A well-known mantra in the recovery world is "never make a decision when you're Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired (H.A.L.T.)".
Let's stop to add a bit of conventional wisdom to this.
I most often get clients in my office who are experiencing a crisis situation in their relationships, career, finances, or home-life.
Making a life-changing decision during a time of crisis often leads to reactionary decisions that are often regrettable in the end.
Rather than placing your energy in the life-changing decision, re-direct that energy to finding stability for yourself within the crisis. Once the moment of crisis has passed, you will have a clearer mind to make the kind of decision that is best for you and one that is not merely based on a desire to escape, get revenge, or prove a point.
The power-shift is plain: