My Plastic Brain: Working towards calmness – Post 3 of 3.

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.

Why am I so anxious and stressed? Is it possible to change?

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?