How To Make Decisions More Quickly

Published: August 24, 2015
By: Faye Hollands

How many decisions do you think you make in a day?  The reality is that making decisions often takes up too much time and attention, which reduces productivity and can lead to a general sense of overwhelm!  If you would like to create more time  in your day, and reduce your stress levels to boot, read on…

There are four common situations where people take too long to make a decision.  If you’re suffering from any of the following annoying habits take note of how to combat them and start enjoying more time in your day…

1 – You take ages to make decisions that aren’t critical

Non-fatal, reversible decisions should be made quickly so that you have more time for the stuff that really counts.  Stop pondering and get decisive with the decisions that ultimately you can change.

2 – You look to create variety when you don’t need it

When you look for variety you increase the options that require consideration which in turn take up more decision-making time.  Do you really need to spend hours on the internet researching which restaurant to go to or could you be spending your time more wisely on something else?

3  – You put off making uncomfortable decisions

If you get an invitation that you don’t want to accept DON’T say “I need to check my diary, I’ll come back to you” – this just postpones the inevitable and wastes time in the process.  Make your decision and move on!

4  – You whinge when you make a decision you regret

Moaning takes time!  If you’ve made a decision you regret learn from it and then get on with something else.  Whinging simply uses up attention and energy that can be better spent elsewhere.

Would you like to find out how to get more out of your career or life?  Book your free 30-minute coaching consultation now.  Simply click here to schedule your appointment.

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email

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