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How to Make Up Your Mind

Making certain decisions, like whether or not to lose weight or file for divorce, can be difficult. Make the right choice and make up your mind.


  • Step 1: Do not make decisions Do not make any decisions when you are upset.
  • TIP: Make sure you are calm and thinking clearly before you begin.
  • Step 2: Focus Write down your options on the piece of paper. Focus on which options are in your best interest.
  • Step 3: Write Write down the problem and what is causing the problem to exist.
  • Step 4: Look Look at your goals and what challenges or opportunities exist with each option.
  • Step 5: Talk with others Talk with others who may be affected by your decision.
  • Step 6: Listen Listen to what others have to say and see if there are different alternatives that you may not have thought of.
  • Step 7: Make a decision Make up your mind and make a decision you can live with.
  • FACT: Approximately 1 in 10 Americans have 1 or more specific phobias.

You Will Need

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Goals
  • Focus
  • Friends and family

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