Making decisions is so energy draining. As a teacher, we spend most of the day making decisions, fielding countless questions day in and day out…questions like: what are we doing today? Can I go to the bathroom? Can we play soccer ? Is it alright if I go see the athletic trainer? Will you meet with this candidate tomorrow morning? What can I do to improve my agility ? The list goes on and on.
So when I get home I have little energy to make any other decision. This is probably the reason I always just make a giant pot of food on Sunday. Then I don’t have to think about what I am going to eat for the rest of the week. When I can’t decide on simple dilemmas like where should I order food from, or what movie to watch on Netflix, I either go with my gut or many times I just flip a coin.
So what about major life decisions? My gut and emotions seem to fluctuate so how can I trust that? Do I flip a coin ?? Do I make a list of pros and cons? So many questions, no answers right now. Maybe i try all of it or maybe I just leave it alone for now. Decision making is exhausting, but uncertainty is uncomfortable!
So, I pray. This is when spiritual health helps me get by, faith in that higher power. I pray for patience, strength, and guidance.
Today I pray.