⚖️ Emotional Balance ⚖️
Emotional balance is the ability of the mind and body to maintain equilibrium and flexibility in the face of challenge and change. Emotional balance promotes physical health, and is a prerequisite for personal wellbeing and growth.
Speaking on Emotional Balance, Dr. R. Hougaard says,
🗣“To be clear, emotional balance has nothing to do with suppressing or getting rid of our emotions. Neither is it about giving them power over our lives. In reality, having emotional balance equates to not getting caught up in the natural ups and downs of our emotions. Emotional balance is a state of being aware of our emotions enough to manage them in a way that is gentle, honest, and wise”.
4 Steps to Emotional Balance
1️⃣ Emotional Awareness 👋
The first step to maintaining emotional balance—being aware of the emotion.
2️⃣ Mindful Embrace 🧘♂️🧘
The second step in maintaining emotional balance is to mindfully embrace the emotion. In other words, simply notice that the emotion is there and hold it without suppressing or acting on it.
3️⃣ Patience and Balance ⏳
The third step is to apply patience and balance. Patience is about having the courage to face the discomfort of the emotion. Balance can help you avoid any automatic aversion or attraction you may have toward it.
4️⃣ Appropriate Response 🧐
The fourth and final step involves making a decision—choosing the most appropriate response to the situation—based on your awareness of the emotion, your embracing of it, and your patience and balance.