|I stumbled upon this picture the other day and it really hit me. There are lists of typical right brain and left brain characteristics but seeing this picture was much more dramatic to me. (I guess I am right brained :)|
So - how to we get in balance? For some people, the situation is more extreme and there is a need to move across the country :) (Even though it is hard, because of the results you get, I highly recommend this) For others it is just about well - balancing their lives and doing everything in moderation. Not too much work, not too much play, not too much TV, not too much recreation, not too much emphasis on school/academics and not too little. Don't be too serious and be sure to use your imagination. Think analytically but also look at the big picture. Sometimes say "no" and sometimes say "yes". Be detailed, but sometimes learn to let go.
We all have things we can work on don't we? I know that I do. I have been unbalanced for years. Most of my life I was too far to the right. Then because of where my life took me, I had to become more left dominant. I was scheduled every second, my social life mostly disappeared and I was very detailed, driven and inflexible. Now, I am working on somewhere in the middle. I have learned to let go a little, learned to play a little more but still get my work done, learned to do things for myself as well as others and I am so much happier. Life is still hard, but I have the tools from both sides of my brain to help me work through things. It just really didn't work those other ways.
Funny how this Brain Balance journey has helped our entire family become more balanced. I wonder if this was all part of the plan? :) I am so happy that the Lord is mindful of us and knows what we need and how to get us there. It may not be the easy road - but it is the road we need.