When NOT to make a Decision

How to Make a Better Decision

Sleep first then decide - one way to make a better decision - photo by D. Hennessey

During my schooling I learned that in rehabilitation therapy they is an acronym used to help individuals remember when it is NOT a good time to make a decision. The acronym is H.A.L.T.

The idea is to train yourself to remember not to make decisions when you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired.

One way to help you start to remember this concept is to put a note on your computer or in your day planner on or in a place you will notice it a home with just the word HALT and your memory will do the rest.

It is worth noting that this concept can help you make better decisions in business, relationships, parenting and many more areas of your life.

I personally apply as much as possible the use of this acronym when I am going to make decisions particularly when the decisions are going to affect more than myself.

I hope the reminder (or introduction) of this acronym will be useful for you.

If you have an acronym that helps you remember or learn a new idea, please let us all know.

Enjoy a wonderful day,

David