Balancing Logic and Feeling Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Balancing Logic and Feeling Worksheet?

Logic and Emotion are the foundations of all our decision making. Good decisions are guided by a delicate balance between our mind and our emotions. In dialectical behaviour therapy the reasonable mind i.e logic and the emotional mind i.e feelings are integrated to form the wise mind. A concept that emphasises the importance of both the rational and the emotional sides of things coming together to produce a wise decision. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet is based on the concept of the three states of mind used in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It proposes integrating our reasonable or logical mind with our emotional mind so that a ‘wise’ or balanced decision can be reached. Instead of allowing emotions to take over leading to impulsive actions it proposes accepting those emotions but not letting them cloud the rational and logical side of things. 

How to use the worksheet?

Individuals can use this worksheet to train their minds into making balanced decisions by considering both the logical and emotional aspects of a situation. The key is to not let one’s emotions impulsively guide one’s actions but take a pause and consider the rational aspects of the situation as well. 

Balancing Logic and Feeling Worksheet

Remember a balanced ‘wise decision’ can only be made when you accept and acknowledge your emotional mind without any judgement and do not let it cloud your reasonable or logical mind. 

Use the Venn diagram below to help you reach a balanced decision. Write down the facts and logical aspects the situation on the left hand side. Write down your feelings and associated emotions on the right hand side. Then reach a balanced decision based on both aspects and write it down in the middle. 


Olivo, E. (2014). Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life. Sounds True. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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