3 Decision-Making Tools to Master the Art of Choosing


Do you have some important life decisions looming over you? Everyone occasionally reaches a fork in the road that causes a tingle of anxiety – for example, leaving a good job for a new and possibly better opportunity; ending a relationship or perhaps starting a new one. From flipping a coin to speaking to a licensed psychologist, each person has a different way of helping themselves swing towards one particular decision over another.

If you are looking for a way to get confirmation during your own decision-making process, borrowing from some of these ideas might help.

The Pros and Cons List

Possibly one of the most widely used ways to make a decision is to draw up a list of pros and cons of your two (or more) options. It’s fairly self-explanatory, but it’s important to be thorough. The list of pros should of course point out the positive aspects of making the change you are considering, but it should also include the points that are not guaranteed but become possible: the ‘maybe’ list. The cons list can discuss the positive of not making the change or the possible negative aspects that have you hesitating. What are the risks? How well will you handle them if the worst comes to pass? Often, the actual list is completely discarded. Instead, it is the process of drawing up the list that allows our mind to think rationally and come to a sensible decision – regardless of what the list might say.

Psychic Readings

A sense of hope is always welcome. It is easy to start feeling overwhelmed by difficult decisions and it can help enormously to take advice from someone who knows more. Psychic Mediums are gifted in their ability to tune into knowledge that eludes our five senses. Psychic readings can include any number of services related to Spiritualism, such as Tarot Cards, the use of a Pendulum, Crossing Over Readings (speaking to someone in the afterlife), or Numerology. You may find that, through these methods, a Reader can help you find the clarity that you need to come to a decision.


This offers great assistance to many people who hinge truly large decisions on this practice. It is very closely tied with the previous point, except that it calls on the world, the universe, chance, fate – whatever you prefer to call it – to give you a sign. For example, someone may close their eyes and ask for a sign if they should take a job. If they then find money on the sidewalk or some other sort of unusual event happens that relates to money and earning your living, this is seen as synchronicity – a positive affirmation. 

Acquiring Decision-Making Skills

Decision-making skills are learned. These measures may assist with making the right choices, or they may simply assist the process. By examining the psychology behind decision-making when we have some sort of reassurance in place, we can see that the actual tools we use are irrelevant. To some extent, it doesn’t matter if they actually work, or not because they help to make the decision that we were already inclined towards anyway.