Day 1546: How to decide

How to decide how to start this post?


  • Explore all your options.
  • Look at the pros and cons of all your different options.
  • Listen to others who have relevant wisdom.
  • Trust your gut.
  • Be logical.
  • Follow your heart.
  • Look for signs from the universe.
  • Pay attention to your dreams.
  • Flip a coin and see whether you want to flip it again.
  • Check your comfort level at each stage of the process.
  • Realize that even a “wrong” decision is not the end of the world.

How do you decide?

How to decide which photos from yesterday I should include here?

















How to decide whether to give peas and/or peace a chance?

How to decide which music to share?

Here‘s a song about how to decide from Into the Woods:

How to decide how to thank all who helped me create todays’ post and — of course! — YOU?




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28 thoughts on “Day 1546: How to decide

  1. Flipping a coin and doing it again sounds like a way to go Ann! Have a great day

  2. Love give peas a chance and all that gratitude but I’ve decided I’ll pass on eating the wonderfully packaged but wholly unappetizing (to me) blue cotton candy ice cream.

  3. Wonderful photos! You see the coolest things, and I thank you for sharing them. When a client is faced with making a decision, I have a neat way of handling it. I write for them, with their responses, the pros and cons of saying yes to the option and another one for the pros and cons for saying no. Believe it or not, they aren’t exactly the same. Then I ask them to weigh each answer on a scale of 1 to 10 of importance to them. I total up each list, ending up with four. Now they can see how they really feel about it all. I photocopy the page(s) and give to them to take home. People like it. Maybe it will help you!

  4. lovely photos!!

  5. These are wise and centering words. I think that it is true that in most cases if you make a wrong decision it’s not the end of the world. Even some very big decisions, like marrying or buying a house or moving to another country. But there are times when it is and I have unfortunately made a couple of those kinds of wrong decisions. So, then you get to explore something else, not your options, but the meaning and geography of your altered world and who you are and what you can still do. There is tremendous growth and humility in that.

  6. I decide that you have one busy weekend, Ann Koplow. Peas, out.

  7. I have found that being logical, and following my heart, often conflict with one another. 😉 But never when I’m here.

  8. Making decision can be very very hard. I like to be able to do the first 3 bullets and the 5th bullets but often times old habit kicks in go with the 4th and the 6th which normally end up wrong. Please have a great Sunday.

  9. The simplicity / spirit / wisdom collage looks positively delightful, I have decided.

  10. You want the truth? Honest? Gut

  11. How do I decide what part of this to respond to? Sometimes not making a decision is itself a decision, but I think I’ll be like the water: pour it into a bottle and it becomes the water.
    At least that’s what Bruce told me.

  12. I generally trust my instinct and gut and do what feels right, I don’t make snap decisions but I also don’t spend a lot of time thinking about stuff

  13. I think things through, but if I can’t decide, I go with my gut. I really like that the bulldog’s chair has that nice bone pattern.

  14. You decided on wonderful and very appealing, interesting photos, Ann. But do you have a little more information on that age-defying face mask? I’m not asking for myself, of course…. 🙂

    • I decided to take that photo without getting any more information, Debra. I’m deciding that you and I are both defying our ages without the need for face masks. Thank you for your wonderful, very appealing, and interesting comment.

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