Hey guys!!! Life is all about choosing and making decisions. We all go through a long list of feelings in a day and we often make our decisions while we feel some feelings. When we make a decision, we must make sure that it is beneficial for the future and one way to do this is to use the HALT method. So today, let’s learn a simple yet effective way to make effective decisions in our favorite, Expeknow style!
The HALT method is a popular way to make sure our decisions are not bad and won’t make us regret in future. Since it is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities, we must always try to make good choices and avoid making stupid mistakes. The HALT method is one of the ways you can use to make sure your decisions are good.
HALT says whenever you feel Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired, you shouldn’t make any decisions. You should halt when you’re HALT. This is so because when your basic needs are not met, your decisions get influenced by your basic needs.
Like, suppose a hungry man has to go somewhere. He has two ways to go there. One has a burger shop in middle but is long. The other one has no burger shops but is short. What road do you think that man is gonna choose? He would choose the first road since he was hungry. Even if it takes more time than the other one. Here, we can see that a hungry person’s decisions or choices get influenced by hunger.
Similarly, an angry man’s decisions will get influenced by revenge and anger. A lonely man’s decisions will get influenced by loneliness. And a tired man’s decisions will get influenced by tiredness.
Have you ever felt ashamed of doing something? Maybe shouting at your parents, taking too much food in your plate, proposing the girl who you thought was wrong for you, not doing your work on time just because you were a little tired?
You see, in all these examples, the root cause of making a bad choice was the feeling of anger, hunger, loneliness, and tiredness.
So, the bottom line is, never make decisions when you feel HALT. Instead, do something to get rid of those feeling first and then make decisions. When your basic needs are not met, you make decisions such that you fulfill your needs through your decisions. This makes your decisions bad and sometimes worse.
So, halt when you are HALT. While making some important decisions, make sure you are not HALT. It’s very important to make the right decisions in life because that makes up who you are. Using this method is your first step towards a good decision making.
Also, I would like to suggest you take a look at your life and see when did you make some bad decisions. Find the root cause of making that decision and see whether that was HALT or not. Observation is a powerful skill you can use to be better at anything. So, learn to observe things in your life and make better decisions.
1. HALT is a popular way to see whether your decisions are good or not.
2. A man is made up of his choices so we must learn to make good choices.
3. HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired.
4. You shouldn’t make any important decisions when you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.
5. When you make some decisions when your basic needs are not met, you try to fulfill them through your decisions. This makes you a bad decision maker.
6. When you are HALT, do something to get rid of your basic needs first and then make an important decision.
7. You are the sum of all the decisions you make so make sure you make good decisions.
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