Connecting Your Head and your Heart

When I sat down to write this article, I didn't really want to. Let me clarify that last sentence. My head knew that I should do it, that it was good for me. But my heart was convinced that I would be better off doing something else. That is because while my brain can look into the future, my heart only knows how I feel right now. But do you wonder why I buckled down and started writing? It's because my heart also knew that if I didn't write I'd let down all the Writers of Elysian. So I opened my computer and started writing.

From this experience, you can see that to do anything hard, you need to connect your head and your heart. You need to make them work together, in unison.

But before we go any farther, let's clarify a couple terms:
Your heart is the part of you that feels
Your head is the part of you that reasons and thinks ahead.

So how do you make them work in unison?

One way to connect the two is accountability. For example, if it were not for the accountability that I have from the other Writers of Elysian, I probably wouldn't write regularly at all. The accountability that they provide gives me an immediate reason to write.

Another way to connect the two is to give yourself "rewards". A reward can be anything you enjoy doing or having. To get a reward, you need to do something that works toward your goal, such as doing that workout or writing that article. You only give yourself the reward after you complete your task.

By connecting what your heart wants and what your head wants, you can do things you don't really feel like doing, such as writing another article. :)

Until next time, keep writing!

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