H.A.L.T.

**this is a revised version of an earlier post.

I read a daily devotion a few days ago. I receive this devotional by email every morning and I scan through it to see if I want to read the whole thing. I read this one on decision making in it’s entirety yet I did not heed it today.

Halt means stop. I did not.

H.A.L.T. is an acronym for many things I discovered. But there is only one which is important to me. This one revolves around decision making. When not to make a decision, to be exact. This acronym is often used during recovery from addiction. If there is a relapse, it is often because one of these was not considered.

Do not make important decisions during a weak moment. These are the four basic red flags of weak moments. Stop to think first.

H = HUNGRY
A = ANGRY
L = LONELY
T = TIRED

If I could add at least one more it would be P = PAIN as this one pertained to me this weekend. I am in a great deal of physical pain. PAIN just doesn’t work with H.A.L.T. although it clearly can cause poor judgment. But I am also very TIRED, mentally and physically.

Evaluate where you are in regards to an important decision. Think about how this decision will work on a good day or even several days from now. How will it affect others in your life?

Think before making a big decision. Definitely wait for a better time if necessary.

A lesson learned once…again. ♥️

Andi

15 thoughts on “H.A.L.T.

  1. Excellent advice! I have Degenerative Disc Disease in my spine. Pain is an everyday battle. As I age, I tend to take a lot more time in decision making. Sometimes that makes it easier, other times it’s hard. Well worded advice, Andi!

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