stress and yin yang balanceYin-yang balance is a state of harmony.

If yin is what you want and yang is what you can do, there is no imbalance between the two forces in the state of yin-yang balance. They match! It is a wonderful state of emotional stability that allows you to focus more, leading to better productivity and achievements.

Yin-yang balance, unfortunately, is often disrupted. Very often, resulting from a mismatch between your expectation and ability to perform. When there is an imbalance, symptoms like stress emerge. You feel out of control, overstretched or overburdened.

Just imagine when you are already submerged in work and your boss is asking you for another piece of report! Or when you’re busy cooking in the kitchen and your baby is crying in her cot for your attention!

The change of yin yang tilts you off your balance and produces stress. When this happens, you tend to lose the cool.  The negative part of your emotions creeps in and takes control.  You feel irritable, tense, agitated and restless. You feel so sad that you want to cry!

How to regain the balance and get rid of the stress when attacks you?

The last thing you should do is to resist the recognition of the reality.

Accept what has happened!  This is the best way to regain the balance of yin yang. Imagine on a balance where one side is expectation and the other side is your ability to perform!  Recognizing reality lower your expectation, so it no longer outweighs your ability to perform.  It bring the balance back to you.

When the balance is regained, your emotions are back in stability.

Yin-yang off balance often happens without us knowing. So it is important that you maintains it every now and then. It takes time, patience and practice but it is worth the effort.

Allowing yourself a moment of peace everyday by ’emptying’ your mind.  You can do so by listening to relaxation music or doing meditation. Such activities can help you maintain the state of yin yang balance in life. By doing so regular, you become more resilient and it helps you to bounce back quick with stress arises.

“Be totally empty,
embrace the tranquility of peace.
Watch the workings of all creation,
observe how endings become beginnings.”

All creatures in the universe
return to the point where they began.
Returning to the source is tranquility
meaning submitting to what is and what is to be.”

Tao Te Ching quotes, Verse 16

Thanks to Desobte for the picture.

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