How to Reach a Psychological Balance

Reaching a psychological balance is possible. Read on to discover how you can do it!
How to Reach a Psychological Balance

Last update: 06 June, 2019

To maintain the psychological balance you need, you have to analyze your responses to external conditions and learn to keep your impulses and instincts at bay.

When someone’s psychologically unbalanced, they become too sensitive to external conditions and have exaggerated reactions. These types of people are fragile and unstable. They’re likely to feel helpless against anything bad that might happen to them. They can become easily depressed or sad. Sometimes, unbalance can stem from an exaggerated balance.

This exaggerated balance is, to some degree, a very bad thing. Unbalanced people can lack feelings or compassion and be unethical or unashamed.

A woman meditating.

Everybody Has Their Own Psychological Balance

Sometimes, mental illness can be a sign of psychological unbalance. The right treatment can help deal with it. However, sometimes it’s just a personality trait and there’s nothing else to do but work on achieving a balanced personality.

Everybody is different. It’s very unlikely that what works for me psychologically would work for you as well. To reach a psychological balance, you don’t need to change who you are.

It’s not about changing your identity. Nevertheless, there are a few psychological factors that you need to have a balanced personality. Without these factors, you’re unlikely to succeed in life.

Knowing yourself.

Knowing Yourself to Reach a Balance

First of all, you need to know yourself. You can do this by analyzing your skills and weaknesses. You must know what you’re really capable of and what’s nearly impossible for you to do. Focus on your physical and intellectual limitations.

An introspective analysis can help you get to know yourself. It consists of valuing yourself, reaching within your very own persona. You also need to do an external analysis. You also need to focus on whatever you’re physically capable of doing so far.

Both analyses can be tricky. Judging yourself can make you less objective by means of self-justification and defense mechanisms. Therefore, ask other people about you and compare their analysis to yours.

Once you start getting to know yourself, it’ll be easier for you to define a life project, one that’s achievable and takes your skills into consideration. This way, you can be more constant and self-confident.

A woman balancing her feelings and thoughts.

Be Reasonable, not Impulsive

Psychological unbalance can also stem from being too emotional. We’re not saying that you can’t put your heart out and not think things through; you don’t have to be a cold-blooded person.

Try to balance what’s rational and what’s emotional. This balance will help you face any troubles or circumstances objectively, without not being yourself.

Likewise, social skills are equally important. Try to establish social relationships, family ties, or romantic relationships. Relationships that are sincere, tolerant, and flexible.

Working on the social aspect of your life will help you be not so self-centered; it’ll teach you empathy and compassion.

Last, but not least, work is important too. Working too hard or not working enough will make you a superficial and materialistic being. Both can unbalance your personality and psyche.

Although you might have lost your balance at one point, you can get it back. To maintain the psychological balance you need to know yourself, choose a coherent life project and don’t put your social life on the back burner.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.