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Check To See If You Maintain A Good Yin-Yang Balance Or Not

Check To See If You Maintain A Good Yin-Yang Balance Or Not

You will notice when you observe the world around you the positive and negative forces. The Yin and Yang represent the struggle of everyday life and the larger picture of society as well. Within the Yin we can see a circle of Yang. And within the Yang we see one of Yin. The calm of the Yin swirls about the fury of Yang. Light and dark, the balance of both is essential. The laws of the universe state for every action there are separate but equal and opposite reactions. To understand these forces you must imagine the purity of white and dominance of black. The small center of dark Yang in the pure Yin keeps it centered, and balanced.

Positive and Negative

The positives and negatives of life sometimes become unbalanced. If you have more negative feelings you feel dark and angry. If you have positive things in your life and are pure you feel sad and lonely. This is because you see so much negative around you that it overwhelms you. You would do well to remember your negative center, because if you do you can thrive in these situations and become more balanced.

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If you are negative and have too much Yin in your life you can find yourself lashing out because you’re angry or restless. Remember that there is something good inside you, and you will have a balance that will stabilize you. Stability and focus are the result of the harmony of Yin and Yang. And eventually we all balance out. One symbol that will forever be remembered as one of peace will always show us that inside we strive for balance, the world, and our universe will balance out the negative and positive energies contained within its circle.

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    How does Yin-Yang balance effect you?

    To truly have a centered and purposeful life you have to have some positiveness. If your life is nothing but negativity you will fail at everything you do, and you will feel terrible while doing it. When darkness comes does it not displace the light? If you have too much positive in your life then you are ignoring the darkness beneath the surface. Somewhere in the deep expanses of your unconscious mind lie a hidden self that will wither if not balanced.

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      Finding your center

      In the Yin-Yang duality you can find balance by find your center. Your inner Yang or inner Yin is there for you to examine and meditate on, use this force to learn about the negative ones in your life so that you can control them. To find this perfect balance is not impossible, though you may think it is improbable. Our world has grown so much and diverged enough from a balanced way of life that it is hard to find the inner you, and balancing your life.

      Too much work and no play can make you dull. Too much food and no fasting can make you fat. Pleasure and pain are often confused and associated, yet they are not alike. In fact, they are the Yin-Yang of your sex life. Whether it is emotional or physical pain you endure, it shouldn’t outweigh the pleasure you have for a relationship. If you can find a balance of small things in you daily life then you might be able to tackle the tough one like relationships and your career. Although if you look at it another way, you might be one half of the Yin-Yang equation in your relationship.

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      Which one of us is the evil one?

      As I said, no one thing is completely Yin or Yang. They are opposing forces or ideas, but they flow and change as night and day do. The lines of the separate parts swirl together and intertwine to create a system of opposing forces. And this is what you want for your life — balance. Too much of one thing is never good especially if you’re consuming it. Drinking too much alcohol and not sobering up is not a good balance. You could harm your relationships with other as well if you do one thing too much. Too much talking and not enough listening can sometimes be bad for your health if the person that’s talking is an angry woman. Anything in excess is bad for you, moderation of things as simple as cosmetics or condiments can be harmful to you. Too much spice can be a bad thing sometimes.

      So if you’re having health problems because of an inner balance you should remember this symbol. If you ever want to remember why you need balance in your life the nearest reminder of a life of excess and darkness may be closer than you think. For many, a positive “buzz-kill” will disrupt their fun times, but that’s why we all need enough positive people to outweigh the negative ones. The balance of earth has been disrupted too, we all must find our centers and help sway the forces to achieve a sustainable planet.

      Featured photo credit: Republic of Korea via flickr.com

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      Last Updated on March 13, 2019

      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

      1. Work on the small tasks.

      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

      2. Take a break from your work desk.

      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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      3. Upgrade yourself

      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

      4. Talk to a friend.

      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

      7. Read a book (or blog).

      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

      8. Have a quick nap.

      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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      9. Remember why you are doing this.

      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

      10. Find some competition.

      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

      11. Go exercise.

      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

      12. Take a good break.

      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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