This is a bit of a controversial one. I recently read the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (affiliate link) by Mark Manson.Â The book is full of interesting pseudo scientific wisdom, so probably more posts will follow from this one.
One interesting position is the idea that everything is a choice. In life, a lot of unhappiness, fear and stress comes from not making choices. Or the fear of what the consequences of making a choice might be. So we procrastinate.
But Manson argues that not making a choice is a choice in itself. And that’s a refreshing lens to look through at decisions you’ve been procrastinating on.
If you realize that not making a choice is a choice in itself, you realize it’s actually easier to make a choice. And as the choice you make now (by not making a choice) brings you fear, unease and unhappiness, it’s actually easier to make an active choice that can actually lead you to a more fulfilling outcome and ease of mind.