Avoiding the Rubber Band Effect with Balance

I’m sometimes have surprising thoughts that come to me when I’m relaxing on a warm summer morning out on the balcony. That’s how it happened this morning when in a moment I suddenly saw many pieces of information come together in a conclusion. Kind of a brightening “bam” moment with an immediate “oh” response. My thoughts were all about striving for balance when I think the rubber band effect is getting the best of me.

Balance, Wisdom, & Experience

Balance, wisdom, and experience play a great part. Interestingly, these are the enigma of energies because we cannot touch or see them. Never-the-less, we feel them. Moreover, it’s been my experience that going with a strong emotional response to the situation at hand only brings good results after weighing all the consequences. It also happens when there’s “no-time” to make a decision.

Avoiding the Rubber Band Effect with Balance

I believe this is my instinct and thought process working together. Most of the time, my instincts are the first to notice something and the discerning thought process comes after. But, sometimes, my instincts are so strong that despite apparent contrary evidence, I go with my “gut” reaction.

However, think about if you only listen to your feelings while not looking at other resources available to you. If you do that, you’re going to go on an emotional roller coaster ride. Instead, for higher, smoother energy, make “balance” the top priority of each day. Naturally every day in every way, there will be ups and downs but when balance is your priority, the waves of the day are smoother.

The Need to Express Yourself

In keeping with finding balance, it’s becoming clear to me that I need to express myself more often in construction ways. What’s interesting is that this comes from a need to express my thoughts and feelings after many decades of suppressing them.

Unfortunately, what naturally follows extreme suppression, is the over-expressing or rubber band effect. You’ll know you’re rubber banding when you exert a seemingly unstoppable reaction of spewing forth too much information. That’s when things get dicey. Moreover, that’s why it’s important to surround yourself with people that not only offer great advice, but also listen patiently.

Ways to Experience the Rubber Band Effect

It’s also worth noting every dieter who has sworn off certain foods experiences the rubber band effect. In fact, binging is a pretty good indication that you’re experiencing this effect. It happens with relationships after being apart for a long time. When someone passes you might experience the rubber band effect in over eating. All-in-all, this effect is an indication that your life is out of balance.

Harboring Emotions Gets Dicey

When you surround yourself with people who listen to you, that’s one more step towards healing your emotions. The thing is, people who suffer from trauma, harbor extreme emotions so holding them inside is a really bad idea. But, even so, we are the people who hold in the most because of the fears. It is, essentially, a catch 22 you don’t want to to relive the trauma but at the same time, you want to get it out of your system. Being willing to talk to trustworthy people is, in fact, one of the fast tracks to recovery from trauma. If it takes going to a professional to feel comfortable talking, then that’s exactly what you want to do.

Another excellent option that just about anyone can do is to journal or start your own blog. You might find it amazing at how many people are out there who need to hear what you have to say. No matter what avenue you take to find balance, reaching out to others is your first step. If you want to learn more about achieving balance, click here.

Naturally every day in every way, there will be ups and downs but when balance is your priority, the waves of the day are smoother.

Susan, Beautiful Lives by Susan

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