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Head vs Heart: Which Do You Follow?

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We have all been in a situation in which we were stuck between a rock and a hard place just because our head and our heart never really seem to agree. Following your head would be the more logical choice. It’s what you know and what you’ve been planning; however, following your heart is what makes you truly happy. It’s what wakes you up with a smile each day. So which do you follow?

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Your Head

Your head is where all logic is stored. It helps you to rationally think things through. Your head is what makes you weigh your options, the pros and the cons. You know what you should do because your head is telling you all the benefits of following it and the consequences of ignoring it. While it may not always feel right, sometimes your head is actually right. Listening to it can save you from a lot of trouble and help you to accomplish your dreams and goals. You just have to think things through. The thing is, thinking too much can lead to worry and anxiety. I understand the reason you’re thinking so much is because you don’t want to make the wrong decision. Your mind is full of possibilities of what could happen- what could go wrong if you don’t adhere to the logic of your mind. This can create fear. The fear of following your heart because it might lead you in the wrong direction.

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 Your Heart

Your heart is where all emotion and intuition lies.

Intuition is:

  • The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
  • A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.

According to these definitions, intuition does not require the rationale of the mind. When your heart knows something, it just knows. It’s instinct. Your heart has a tendency to know what’s best for you. Even if it turns out to be the “wrong” decision, at the time it was exactly what you wanted. People always say to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. Being true to your heart is being true to yourself. Following your heart is trusting that things will fall into place. Your heart knows your deepest desires, all of your dreams. Happiness, joy, and love all reside in the heart, as well as many other emotions that make you feel on top of the world. Your heart makes you happy because it knows what you really want.  Maybe deep down inside, your head knows that too. By following your heart, you’re being true to your values. I say that because we are often told to do what we feel is right. You wouldn’t be happy doing something you feel is wrong; it just wouldn’t sit well with you. If you do not follow your heart, you may begin to regret-maybe even resent-the decision that you made.

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Which has better judgment: your head or your heart?

Does intellect, logic, and rationality surpass emotion, desire, and intuition?

Is it more important to be logical or happy? Can you be both?

Tell me, are you a romantic or a realist?

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Why Crying Helps

It is a known fact that crying helps you to feel better. You’re body releases harmful toxins through tears. So why is it that “men don’t cry?” Here are a few reasons why you should.

According to helium.com, tears not only relieve stress, but also sooth the mind and heal the body. Emotional tears contain high traces of protein, manganese, potassium, and hormones such as prolactin. Manganese is an essential nutrient. A lack of manganese can lead to slowed blood clotting, skin problems, and lowered cholesterol levels, while too much, on the other hand, can cause health issues. Potassium is involved in blood pressure, nerve working, and muscle control. Prolactin is involved in stress and the immune system. Because women naturally have more prolactin than men, women tend to cry more (women cry 47 times annually, while men only cry 7 times annually). The levels of prolactin rise during pregnancy, explaining why women cry more during this time.

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