Here is something that I’ve been doing recently that has been a great mental technology for my decision making.
Next time you’re not sure what to do (maybe it’s whether you should go out or stay in, if you should talk to someone or not, spend more time on something, even what to wear that day) IMAGINE YOURSELF IN THIRD PERSON. This means imagine you’re standing on the other side of the room, or in the drivers seat of the car, WHEREVER, and imagine yourself as you would appear to others.
Now, from that perspective, KEEPING IN MIND YOUR VALUES AND WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU WANT TO BE, ask yourself… What should I do? The answer should come to you much more clearly than if you stay up in your head.
This is a great technique to use when trying to figure out if your BEING LAZY or if you’re RELAXING, which, for me, is a dangerously thin line.