I’m about 2/3 of the way done with the upcoming redesign of my site, and this process has been so different from any other website undertaking I’ve done, mainly because of the extended timeframe. Normally my instinct is to make a decision and rush to get it finished (mainly because of my own impatience.) Thanks to some wise words from @jasondoesstuff, I gave myself WAY more time on this go-round (about three months worth vs. three weeks worth!) and it has made all the difference. This time around I have the luxury of trying something and then giving myself the space to SIT WITH IT. Time to try it on, see how it feels, take it for a spin around the block. It sounds so silly but it really does make such a big difference when it comes to making decisions. You give your brain and heart the necessary time and space to REALLY understand the impact.
And that doesn’t just go for design decisions, that’s for anything in life from a dress you fall in love with, to a PERSON you fall in love with, to a job you fall in love with. If at all possible, find a way to take your decisions for a test-drive and then to SIT with that decision and see what the impact is. You might be surprised by what you’re able to find out!