What do you do, when you don't know what to do?

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  1. jagandelight profile image68
    jagandelightposted 12 years ago

    What do you do, when you don't know what to do?

  2. Doc Snow profile image92
    Doc Snowposted 12 years ago

    Well, what I should do is carefully analyze the question, break down the difficult portions to gain clarity on the unknowns, research answers by reading and asking friends or experts, and plan a strategy to address the problem.

    What I usually do is procrastinate and dither.

  3. Zakmoonbeam profile image91
    Zakmoonbeamposted 12 years ago

    Panic!  Joking aside, knowledge is power, so I fact find, find the solution and do my best to follow it.  unfortunately it's a process that takes some time...

  4. A_K profile image72
    A_Kposted 12 years ago

    When you don't know what to do you usually ask what should i do but often an empty mind is the devil's workshop, So even when you don't do anything your mind is still a chatterbox because your mind is asking "what should i do?" So the best thing would be to take your mind to the stage of freedom where it is so utterly calm and peaceful that all questions are dissolved. This comes with practice and meditation. Knowing it you won't be asking what should you do even when you don't do anything.

  5. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 12 years ago

    Cry usually !! or talk to my special friend who always has wise words to help me in most situations X

    If you mean what to do  occupation wise when you dont know what to do...WELL I get a cook book out and find something nice to cook for  dinner  or walk the dog !!

  6. SayedAthar Husain profile image60
    SayedAthar Husainposted 12 years ago

    This is a pathetic condition and it should not be allowed to arise. It does if one does not know of his resources. Where of, one is God and then His Walis - the authorities given the status of close friends, and then Quran - the word of God guiding man to salvation and allowing knowing, the not knowing!

  7. Abhaque Supanjang profile image73
    Abhaque Supanjangposted 12 years ago

    In my life, I have got such some plannings to do if I have nothing to do (and you can do it as well) ; they are:
    - reading Al-Qur'an (the holy book of my religion - Islam;
    - hang out with my friend or colleages;
    - watch TV;
    - watch some movie from my DVD / VCD player.
    - play my keyboard; play some music and/or singing;
    - go to shopping mall and have a window shopping;
    - go to a place which I haven't ever visited;
    - go to the impressive place that I once visited;
    - do gardening, take care the plants that I have planted on the land surrounded my house.
    - write something on my laptop and then post it to my blog;
    - find everyting new in internet;
    - go over the thing that I have ever learnt before;

    If sometimes I don't know what to do, I will choose one of the planning above to do.

  8. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 12 years ago

    That is my signal that I need more information to process a viable decision.  We live in a world of almost instanteous gratification.  When it comes to answers, people want them as to come as fast as their computer operates. In pushing that desire, they sometimes miss the logical, commonsense, thing to do.  Gather more information as rapidly as possible before you leap.  If you are pressed, make the best possible decision you can based on commonsense and logic, with the information that you have at hand.  In hindsight, that decision may not be the right one but it still may be a better one than doing nothing whatsoever.  WB

  9. Ashantina profile image61
    Ashantinaposted 12 years ago

    Depends what the issue is.. if its emotional I do nothing.. for a while..
    If its a circumstance, that you have to make a decision on then, you breathe and make a decision.
    Whatever it is you need to sit with the silence and find your answer within...

  10. Beege215e profile image60
    Beege215eposted 12 years ago

    If I don't, at the moment, know what to do about a particular thing or subject, then I go and do something else for a while that may not require as much action or thought. During the time I am doing something else, I can ponder the problem that awaits my action or decision. If I need information then I determine where to get that info before I act or decide. then I ponder some more. I may call a friend or loved one and accept their input on the subject before acting.  I keep myself busy doing things and thinking until the moment arrives that I can decide not just what to do but also how to do it.  Then and only then will I commit to an action or decision. The process may take ten minutes or ten hours or even ten days, but I'll get there.

  11. philirodje profile image61
    philirodjeposted 12 years ago

    when i don't know what to do, i read, i like to have quiet time sometimes then Ideas will flow in then there will be so much to do....

  12. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image59
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 12 years ago

    i go on youtube and watch my favourite videos untill one of them inspires me to do something i do want to do

  13. Paul Berod profile image61
    Paul Berodposted 12 years ago

    Good question. Normaly I don't do nothing, and when I do something I think that I have many things to do and I don't time to do all of them.

  14. luv2wander profile image61
    luv2wanderposted 12 years ago

    get a book n read, write a poem, smell the flowers, breath deeply n stretch, most importantly have a conversation with god and be thankfull.

  15. Jed Fisher profile image68
    Jed Fisherposted 12 years ago

    I re-read my favorite book. Not that I'd reccomend it to anyone else, but my favortie book is Treasure Islalnd.

  16. profile image50
    anapatricia sanchposted 12 years ago

    gurl seriouslu get real...what kind of question is thiz now dont take my answer the wrong way but is kind of true.....but i guess the answer is you just dont do anything...but thers always sumthing to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. profile image57
    yaturi3posted 12 years ago

    There are one of three things one can do:
    1. pick up a book, newspaper, journal or magazine and read
    2. you can pray
    3. you can have a nap.

    I am sure you can do one of these anywhere.

  18. cmcconna profile image61
    cmcconnaposted 12 years ago

    Research whatever the issue is and pray about it.

  19. mark h. profile image62
    mark h.posted 12 years ago

    Do anything, but nothing,  all at the same time...

  20. profile image0
    lovazaposted 12 years ago

    What I do is  relax!  Because I feel that there is too much pressure in our society to be doing and going most of the time.  We live in such a fast paced lifestyle and sometimes it's good to relax.  So knowing not what to do....just take a breath and take five mintues to relax and then the knowing what to do will come along.

  21. daravuthz profile image61
    daravuthzposted 12 years ago

    If I don't know what to do, I can't tell you what I do?

  22. solar10 profile image59
    solar10posted 12 years ago

    Browsing the internet, looking for idea and find what to do

  23. earnings33 profile image41
    earnings33posted 12 years ago

    When i don't understand what i must do then there is a simple task for me i on my notebook and start posting hubs or posts to my blog.
    This is the best task i do whenever i don't understand what i may do.

  24. Aisha Maragarette profile image61
    Aisha Maragaretteposted 12 years ago

    If i don't know what to do, I have stay in quite place and relax my self and pray to god and ask guidance form him.

  25. mydubaistay profile image61
    mydubaistayposted 12 years ago

    I just lay down and think what has gone wrong and why and then some time later If I don't find myself guilty then I pray and leave everything to Allah after all he is the best planner and judge.

  26. TahoeDoc profile image77
    TahoeDocposted 12 years ago

    I try to separate myself from the problem.

    I find the best way to do this and formulate a good, fair and objective answer is to pretend that the problem belongs to a friend or loved one and think of what I would advise them to do in the same position. It makes it easier for me to be honest about what is really going on and have a little objectivity.

  27. profile image57
    mfwalden004posted 12 years ago

    Pray!  I believe the Lord has a plan for all of us, and waits for us to ask him what to do.

  28. profile image0
    Joshua526posted 12 years ago

    I just look at my surroundings, and I am realizing some things, it's like I am looking at the same environment with different set of eyes. Maybe this is a sign for me, that i should be more reflective, that i should take life easier and slower.


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