No Big Decisions on Bad Days

Bad days are no time for big decisionsA good rule of thumb for life in the vortex:
no big decisions when you’re not in it.

Having a bad day is no time to decide about  leaving a relationship.  Or a job.  Or about a surgery.  Or a cross country move.

Or a big expenditure.

Having a bad day is a time to lay low and chill out.

Save the big decisions for times when you feel like the world is on your side.

Believe it or not, even though it seems otherwise on an especially bad day, that time of being on cloud nine is not that far away.

And that’s where you want to make your big decisions from.  🙂

  • September 7, 2011
  • Peter Jones says:

    Very true!
    Most decisions, especially the big ones, can wait a day or two, or even an hour or two. We certainly don’t have a clear head when we are having a bad day and decisions like these certainly call for a clear head.

  • Oooh, great reminder from Abraham on this topic:
    You can’t make a good decision from outside the vortex!

  • Julie, how great to have a manager who not only get it, but encourages it!
    Tim, I could think of a couple of examples that felt like things really truly couldn’t wait for me to feel better. In those situations it felt like my best opportunity was to just get okay with whatever choice I made. To line up with after the fact, if not before.

  • Tim says:

    I agree with this in theory.
    But even with alot of time, i dont spend much time in the vortex.
    This means you still have to get on with your day to day life and make some decisions.
    They often dont turn out well of course, but you have to keep going

  • Julie B says:

    This is so true Jeannette. Years ago when I started my sales career, I had a wise Sales Director who said “don’t do anything significant if you are not in a good mood. File or take a nap”. “Don’t call anyone unless you are genuinely smiling”… sage words!
    Tee hee Barbara – I always thought I was procrastinating too! 😉 Great info from you too. This is where “segment intending” comes in mighty handy!

  • Yeah, I’ve been there and done that too, Bama Girl. I speak from experience on this one. lol
    Barbara, you crack me up! lol

  • Barbara says:

    Hahaha! I’m laughing at myself because I just realized I wrote a comment on another post (the one about making deadlines) where I commented there about THIS post of big decisions AND that post about the deadlines (when I referred to your video). I need to visit this blog more frequently so I’m not reading several posts all at once! With that said, I’ll repeat the comments about making big decisions here:
    I realize that I’ve been practicing this “no big decisions when I’m having a bad day” thing over many years–long before I learned about how the law of attraction works. (I always thought it was the procrastinator in me! lol) The difference between then and now for me has been that I now have a better awareness of how I can reach for feelings of relief to move myself into a more general state of well-being about things, which then leads me faster to feeling great…and to then getting more specific about making the big decisions when I do! I love the deliberate creation process! Hugs, Barbara

  • Bama Girl says:

    It’s hard for me to learn this lesson. I know from the past that I always end up regretting things I say or do when I’m upset or angry. Then I have to deal with the consequences of those actions. As hard as it is not to move forward quickly on things or get too wrapped up in things I know that I need to slow down, calm down, or I’ll end up doing something I will regret.

  • Thanks for commenting, Friend! Always nice to hear from a long time reader.
    Angela, I love the way you put that. And I think there IS more opportunity to hold off on a big decision than we might realize when we’re not lined up.
    Thank you for chiming in on this one, you two!

  • Hi Jeannette,
    I definitely agree with you. When we feel good, we’re in a different “space,” and I think a different “dimension” vibrationally too, than we are when we feel down and defeated. Things work out better when we work from that space.
    Great advice. Don’t force yourself to buck-up and deal with decisions when you feel down. Wait until the clouds part and you’re in sync with the vortex.

  • Your Friend says:

    Hi all,
    I’m one of those readers who has been part of the GV community except on the side lines. It has been absolutely fabulous reading your wonderful posts over the years and I can’t thank you enough – some days when I just dont know what to do, one of your posts gives me the answer I need.
    Making decisions while in the vortex rings very true for me. I once made a decision while not in the Vortex and for 2 years I have experienced what I thought was such sadness as a direct result of those actions.
    However in hindsight (2 years on), I realise the outcome ended up being something I really wanted for 20 years.

  • I get that a lot, Jacqui! lol (the synchronicity/perfect timing thing)
    Funny how that works. 🙂

  • The MOST amazing thing about the little dollops of LOA lusciousness that you drop into my inbox periodically, is not the wisdom, or humour, or breathtaking insights contained therein, but rather the somewhat disconcerting Synchronicity of your message.
    I’ve been having some rather wobbly days recently … this post arrived just in time!
    Bliss-ings and thanks,
    the goddess known as Jacqui

  • I liked that one, too, Kim. (The Native American saying “All roads are good.”)
    It’s one I intend to remember next time I’m in negative judgment of something.

  • Kim Falconer says:

    Hearing you on Matt & Phill’s radio show last night (when I listened to the recording) was utterly enlightening. I mean, the real decision we make is about how we choose to feel. On a ‘bad day’ that choice will be different than when we are feeling light, happy and carefree.
    I also loved the native American saying, all roads are good.
    Now there is a thought!
    Thank you Jeannette for this post!

  • Now that sounds like a good rule to me, LovelyMe! I’m going to implement that here in my house, too – although I’ll have to call it something besides the vortex because my boyfriend won’t entirely understand that.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • LovelyMe says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Jeannette!
    I’ve heard Abraham say that in Jerry and Esther’s family, it is an absolute rule that whoever is in the Vortex is the one who gets to call the shots 😀

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