How to Make Decisions When You’re Battling Between Logic and Emotion

How to Make Decisions When You’re Battling Between Logic and Emotion

We’re constantly trying to figure out how to make decisions that serve us well each and every day.

We know we shouldn’t eat that cake, we know we shouldn’t stay up late, and we know we shouldn’t stay in that toxic relationship. Yet, we go ahead and do it anyway — and feel guilty later.

But as the UK’s No. 1 Therapist Marisa Peer says, there is a way to win these battles without being too hard on ourselves — by choosing better emotions to drive us.

Logic vs. Emotion – Why Our Emotions Overpower Us

Have you ever made plans to change a habit in your life — say you want to exercise more — only to find that your plans fall through without you really understanding why?

We make plans rooted in logic only to be undermined by our emotional states.

And that’s because our emotions are powerful. And they can easily overwhelm our logic-based decisions if we’re not careful.

Our emotions have such weight to them because they’re charged with feeling. Logic can navigate our rational thinking but our emotions come with powerful, persuasive feeling attached.

The real question is: can we learn to navigate our emotional states better to choose logic despite what we may be feeling?

Discovering how to make decisions that serve us

Selecting between logic and emotion isn’t quite as straightforward as it seems. Why?

Because no one is entirely logical or emotional at all times. We experience both logic and emotion, and our experience hinges on a number of external and internal factors.

So, is it possible to choose between logic vs emotion? Can we learn how to make decisions that serve us when we’re caught between these opposing forces?

Marisa Peer, the UK’s No. 1 Therapist, definitely thinks so.

Marisa Peer, the UK’s No. 1 Therapist

How to Choose Emotions That Support You

In the video above, Marisa breaks down how exactly you can choose emotions that support you and your goals.

Too often, we’re overwhelmed by the way we feel. And too often, these feelings are negative. Guilt, depression, anger, resentment, jealousy, and anxiety can rule our lives if we let them.

But there’s a better way.

Learn how to shift your emotions

In the video above, Marisa explains how we may logically know what’s best for us, but that emotion has the potential to overpower logic-based decisions.

Have you ever felt this way? That you logically knew the best course of action but felt too afraid to take action? Or too sad to take part?

Our emotions have power, but there’s a way to overcome them. And that’s precisely what Marisa explains in the video.

The key? Learning how to shift the negative emotions into something different. Something more positive.

And it might not be as difficult as you think.

You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. So, why not give it a try? Watch the video for more information on this technique from Marisa.

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