To generate ideas for this prompt, take a moment and write down the last five decisions that you made. These decisions could be large or small. Also include a description of what it was that you were deciding between and factors that you considered while making the decision. Even if the decision took mere minutes, chances are that a lot more thought went into it than you might have realized until you wrote it down.
Once you’ve completed this pre-writing activity, try to identify a trait that is threaded through your decision making process. Did you select a slice of toast instead of oatmeal for breakfast this morning because you’re watching your calorie intake? What trait motivates you to watch that intake? Our decisions can often be traced back to our values and our personalities; use this prompt to explore one of them!