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  • Writer's pictureAmy Salgado

For When You're Feeling Confused...


When you're feeling confused, asking yourself thoughtful questions can help you clarify your thoughts and find a path forward. Here are some questions to consider:

  • What Exactly Is Confusing Me?

    • Begin by identifying the specific issue or topic that's causing confusion. Being clear about what you're confused about is the first step toward finding a solution.

  • Have I Gathered Enough Information?

    • Ask yourself if you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision or understand the situation. Sometimes, confusion arises from a lack of information.

  • Is There Someone I Can Seek Guidance From?

    • Consider whether there is a trusted friend, colleague, mentor, or expert you can turn to for advice or clarification on the matter.

  • What Are My Priorities in This Situation?

    • Think about your immediate and long-term goals related to the confusion. Understanding your priorities can help you make decisions that align with your objectives.

  • What Are the Possible Outcomes or Options?

    • Explore the various outcomes or solutions related to the situation. List the pros and cons of each option to gain clarity about your choices.

  • How Do I Feel About Each Option?

    • Assess your emotions and gut feelings regarding each possible outcome or choice. Your feelings can provide valuable insights into what you truly desire.

  • Is There a Step-by-Step Plan I Can Create?

    • Consider whether breaking down the problem into smaller, manageable steps would make it less confusing. Creating a plan or checklist can provide clarity and structure.

  • What Are My Core Values and Beliefs?

    • Reflect on your personal values and beliefs. How do they align with the choices you're considering? Sometimes, aligning with your values can bring clarity.

  • Am I Overthinking or Ruminating?

    • Ask yourself if you're overanalyzing the situation or replaying it in your mind excessively. Sometimes, giving your mind a break can lead to greater clarity.

  • Have I Tried to Simplify the Issue?

    • Explore whether you can simplify the problem or situation by breaking it down into its most basic components. Sometimes, complexity can lead to confusion.

  • What Are the Potential Risks and Rewards?

    • Consider the potential risks and rewards associated with each decision or option. Understanding the consequences can help you make a more informed choice.

  • What Does My Intuition Tell Me?

    • Trust your intuition or gut feeling about the situation. Sometimes, your instincts can guide you in the right direction.

  • Have I Given Myself Permission to Be Confused?

    • Understand that feeling confused is a natural part of the decision-making process. It's okay not to have all the answers immediately.

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