Today’s healthy habit is not really a healthy habit but more a reminder of common sense.

You should never make a critical decision when you are tired, hungry or in a state of fear or feeling pressured.  Let me rephrase that, not just critical decisions but any decision. If you feel deep down in your gut you are not really prepared or informed enough to make a decision at this time, then follow your gut and wait.

If you feel pressured to make a decision of any kind, stop and give yourself at least 24 hours.  There are very few decisions that will make the difference of life or death, and I mean that literally, that can’t wait 24 hours. If you have been given a sales pitch and something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.  There is a legal term called the buyer’s remorse.   What it means is, if you have had a sales pitch presented to you and told you have to decide right now and you  sign the contract, you actually have a period of time, 24 to 48 hours to cancel the contract due to the buyer’s remorse clause.  I have even seen some contracts that you have to waive the clause in order to get the super duper deal. Don’t sign it, walk away, and give yourself 24 hours to think about it.

The same goes for making a decision when you feel pressured out of fear.  This includes making any health related decision.  If I had a dollar for every time I heard a patient say, if I had only known, if I had only read about this or that ahead of time, I would have been better informed.  A great book to read is called Patient No More.  A journalist who was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Out of fear she quickly make health related decisions and when her treatments were over she started researching, that is what her book is all about.  It is a very good read.  Full of documented studies, research and insight.

I don’t know about you but when I am hungry, I am usually impatient and just want to eat.  In fact there is a story about a man who gave up his birthright, first born, to his younger brother because he was hungry.  Not a good idea to make a decision when you are hungry.  Stop and think about it, be truthful with yourself.  Doesn’t this just make common sense?

Next, never ever make a decision when you are tired.  I don’t think I need to elaborate on that but it is true.  You usually just want to hurry and get it done, rather than logically thinking about the consequences of your decision.  All decisions have a consequence, good or bad.

I am sure some of you are wondering why I decided to write about this topic, it doesn’t really seem related to healthy habits, but it is.  You see when you make a decision that later on could add stress to your life, it affects your health.  Be proactive and remember, never ever make a decision when you are tired, hungry or out of pressure and fear.  Your health and wellness will ultimately be affected one way or another.

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the year.  If you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com, or 905 768 0848.

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