5 top tips for decision making

Guy Heywood

Guy Heywood had to make a quick decision about a replacement heart valve. He shares his top tips for decision-making.

1. Be as knowledgeable as you can

The BHF has lots of free booklets and information on its website.

2. Speak to professionals and your family

Get more opinions so you can broaden your knowledge again. 

3. Take time out

Distance yourself from people if you need to, so you can settle in with the information. 

4. Use relaxation techniques

I meditated a lot at the time and that really helped me stay calm and come to terms with the situation, instead of freaking out about it. 

5. Make sure you feel happy with the decision

Don’t feel pressured by other people, because ultimately you’re the one that has to live with it. And I think that’s one of the hardest things, doing it for yourself.

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