1. Identify desired outcome.
Before you make a decision think about what you are aiming to accomplish. Emotional decisions can sometimes be impulsive and not be well thought out, which is why it’s usually a good idea to take a step back to make sure you’re aiming directly at your target. Otherwise, you might end up with an outcome you didn’t intend.
2. Check your facts.
I am sure you know this, but humans are emotional creatures. That being said, our feelings and thoughts tend to trick us and distort reality. Perspectives can be biased and thus, without the facts, we may find ourselves making emotional decisions that are based on distorted thoughts and feelings. Who would want that? One way I recommend checking the facts is by writing them down or using a close friend or therapist as a sounding board.
3. Go with your gut.
At the end of the day there is something to be said for just going with your intuition. This can be difficult for people who have anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder. At this point, if you are still struggling with making a better decision flip a coin. Commit to whatever side the coin lands on and move on to the next decision.