Friday Fix: How to Make Wise Decisions

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 206

We all make poor decisions sometimes. But we often blame those bad decisions on not having enough information. And while that may be a factor, there’s another factor that often comes into play–we aren’t balancing our emotions with logic. 

Emotions should play a role in our decisions. But, if they play too big of a role, we’ll make poor choices.

Logic should also play a role in decision-making. But if we base our choices on logic alone, we’ll also make mistakes.

We make our best decisions when we balance logic with emotion. That can be tough to do though.

Fortunately, this is a skill that everyone can learn. Learning how to use your wise mind involves finding a balance between your emotional side and your rational side. 

It’s something we often address in the therapy office as mental health plays a huge role in whether we’re being too logical or too emotional.

In this episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I explain how to balance emotions with logic so you can make wise decisions.

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By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.