They are pre-specified periods of time, effort or stress that you decide you’re willing to endure before you step back and re-evaluate.
Making impromptu decisions. Take the time to think about the pros and cons of your decision and weigh out the consequences. Lacking peace. Take deep breaths in a quiet environment to evaluate the facts before you decide. Wallowing in the chaos of everyday life, or listening to too many other people. Not considering priorities. Make a list of your important priorities. It will help you to make better choices. Deciding things without thought to our needs and wants. Neglecting your values. Making decisions that are not right today, but we think they will be in the long run. Saying things to please others, or avoid saying something that will hurt. Forgetting how to say “no.” We think we need to be all things to all people. Step back so that others can step forward. Procrastinating. Once you’ve made a decision, own it. Doing so is key to living with it.
Goals are a one-time bargain. They are the spending mindset. Habits are an investing mindset. Habits require one to invest one’s efforts for a little while and then take the rewards of that effort and re-invest them in a greater effort to form even better habits.
Set shorter lengths of projects : set projects that are short enough that committing to them all the way is easy enough to do or break into chunks th bigger ones. Set re-evaluation points for ongoing habits and goals. Based on impact to other areas of your life. You can choose metrics like: time and how those things impact your life.
Transitions between life stages are usually triggered by extreme events: near-death experiences, divorce, failed friendships, death of loved ones. Trauma causes us to step back and re-evaluate our deepest motivations and decisions. It allows us to reflect on whether our strategies to pursue happiness are actually working well or not.