Emotional balance is not a milestone we can reach in the same way as learning how to ride a bike. In fact, it’s doubtful there even is such a thing as perfect balance. The goal would be to find a way to keep the scales tipped more or less in our favor. To hang onto those handlebars and stay upright as we careen through this thing called “life’.
She’s in Emotional Homeostasis.
Emotional systems are much like our physical bodies; in that all parts, thoughts, actions, and reactions must work harmoniously before balance occurs. For example; that great promotion you just got at work isn’t going to change the fact that you are experiencing problems at home. Whether you realize it or not, your problems will eventually seep into other areas of your life, throwing off your emotional balance and potentially jeopardizing your performance at work.
Balanced women clearly state what they want, respect the opinions of others, and successfully work out solutions to conflicts.
She’s a ‘glass-half-full’ kind of woman, without being a sickeningly sweet Pollyanna. She understands that a productive method of channeling stress is an important part of balance. She may not eliminate the source of her sadness or anger; but she realizes that if she can find a way to view her experiences constructively, then even the curveballs that are thrown at her won’t hit her too far afield.
When our emotions are in equilibrium, we knit, garden, or write short stories – because our creative juices are flowing. We tend to report being most happy when we become totally immersed in an activity. Creativity helps us enjoy time by ourselves. Many of us spend so little time alone that when we finally do get a few precious moments, we become paralyzed and don’t even know how to spend it. But when we are emotionally balanced, we can brainstorm interesting ways to spend a half-hour, 3 hours, or even a whole day.