The evolved animal in us has strong immediate urges. Equally, the newer imaginative being in us is mindful of the future. It’s up to us to find a balance.
We were born playing and resting. Work came later. But all are important, in balance, for a good life.
Everyday living automatically gives us stresses. We need to balance our response wisely.
To have a mentally healthy day, we are wise if we ‘sculpt’ our time, consciously managing our activities.
We humans have a strong habit-forming side. But we also seek novelty and adventure. We need both.
We can become self-balancing beings, moderating the extremes that make us suffer, and enjoying better mental health.