Thursday, May 29, 2014

Stopping With the Band-Aids, and Focusing On Long Term Solutions.

One of the sometimes unfortunate things that come along with being human is a word called "pain". Part of being human means that we all are going to fall victim to some sort of physical and trauma related pain. It's a common occurrence for us to receive minor cuts, scrapes, bruises, and scratches from time to time. Now while growing up as a youth, and for some people even today, most of us used band-aids to cover those minor physical wounds that we received. We're all aware that the band-aids themselves weren't a permanent solution to healing the wounds, but we used them as a method to help ease the pain right? Well, it's become my belief that many of us not only use band-aids for physical related injuries. Some of us are using them both mentally and emotionally as well, rather than looking towards finding long term solutions to our issues. Welcome to another edition of 'Brad H.'s Perspective'.

What's up, and hello to everyone out there! As always, thanks for stopping by to check me out again. I've definitely been on somewhat of a hiatus in recent weeks, but I'm back at it once again. Now I began this post talking about band-aids, and how they mostly provide only temporary relief to pain. Then, I began to talk about how many of us are using band-aids as a way to cope with our mental and emotional well-being. Hopefully, I didn't veer too far off of the track and confused anyone. However, people that are familiar with my pasts blog posts are probably aware that I often use unconventional analogies to try to get my points across. In the end, however, there is still a point to be made.

Now it's no secret that we will all find ourselves in some rough spots and situations throughout life. Some of us are just happy to get through our problems on a day-to-day basis, while others prefer to think about their life from a long-term spectrum. Now I'm not 100% certain, but I'm willing to bet that there are more of us just looking to get through our problems on a daily basis, rather than getting to the real roots of our issues, and ultimately fixing them permanently. I could be wrong in making that assumption, but I have a hunch that I may be right. Now regardless of which end of the short-term, long-term spectrum that a person views themselves on, it's wise to keep in mind that it's a good thing just be able to get by and make it. However, do you believe that your life would be much better if you got to the root cause of your problem, rather than just putting a band-aid on them?

Now getting back to the band-aid analogy that I previously referenced to. It's true that most of us are using mental and emotional band-aids to deal with our problems. The primary reason I state this is quite simple; I myself have, and sometimes still use this strategy as a coping mechanism. In a way it's almost like someone that procrastinates often. We become too accustom to putting off things that can be done today for a later date, and sometimes we ultimately end up not doing them at all. That's the approach that many of us have in regards to our personal problems. Just like a minor bruise, we're using the band-aid, instead of really finding a solution.

I think I've pretty much hit on the main point that I want to make, so I'm going to bring this post to a close. We all create our own mental and emotional band-aids in life. Of course they can be helpful for the short-term, but using them over and over again will create a sense of dependency on them. Whatever problems that we're experiencing in our lives, we have to stop with the band-aids, and begin to focus on finding solutions to them for the long-term. I personally feel that's the only way to not only help rid ourselves of the constant struggles we face, but also helping to find a certain level of peace within ourselves. Just my opinion.

That's all that I have for this week, so thanks again to all the readers for stopping by and checking out another one of 'Brad H.'s Perspective'. As with my previous posts, everything that I write are my own thoughts and how I strive to live my own life. If anyone finds what I've written useful or informative, then that's definitely an added bonus. Alright I'm out, so I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week. See you in the next one. Peace!

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