In the previous two posts (Why am I so anxious and stressed? Is it possible to change? and Gaining influence over my mood) we concluded that our brains have an innate tendency to scan for and register negative thoughts and that a calmer brain is more able to identify actual threats from false alarms. It then … More My Plastic Brain: Working towards calmness – Post 3 of 3.
In the previous post, ‘Why am I so anxious and stressed?’ we considered the negative bias of our brain and how, when this natural tendency goes unchecked, it may be detrimental to our well-being in a post-predator modern life. In this post we will look at the process of taking some control of our seemingly, … More Gaining Influence Over My Mood – Post 2 of 3
The short answer to, ‘Why am I so anxious and stressed?’ is, we become anxious and stressed as a result of the natural functioning of our brains. Prioritising the constant scanning for possible danger or risk in our environment is a key function of our brain. The short answer to, ‘Is it possible to change?’ is, yes, … More Why am I so anxious and stressed? Is it possible to change?