Everyone is faced with problems? The moment we are able to view those problems as challenges, we are able to move towards a solution. StayWHOLE provides you with the concept of HALF that will show you how to do just that.
Terms that you will hear a lot in StayWHOLE are HALF and WHOLE. But what do these terms mean? Why are these terms so important to StayWHOLE ? And why are these terms so important to you?
Let’s start with HALF?
What does it mean to be half? Look, I’m sure it can mean many things. The dictionary itself has many meanings, but one definition is an adjective for “partial or incomplete”. In StayWHOLE, HALF is an acronym. The parts of the acronym depict emotions that leave us feeling Partial of Incomplete. Get it? That leave us feeling HALF.
Wait…...what are those emotions? I’m glad you asked.
The “H” depicts Hurt
The “A” Anger
The “L” Loneliness, and
The “F” depicts Fear or Frustration.
These are the emotions that are typically at the root of our feeling of being incomplete, in a bad place, unhappy, depressed, of being HALF. Think about it. I’m sure if you break down most situations in your life where you felt HALF, you would find one or more elements of these emotions… of Hurt, of Anger, of Loneliness, or of Fear or Frustration.
A few days prior to making this video, I found out that an opportunity that I was praying for and spent the last two years hoping to be able take part in, was officially gone. I became very irritable. Heck, I’m still irritable to this day when I really think about it and do not apply the StayWHOLE tools! But the days immediately after, I reacted to daily challenges and to my family in a very HALF way. You know, I was very critical, intolerant of my children's requests, very closed off, very OVER-REACTIVE! I was very HALF. So what caused my behavior? If I say losing the opportunity, I will be fighting a losing battle. What caused my behavior was the HALF I felt. That Hurt predicated Anger and Frustration and put me in a place where I was HALF.
Honestly, we can probably go through countless examples, but trust me, at the heart of your HALF state of mind, you will find one or more of these emotions. But back to my earlier question - why is this so important to StayWHOLE and to you? You can look at my example and find the answer. When I was HALF I reacted in a very HALF way. Heck, it is very common theme that when we are HALF or in a bad place we do not respond to the people or situations around us, we REACT! And those reactions are based on the perceptions and the reality that our Hurt, our Anger, our Loneliness, our Fears and Frustration create for us.
“Those idiots led me on and didn’t really have a hold of the opportunity!”
“My spouse doesn’t care about my health.”
“My friend is an inconsiderate, selfish prick.”
Let’s be honest, we’ve felt this way at times, maybe worse. Granted, these may be taken out context, but I’m sure when we feel like this, the reality does not match THIS perception, THIS reality that our HALF state of mind is telling us.
And this is very serious! Think about it, if you acted on these distorted perceptions, what would be the outcome? Not good huh? Factor in that when we are HALF we are typically less likely to accept anyone else’s reasoning that isn’t consistent with our assumptions, and I would be worried for you and the person that is on the receiving end of these reactions.
Bottom line, if we do not learn to identify these emotions and use the StayWHOLE tools to alter our approach, our reactions can ultimately lead to damaged relationships, lost productivity, decreased joy in activities. Basically, we will be moving the wheel of a continuous pattern of HALF emotions and HALF reactions.
So that’s what HALF can do for you! Understanding what HALF is, what the acronym represents, and what the dangers are of reacting when HALF is so important to helping you stop the wheel from moving. When we are incomplete, we need to learn to NOT REACT. This is when, instead of reacting, we take inventory of how we feel. So keeping the visual of HALF as an acronym will help slow your mind down and prevent a reaction. Because instead of react, you will think “Wait! Why do I feel like this? Why do I feel so intense, so angry, so sad, etc etc.” Then you will look at what is causing our behavior and start to break it down to see if you find elements of Hurt, Anger, Loneliness, Fear or Frustration.
When you find this, your life will change! You’ll naturally will be less willing to make impactful decisions or react on emotions and you will start to find ways to double check your perceptions. This will put you in a better place to start the process of finding the right StayWHOLE tools to move yourself towards a WHOLE state of mind and respond to what is in front of us. What is WHOLE? Well, come back and check out our video on WHOLE to find out.
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