Just like physical fitness is important for continued well being and physical health, so also emotional fitness is crucial for ongoing personal well being.As an NLP trainer I come across people going through various phases of life and having worked with them I felt that many of us face situations when we wish we had more emotional strength, when the demands of daily life take such a toll on us that we feel emotionally drained even if we don't feel it physically in our bodies.
And this is but natural for most human beings. They finish their days and hope that after a good sleep they will have the energy to go through all of it all over again.
Even if you are someone who does not get stressed, you cannot deny the fact that just like physical fitness is important for continued well being and physical health, so also emotional fitness is crucial for ongoing personal well being.
Emotions can be considered just like muscles in the body. The muscles which you exercise more, will develop more strength, more stamina and more endurance. The ones you don't exercise, could shrivel if not under-develop. Anyone into physical fitness knows that it is important to exercise all the muscles equitably for overall development.
What happens with our emotional muscles is - many a times we exercise a few of our emotional muscles and strengthen them leaving the other muscles underdeveloped. For example many people over develop anger, fear, anxiety, sadness while leaving out the development of happiness, love, compassion.
All physical fitness enthusiasts know that your form when you exercise, is very important. Similarly, when working your emotional muscles - form is crucial to how you develop them. With incorrect form, you may end up developing these muscles in a way that may be detrimental to your well being in the long run.
Just like you need to nourish your body with healthy food, so also you need to nourish your emotions with healthy thoughts & ideas.
Remember that any good physical fitness regimen will include warm-up, stretching, cardio-vascular, weights, stretching and cool down, so also the emotional gymming will include a variety of exercises of your mind.
Also remember, that you need to do your own pushups for your fitness.
Author - Anil D Dagia, NLP Trainer member of ANLP, UK, Foremost NLP Trainer in Mumbai & Pune (India).blog comments powered by Disqus