and gain the skills needed to reach the goals they have set for themselves. Call The Guest House today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.