3 Ways to Balance our Heart and Mind Energy
We are emotional and thoughtful creatures that often struggle with deep emotions and worrying thoughts. How and what we feel as well as how and what we think has the ability to move us closer to a happier and healthier place, or further from it. The key is to really integrate our emotional and mental processes in a positive and reflective way in order to filter through what serves us, and what doesn’t. We are not served well by restriction and limits and we cannot move forward through them until we see that we are actually ‘the managers’ of our thoughts and emotions that govern our actions and behaviours. We allow others to dictate our emotional and mental harmony but when we are self propelled and fuelled from within is when we can really flourish.
We can balance the inner energy of our mind and heart when we become more self sufficient and understanding of our mental and emotional propensity and where we direct it.
Here are just a few tips that can help boost your emotional and mental well-being!
1. Use your voice and express who you are
Your voice is your gift; it is your greatest tool for communication and shining the light on the truth of who you are. Your voice should not be lost or forsaken to please anyone around you, when you practice self care and self love you value the strength of your own voice too. Words express how you feel and what you think, and if you numb them down then it begins to build up in negative energy- it is important to be able to express yourself, yet more importantly to do so in a positive and balanced way. Communicate and convey your thoughts and feelings fairly yet directly, keep a journal or diary to help you verbalise, reflect and understand what is within. Don’t fear your darker thoughts and emotions, take time to sit with them and uncover what lies beneath surface level- give them a voice rather than shut them down.
“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out” – Tina Turner
2. Accept responsibility for how you feel and what you think
As long as you are blaming someone else or something else for your thoughts and emotions you will never be able to actually take charge and manage them more positively. Be accountable to yourself for your own actions and behaviours. Other people or situations can only make you feel or think a certain way if you allow them to. External influences can only affect you if you give them the power to do so. When we can reach a point of self mastery we take charge of governing what pushes us, motivates us, makes us happy, or makes us sad. Essentially this means having a sense of inner peace no matter what goes on around you; always try to stay connected and in tempo to your own thoughts and emotions.
“I am self-propelled; fueled from within. I appreciate people’s opinions, but I’m not attached to them. I learned a long time ago that if I give them the power to feed me, I also give them the power to starve me.”― Steve Maraboli
3. Practice living in the present moment
Very often fears, limits, worries and concerns are based upon something that has either already passed…or has not yet happened. In either case they are out of your hands, you cannot change the past and the future is unwritten. We lose all sense of control and the ability to positively manage our lives when we lose sight of the present time- it is what we have right now so work with it, not against it! Try to be more mindful and look at things from new perspectives, the past is just your teacher and the future depends on what you do or are doing today toward it. There is a beautiful simplicity in the strength of our soul that is often lost through over-thinking. When we release the need to have it all figured out we open a space for illumination by our own inner wisdom and temperance.
We are driven and focused by our mind and heart energies and they can push us to our greatest potential when managed and directed in a way that enhances and encourages the best of who we are. We can clear and release stagnant thoughts, blurred lines of confusion and dormant emotions by recognising and reflecting upon them. Allow yourself to feel and to think with depth and understanding of the complete person you are; finding clarity and connection through self awareness and accountability.
“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance” – Brian Tracy