Using The Head/ Heart Balance, For Greater Health And Happiness
Have you ever wondered, why, some people, despite appearing to take good care of themselves, and exercising properly, eating a healthy diet, and going to doctors, for regular examinations, sometimes, have more health issues, than others, who seem to do far less, in their own behalf? While there are no simple explanations, and sometimes, factors, such as heredity, luck, outside forces/ influences, might be the major, mitigating factors/ reasons, at other times, how one balances, his logical, and emotional components, is largely, the reason. While little, might make a difference, in certain circumstances, sometimes, the difference, between living a healthy, happy life, and one that is not, is what we refer to, as the head/ heart balance! With that in mind, this article will attempt to consider, examine, review, and discuss, some of the main advantages, to maintaining a quality, head/ heart balance.
1. You are what you think about: Henry Ford is, often, credited with, saying, Whatever the mind of man, can perceive and conceive of, he can achieve. If you take most of your time, and use most of your physical and mental energies, worrying about what you perceive as problems, you will go through life, worried, and unhappy! However, if you are one of the very few, who visualizes obstacles, as challenges to overcome, he maintains a clear head/ mind, and remains open to the possibilities. This permits using logic, to admit the possibilities, and focus on the best course of action, to get there! However, All work, and no play, makes Jack, a sad boy.
2. Your logical component: There are few long – term, realistic benefits, of going through life, with rose – colored glasses! While, being positive, is important, unless/ until, one combines his logic (and related facts), with his emotional fulfillment of his needs and aspirations, it rarely accomplishes, what you seek. If you let the negatives, outweigh, the positives, your overall, figurative, scale, will become, weighed down, by destructive, self – doubts, avoidance, and procrastination!
3. Your emotional perspective: Shouldn’t your goal, in life, to enjoy, a life, full of achievement, hope, aspirations, and seeking, the best life, possible? How is that possible, if you only, pay attention, to your physical health, and avoid considering, your emotional and stress – related, health and happiness? Is your emotional perspective, your friend, which will make you, potentially, happier and healthier, or will you, be your own, worst enemy?
There’s no simple answer to this potential dilemma! Those who proceed, through life, with a head/ heart balance, and take care of both, proceed with the finest potential and possibilities. Take the time, and make the effort, to give yourself, an objective, introspective, check – up, from the neck – up!