- I notice my mind flinching away from a thought; and when I notice, I flag that area as requiring more deliberate exploration.
- When facing a difficult decision, I try to reframe it in a way that will reduce, or at least switch around, the biases that might be influencing it.
- I quantify consequences—how often, how long, how intense.
- I try not to treat myself as if I have magic free will; I try to set up influences (habits, situations, etc.) on the way I behave, not just rely on my will to make it so.
The Center for Applied Rationality has broken out the decision-making and self-examination habits of particularly rational minds into a handy checklist. Some of the my favorite habits are: