From what to eat, what to wear, who to respond to first, and what to prioritize at work, each of us makes hundreds—if not thousands—of decisions each day.
Some of these choices have larger consequences than others. For starters: Who we choose to surround ourselves with, where we live, and what career we pursue can have a huge impact on our health and happiness. And if more than a few of those decisions turned out to be less than wise in hindsight, then congratulations: You’re not a robot. (Let’s discuss that e-mail you sent your ex after two glasses of wine another time.)
How do we avoid making choices that invite regret, resentment, or erode our well-being? Though there’s no surefire way to never make a mistake, paying attention to signs we’re en route to bad decisions can help us switch course before it’s too late. Be prepared to step back if you encounter these six major red flags.
6 Red Flags
1. Your gut is telling you "no."
Our instincts aren’t always on target, but if you’ve got a funny feeling about a request someone’s …