Nashville, Tenn. — Decisions are everywhere, whether you realize it or not.
"You're making decisions constantly, whether it's intentional or subconscious," said Meena Banasiak, vice president of quality control and corporate responsibility at Phoenix Closures Inc., a manufacturer of packaging closures primarily in the food and beverage industry.
"[What] all decisions have in common, whether they're small or big, is that we have to make them based on some kind of criteria or reasoning," she said.
Sometimes, you move on after a decision and celebrate its satisfaction. But other times, the aftermath of a decision can weigh you down, especially when choosing between professional or life values.
"Something starts to pull us backward, and you begin questioning whether that decision was the right one," Banasiak said. "We start to relive or recalculate every little moment that led up to the point of that decision. We start to wonder if we're ever going to make any kind of sound judgment again."
In her presentation at Women Breaking the Mold Networking Forum in Nashville Nov. 14-15, "Reframing Coulda-Woulda-Shoulda," Banasiak encouraged attendees to rethink how they approach decision making, especially when it comes to the concept of a work-life balance.