Good decisions are made "with the head and the heart". We actually make better decisions when we use our conscious mind together with our unconscious mind. Follow these steps if you are faced with a major decision in your life.
Before you start narrowing down options be sure you have considered all of them. It often helps to spend some time brainstorming. Are there options you haven't considered? What else might you do?
Start with a blank piece of paper and write down everything you can think of related to your decision. Focus on generating possibilities without being critical.