I'm very impulsive and I tend to act and then think. Sometimes that works for me but sometimes it hurts me. I am a Weight Watcher veteran; I've joined and quit more times than I can count-no, honestly...I've lost count. I usually make the decision to join on a whim and and then quit as soon as I have a bad week or don't feel like the program is working for me. Instead of taking a long hard look at what might be causing a stall or a gain I just decide that "I'm destined to be fat" or "this program doesn't work" and give up. Thankfully this last go-round is the last go-round but I've had to talk myself off a ledge more than once.
If you're really unhappy, if you're really struggling and if you really just can't take it anymore take a minute to think it through. Weigh the pros and cons of quitting whatever it is that you feel isn't working. Is it your job? Your diet? Your exercise routine? Your relationship? Some beautiful self discovery can happen when you're just about to give up but you push through. Maybe in the end you ultimately decide that it's time to move on and try something new but making a decision when you're frustrated and fed up might hurt you in the long run. Unfortunately we can't get back all the time we've wasted after giving up on ourselves but we can learn from those situations and not make the same mistakes in the future.
So wait until you're not in the thick of it to make your decision and instead say "I'll rethink it after I pass that telephone pole." or "I'm going to finish this project first and see if that helps the stress level at work" or "I'm going to share my tracker with my leader and see if she can suggest ways to get the scale to go the direction I want it to" or "I'm going to talk to my partner and wait one more month before I end things."
Of course there are certain situations where you NEED to jump ship quickly and that's OK but if you find yourself making impulsive decisions more than half the time maybe your ship isn't really sinking...
Take a breath. Get to the top of the hill.
PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES <3
You probably won't regret it!