3 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Decision Making

Start Living According to Chance

Maybe its because I’m a Gemini, but I’m really indecisive. I’ve struggled with making decisions for my whole life. But I don’t anymore! It took a while, but I found 3 extremely easy to use tools to help me get through life without stressing over decisions!


So, what are some ways easy to make decisions when you can’t decide or just don’t care?

Tools:
A coin
Lenormand cards(or app)
Planetary hours clock(or app)

There are a couple of tools you can use to make decisions. One method is better for getting yes/no answers, one is better for getting longer answers that are more open to interpretation, and another is better for planning and scheduling. The first 2 methods rely on chance, while the 3rd one is more of a lifestyle.

Making Decisions Using a Coin:

Illustration of woman on Heads side of a coin with blue background.
Image from Google

This one may be a little obvious, but it’s easy to overthink things and forget about this simple solution. Coins are easy-peasy to use, carry around, and interpret. Heck, you’ve probably already got some loose change in your coat pockets or at the bottom of your purse!

Just decide which side of the coin is yes and which is no and give it a flip! Don’t have a coin?

There’s an app for that!

My favorite is Coinflip- Heads or Tails. It doesn’t have ads, plus it has a couple different coins and backgrounds!

Don’t want to download an app? Just Google it!

Need more than a simple yes or no answer? Keep reading to learn more!

Face down blue playing cards.

Use Lenormand Cards for Open Ended Questions:

First things first, what even are Lenormand cards, anyway?

The cards were a parlor game in Napoleonic Era France and gained popularity due to Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand, France’s most famous fortune teller.

There are 36 cards in a deck, and each card represents some sort of universal symbol or archetype. You can use these cards to decide how to go about doing things.

For example, when I was trying to figure out what this blog should be about I decided to ask my cards for some help.Usually at least 2 cards are drawn for simple questions like that, but more complex readings can be done using larger spreads, too.

So what did the cards say this blog should be about? The clover and the home were the two cards drawn.

There’s lots of ways to interpret this card combination. I chose to read it as encouragement to start a lifestyle blog and talk about finding joy in the little things while working from home!

It’s not like Tarot, when you invoke deities or spirits to guide you to the right cards(though that can be done if you want!), it’s just a game of chance. All of the cards are beneficial for self growth and can be great tools when you need some advice!

Ambiguous Spaces is in the process of designing our own Lenormand Decks for all you lovely folks out there, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get updates about when they’ll be released for sale!

Sign on a telephone pole that says "GOOD NEWS IS COMING"

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

No now that you’ve decided how you’re gonna get things done it might be a good idea to figure out when to get things done.

Use astrology to create a plan.

More specifically, use planetary hours. Astrology involves so much more than just looking at your birthday! It integrates planets, Zodiac signs, their location in the sky, and their relationships with each other.

Ambiguous Spaces will have an introductory course on astrology out soon enough, too!

But if you want to start using astrology in your daily life ASAP, try starting with the planetary hours. You’ve heard how the moon controls the tides, and probably something about the moon controlling our emotions too, right?

The phases of the moon coincide with the average person’s hormone cycle, which can explain why people often act strange on full moons!

Planetary hours runs on a similar principle. We can feel the energy of each planet strongest at certain hours during the day. Or rather, the planets represent archetypes within our psyche, and those archetypes tend to manifest in our lives during specific times of day cyclically.

A Quick Overview of the Planets

Astrology chart showing planets with their associations.
Photo from astrologymarina at astrologymarina.tumblr.com

I’m writing this during the hour of Mars right now. See, I don’t have a job at the moment, so I’m extremely driven to make Ambiguous Spaces a success, which makes Mars time a great time to work on making it happen!

Can you guess which hours I set aside to work on designing the Lenormand cards mentioned earlier?

Did you guess the Sun and Venus? Since designing cards takes creativity and the ability to express various ideas, the Sun is a great time to focus on them! And designing is an art after all, so Venus is a great time to polish up sketches and make them more beautiful!

Think of each hour as each planet’s own Happy Hour.

It’s the best time of day to do a certain type of activity, but that doesn’t make it the only time to do something.

Oxbridge Academy recommends focusing on one thing for 50 minutes, followed by a 10 minute break. That 10 minute break is perfect for checking the next planetary hour!

Planetary Hours is a nice free app for easily checking when each planet is in effect. It provides keywords associated with each planet to help you with your planning, and the pro version comes with a widget for only $1.29.

These three tools can help you decide whether or not you should do something, how you should do it, and when you should do it.

All that’s let to do now is to do it!


Have you tried any of these methods? Tell me whether or not they helped with your productivity in the comments, and don’t forget to like and subscribe! Thanks for reading, and good luck!

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