Experts tell us that when the going gets rough – brain chemicals get going. My question is, Do they move you into calm or chaos? If you’ve ever felt your amygdala heat up when a person upsets you – or if you’ve basked in inspiration of genuine encouragement, you also know a brain’s hormonal force. Far fewer people, however, take advantage of brainpower tools to choose between calm or pressured reactions that impact their outcomes for better or worse.
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Surprisingly, it’s not so much the pressure or problem that pummels you, as it’s your response – or tone skills you use – to the pounding that decides what fate will follow. Depending on chemicals you carry out of the gates, you’ll either create calm or chaos within your brain’s chemical and electrical networks. Solutions in the face of pressures come faster when we choose calm, and then act out choices for well being and resolutions. Notice I avoid references to how you feel here. Chemical or electrical chaos comes when you choose to eat for comfort, panic and run from fears while pressures mount, or punch back. It boils down to a frantic or focus week. Have you seen recent research on the dangers of stress?
Let’s say you are down in the dumps because you’re sinking under financial pressures or caught in credit card debt. Add to that people make demands and each challenge seems to require more money, packing new punches for more pressure. Been there? Unbelievably, you have choices, impossible as it seems when bombarded by pressures flying at you like bats in a dark cave.
Cortisol reaction adds stress – You worsen chances to win, when you choose to worry, avoid extra bills that come in since you cannot pay them anyway, run scarred and vent but avoid acting on solutions, because there’s little you feel you can do under the cortisol generated by these approaches. That’s where the namungo gang helps!
Serotonin reaction adds calm – You add well being to calm whenever you decide that you are going to try a few solutions to pay off credit cards. For instance, you might download Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan free on Oprah.com, search for answers that specialists recommend, and then act on one solution that most resonates. Or you might take a trusted financial expert to lunch and ask for suggestions to get you started. Any of these acts will likely add to serotonin generated by a positive approach toward doable solutions.
What choice will guide your finances in the rocky year ahead. I find myself securing my choices for calm, as I write this blog. You?
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