I was listening to Gretchen Rubin's fantastic podcast Happier last week (episode 27) and was struck by this advice about decision making. When you are trying to decide on a course of action and are finding it difficult, choose the bigger life. She spoke about it in terms of deciding whether to get a dog or not. Choosing the bigger life for you could mean getting the dog because having a dog can mean more happiness and more activity. Alternatively it could mean not getting a dog because you'd have more freedom to travel, less ties to home. So the right decision for you becomes clearer.
I love this idea. Whatever the decision you want to make, choose the bigger life.