One of the defining features of young adulthood is how many decisions you have to make. And we’re talking about BIG decisions — everything from what to study in college to where to move for your first job to which friends to invest in and countless others.
Discernment is most often associated with a call to religious life, but a discernment process is actually woven into almost every aspect of the life of a healthy decision-maker. And while most young adults don’t even consider discerning religious life, they can still benefit from a healthy decision-making process, and may even be open to one rooted in spirituality.
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Social copy [IG]: When it comes to big decisions, it can be easy to let our head have all the control. We rely on what we *think* is right and sometimes, we fail to consider where our heart is calling us. We feel the pressure of making the “right” choice, and so we either rush into a thoughtless decision simply to get it over with, or we spend hours agonizing over it, only to pick the choice that seems like the easier option. Sound familiar?
This is where discernment comes in. Discerning is a process that helps us contemplate which choice aligns more fully with who we are and what we are called to do. But there are few things to be wary of when walking down this path of decision-making. @sarahcoffey76 shares how to avoid these five common mistakes.
Feeling rushed — big decisions take time. Allow yourself the time and space you need to think through the choices that lay ahead of you.
Going it alone — we all need support systems, especially during times of confusion. Find your objective third party and talk through your thoughts and feelings with them.
Having an excess of opinions — it is possible to have too many voices chiming in. The ideal conversation partner is someone who is invested in helping you discover what’s best for YOU.
Not being informed — do your research. Whether you’re discerning a job or a relationship, it’s important to educate yourself on what your choice could entail.
Seek peace — search for what puts your worry to rest. This is one of the best tools of discernment because peace points to a deeper calling.
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[FB]: Facing decisions can send us into a panic. Ease your worry by taking an intentional approach to decision-making through discernment, but avoid these common mistakes in the process.
Social copy [IG]: Making big personal decisions can be downright scary. Change isn’t always fun to face, but it also can’t be avoided. This is where the practice of discernment comes in. Discernment is a holistic approach to decision-making that helps you make the right decision for the right reasons. Learn more about how discernment works by reading “This Process Aligns Your Decisions with Your True Self” by @GrottoNetwork
[Twitter&FB]: Does making big decisions send you into a panic? 😰 This process can calm your nerves and give you a push in the right direction. Read more via @GrottoMoment
Without the wisdom of discernment, we can easily become prey to every passing trend. —Pope Francis
In moments when doubts and fears flood our hearts, discernment becomes necessary. —Pope Francis
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