Do you find yourself hardly able to make it to work on Monday morning because you are so sore from all the great exercise you did on the weekend? (Weekend warrior!!) You say “I thought they said exercise was good for you. From now on, I think I will just lie on the couch.”
Perhaps knowing about polarities can help you with this dilemma. Polarities are seemingly unsolvable issues that are really interdependent pairs that need each other over time in pursuit of a common purpose. In this case, the common purpose is a healthy life! These polarities can be placed on a four quadrant map that contains upsides and downsides. All four quadrants must be acknowledged and acted upon. If you do not pay attention to both sides of the polarity (in this case activity and rest), there is 100% predictability you will end up in the downside, just like our weekend warrior.
Here is what the activity-rest polarity looks like when it is “mapped” (the paradoxes are placed on the four quadrant map). The content of the quadrant, the action steps (keeping you in the upside or moving you there), and the early warning signs (telling you that you are in the downside) can be specific to you.
Fill in your own map and “tap” the oscillating energy to keep you BOTH off the couch AND active in a healthy way.
Next time, I will map a healthcare polarity for you to SEE-MAP and TAP!