Back in the day, I went to a church with my family where the pastor was actually my good friends' dad. The sermon he was talking about was about being practical or following your heart. AKA doing something because it "felt" right.
He mentioned the show The Bachelor and how the girls and guys on it just do things because "it felt right" or because their "heart told them to." Which to some degree, following your heart is great and especially when God is captain of that ship. However, when you only use your heart and you don't engage the brain, you wind up with your heart broken looking back wondering why you were such an idiot.
With my present situation, I find myself relying wholly on practicality. Which I'm shocked and pleasantly surprised about. Maybe it's a sign of old age and that I've actually learned something in my last 23 years or I just lucked out this time, but either way, I think it's the best way to do this. I'm leaving grad school up to God, leaving friends and the "other" department up to him, and praying with discernment about doing God's will.
But weirdly, being practical just "feels right."