Control your mind with your Body

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1 year ago

Fight Anxiety Off

Everybody has heard of people whose levels of stress or negative emotions were so strong that they even manifested themselves in the physical realm, whether in the form of breakdowns and erratic responses or even ailments like cancer and diabetes. Well, this has to do with the way we're wired, in which our autonomic nervous system, the component of our peripheral nervous system that regulates involuntary physiological processes like our respiration, our digestion, and even our sexual arousal, gets activated by the feeling of discomfort and stress, affecting in this way all the related mechanisms of the brain to prepare us for a possible threat (like the one our minds like to makes us think we're in), making us shake a little, rise our levels of adrenaline, our heart rate, all so we can apply our "fire or flight response" quickly in the case of things going supposedly off hand. Well, this only showcases half of the equation, as this isn't a one sided relationship between the mind and the body. You can also control your brain through the use of your body, all so you can regulate your moods through particular activities, that's why in this article I will talk about some of them so you can apply them to your day and get a better response out of your nervous system. Let's begin:

1.- Meditation

They say meditation is good for you, decreasing your levels of stress and anxiety, and that is true, though there's a reason to It. As we change our patterns of breathing (Technique which is fundamentally used in these practices) our heart rate decreases, indicating to our brain that we find ourselves in a relaxed state and we don't have nothing to fear, giving us the required resources to focus in a task at hand and not giving us any more reasons to be scared.

2.- Exercise:

After you finish a good workout session, you can feel your body all sore though at the same time a sensation of relaxation and satisfaction for the work done. That's because as you exercise, your body releases substances or chemicals like dopamine, endorphins and serotonin that enhance your sense of well-being and suppress those who are related to emotions like stress and anxiety like adrenalin and cortisol, making for the happiness you feel after a particularly demanding session.

3.- Social Interactions

When you belong to a social group or you have a reciprocal communication with your interlocutor, you'll feel reassured and protected by the fact that you belong and the attention of the other, along with the banter, connections and good moments that you spend with them which will leave you refreshed and eager to keep going in life. That's why talking to other people can improve your mental health tremendously and lower your risk of suffering from dementia. So, always try to avoid long periods of isolation from the world, as It can shorten your quality of life and even your lifespan.

I hope that this article could have been of use to you, providing you with related information as to how you can have a higher control over your mind in the long run, decrease the chances of pointless negative emotions like anxiety and have a better mental health overall. I encourage you to always be present in the moment and to enjoy even the little moments of life, also recognizing that bad and good moments won't be forever. Thank you for your support and good luck!

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All that is stated in the list are proven effective in dealing anxiety and ideally you need to help yourself to survive.

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