Self-Improvement Friday Fix: How to Make Wise Decisions By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on October 14, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 206 More About the Podcast 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. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts 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. More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this transcript does not go through our standard editorial process and may contain inaccuracies and grammatical errors. Thank you. For media or public speaking inquiries, contact Amy here. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Friday Fix: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue Embrace Indecisiveness to Promote Change in Your Life With Dr. William Miller Friday Fix: A Simple Way to Make a Tough Decision 9 Little Habits That Make You a Better Decision Maker By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief 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. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.