What to do if you have made a wrong decision?

You’ve probably face this before. When you have made a poor decision and get that sinking feeling in your stomach. Whether we like it or not, everyone makes choices. The culture and reality of today are completely based on the mutual choices of all human beings.

We’re all human, meaning that every once and a while, we’re not immune from making bad decisions. There are sometimes no issues, no bad choices, no bad thinking. It’s just thinking, just choices, just challenges (not problems). That is precisely why before associating it with adjectives such as “bad or wrong,” you need to reassess your decision from multiple angles and perspectives.

While we can’t go back in time and change our decisions, the effect it has on us can be reduced. If the decision was really incorrect and you have already encountered or witnessed the consequences of your original decision, learning how to get away from the negative impact really pays off well. We need to minimize the damage that’s been made, and we need to do it quickly before it sucks up more of our nerves and energy. Here goes.

  1. Don’t be emotional.

Suppressing your feelings is going to get you nowhere. It’s crucial that you concentrate first on how you feel. Yet we just can’t let go sometimes. It seems hard to let go, but it’s something we keep thinking about. Those feelings will make us feel very unpleasant more often than not and it will continue until we actively decide it’s over. Come to the conclusion that your home will do nothing more than keep you locked in your cycle of negative thoughts.

2. Focus on the facts.
When the feelings you have after a wrong decision have been understood and acknowledged, one of the best things you can do is concentrate on the facts. Perhaps you fail to be impartial. If that happens, consider talking to a close friend or family member to write about the situation to get an outside perspective.

3. Don’t let the bad decision consume you.
It’s necessary to detach yourself from the decision mentally. Doing so will allow you to strip it of its power. Seizing the dilemma is one thing, finding the solution is another. Usually, after making bad choices, people are faced with numerous consequences or issues. Again these concerns should be discussed with confidence and they can only be used to find the correct solution.

Right when the error happens, we still need to decide that we can learn from it and use it to move forward as a momentum-builder. If we strip the mistake of the negative sense we owe it, we can use it to step forward and make decisions more consistent with the accomplishment we want as helpful data.

4. Talk to someone.
You should definitely get in touch with someone if it helps. I don’t apply to a specialist strictly. I’m also referring to friends, relatives, or individuals who share a friendship with you. When you talk about whatever is on your mind, your subconscious mind will start searching for answers.

Thus, without even realizing it you might find yourself talking about the solution. In addition, you can get surprising answers when you get in contact with other people who care, which can assist you with your current difficulties.

5. Be grateful and positive.
Have you ever lived in a deep state of gratitude? It’s awesome! Quite simply, there’s no other condition that could so easily and effectively remove all the negative states, moods and emotions. Fresh doors open up for you when you stop needing and start appreciating, and you can eventually realize that what you’re focusing on is not as important as it seems. Gratefulness is going to help you let go of everything that is burdening your mind.

My final words on this are: Believe in yourself.

Check out my related post: Got a tough decision to make?


Interesting reads:

https://hbr.org/2016/08/what-to-do-when-youve-made-a-bad-decision

https://www.verywellmind.com/why-you-make-bad-decisions-2795489

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/12-reasons-you-should-never-regret-any-decision-you-ever-make.html

https://www.finerminds.com/personal-growth/what-to-do-when-you-have-made-a-bad-decision

https://www.success.com/what-to-do-when-you-make-a-bad-decision/

https://greatist.com/live/decision-making-signs

https://www.positivelypresent.com/2010/07/5-steps-for-recovering-from-a-bad-decision.html

One comment

  1. so much good points and advice… this post resonates with me in many ways, especially in one of my current major experiences which is linked with wrong decision I had made; but in all things I have given thanks; things have gradually began to become much more calm and still, and actually, I’m learning a number of valuable things from the experience which, without it, I wouldn’t have learned

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