You know when you can’t make a decision and you really wish there was a way to quickly come up with an answer so you can just move on with your life and do something else? Well I’m delighted to tell you that there is. In fact I’m the smug custodian of a spectacularly fail-proof method which I will happily share with you today… are you ready?
Ok, so when I’m not 100% sure about something, I ask myself this one question:
Is it a ‘HELL YEAH’?
Because if it’s not, then it’s a no.
Asking myself this one simple question has made such a huge difference to the way I run my life, that it would be absolutely criminal to keep it to myself.
In fact, I’m so committed to making decisions this way that my (now ex) boyfriend had a necklace made for me for Valentine’s Day – although in the spirit of complete transparency, I need to tell you that I actually ask whether it’s a F**K YEAH not a HELL YEAH because I’m quite sweary.
The rule of HELL YEAH has been knocking around for a while now and I first read about it a couple of years back. But although it’s not my own creation, I immediately fell in love with the ethos and have been applying it to my life ever since.
It is definitely the quickest, simplest way to know whether you want to do something.
The rule of HELL YEAH in action:
- Do I definitely want to buy these jeans?
- Would it be fun to go on a second date with this guy?
- Do I really want to go to that party?
- Am I 100% certain I want that third piece of cake?
- Am I happy to struggle through the rest of this film/book?
- Do I want to spend the evening on the sofa drinking prosecco in my pajamas watching Netflix?
Of course, as card-holding adults we’re not always going to be able to apply this method to everything we do (“do I want to spend Christmas with my in-laws or watch Frozen for the 300th time?” for example), but as a general rule of thumb, this question will serve you very well and save you loads of time.
So the next time you need to make a call on something, ask yourself:
“Is this a HELL YEAH!?
Because if it’s a ‘not sure’ or a ‘meh’, then it’s a no.