Don’t think with your emotions

Emotions are the enemy of logical thought: loneliness, perfectionism, fear, elation, guilt, pride, stress, vengefulness, boredom, humiliation, insecurity, regret, and despair cloud your ability to make good choices.

If you want to make a smart decision, you have to leave your emotions out of it. This is why the best decisions are made on paper: by writing everything down, and basing your decision on what’s been written down, you become aware of any emotions impacting your judgement.