People process information differently.
Yet, when you choose to bury your feelings and emotions just know that you are not living life fully!
Additionally, taking time to think things through and then getting in touch with your feelings is a winning combination!
What is the right balance between thinking and feeling?
I am not going to profess that I have that answer.
However, I will present some ideas for you to consider to see if any of them resonate with you.
For those who have knowledge of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) this is just one way of identifying how people process information. I won’t go into detail in this newsletter, but will give some insights that might help you.
We all know people who are more “logical” – that is they make decisions based more on facts and what they think. We know others who are more “emotional” – that is they make decisions based more on how they feel about something. You probably feel more comfortable with one decision making method over the other.
This newsletter is going to ask you to make a commitment for a week to utilize the mode that is least comfortable to you. In other words if you are a “logical” person, commit to spend time examining your feelings in regard to your decision making in the next week.
If you are an “emotional” person, spend time examining the logic about the decisions you will make in the next week.
So write down either LOGIC or EMOTION on an index card and place it on your desk where you will see it (and carry it with you when you leave the office).
If you are not sure which you favor more write down LOGIC and EMOTION on the same card where it will remind you to examine both factors in making decisions.
I have found that the best decisions are made when we examine both logic and emotion. So what if the “right” logical choice leaves you unhappy. Or if that emotional choice feels “right” but causes you stress because you didn’t think it through. Begin using your logic AND your emotions for a more balanced approach.
Tips of the Day
1. Buy a good book and get into the habit of reading for 15 minutes every night.
2. Now might be a good time to examine your eating habits. The first two days of changing them are the hardest. I have just finished my first two days and am not as hungry or as tempted as I was.
BE GRATEFUL and spread kindness – it will all come back to YOU!!