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How to Make Decisions (Even the Hard Ones) – 076

Women are faced with decisions every day—from the tiny, seemingly insignificant ones like what to wear, eat or watch, to the big ones. You may be deciding what job to take, where to move or how to deal with friendships gone awry. Our lives can change by the decisions we make, and they even can be affected by those we refuse to make. With that in mind, co-hosts Darlene Brock and Julie Graham take this episode to outline five steps that help when making a decision. They also spend a little time on two of the tough ones facing women today—when to walk away from a dating relationship that is going nowhere and what do you do when dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. These five points will help in any decision facing women today, big or small. Follow them, trust your gut and make that decision, applying a bit of grit and grace.

Here are the 5 steps for making a decision:

1. Identify your goal or the decision that needs to be made.
2. Gather information.
3. Find alternatives, evaluate and eliminate.
4. Choose! Make your decision and commit.
5. Review and adjust as needed.

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and want more information we recommend:

Pregnancy Decision Line

or text HELPLINE to 313131

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Quote of the episode:

“When you wake up every day, it’s like a new birthday: it’s a new chance to be great again and make great decisions.” Winnie The Pooh

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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