What does it mean to be emotionally balanced and healthy
It seems talking about emotional well-being is a conversation no one wants to have. And yet happiness and gratitude begins in the emotion body. We all assume we need to be ever striving for bigger better more? And yet what are we giving up to chase the illusive “this will make me happy” mind set. We are not referring to complacency; we are referring to contentment for those good things that are currently showing up in our lives vs wishing wanting things to be different but never finding that place of contentment.
The bigger question is how can we be emotionally content with what IS? Gratitude for what IS
Title a piece of paper want vs have
Identify 5 things that you “want” in your life no matter how unrealistic. List them under Want.
On right hand side under “have” make a list of 5 things you already have that you love and adore.
Now look at both of those lists and bring the same number into the “vs” column.
Identify the same number of want vs have. (If you wrote 3 in each column, match that in the “vs” column).
Let’s say in the “have” column is your children, do you want to keep them on the list or are you willing to give them up to have something else from your want list. We only have so much time and energy in our lives. What we want takes away from what we already have so we need to identify it.
Do we spend a life time wanting something while ignoring or taking away from what we have? It is not a question, we do this. This exercise is to help us see it. And to help us see that maybe what IS is really pretty good and worth holding on to.
Did you sell your emotional well being for a price?
Some where someone told you in order to be happy you needed this.
Let’s look a little deeper and ask ourselves some questions and see if we can identify a few trouble spots.
Ask yourself or write it down,
Who told you in order to be happy you need ________?
What makes them the authority?
What would happen if you just walked away from the energy of “wanting” that goal?
Take a deep breath in and see if after making this decision you feel lighter.
Is there a sense of relief to identify that maybe you really don’t want this goal, it’s just been on your list for so long you forgot to reassess.
Take another deep breath and allow the thoughts to come to your mind as you introspect and learn to let go of the energy attached to that thought, idea, and goal.
Take a moment and really focus on one of those things that you have and allow a feeling of gratitude to well up inside you. Hold onto that feeling long enough to do a reboot.
Let’s say that one of the items you moved to the middle is worthy of your time and energy.
Ask yourself “what is stopping you from accomplishing this goal?
Ask who would be unhappy with me if I accomplished this goal?
What would have to change in order to have this goal?
What belief would you need to change or walk away from in order to accomplish this goal?
And most importantly how can you be grateful along the journey to this goal materializing?
How is being emotionally balanced a benefit?
Gratitude is the energy that allows us to be emotionally balanced and free.
What are those stories that you hold onto? You know the one you just can’t wait to tell someone, everyone who will listen to you and how you were unjustly treated.
Notice what happens when you tell a good story or think a happy thought. Now notice what happens when you think of something sad or unjust.
Your body/ mind does not know the difference between something that is happening now or years ago yet every time you think of it you bring back that same feeling.
Use this to your advantage and stay in the space of gratitude as long and as often as you can.
You’ll notice an increase in your vital energy flow. Your thoughts and ideas will be creative and spot on. Find something in nature that is beautiful and hold space with it daily.
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