How To Cope and Handle Stresses of Everyday Life
Fear shuts down your cerebral cortex which is the part of the brain that is responsible for reasoning and judgment. It shuts down in the presence of anticipated dangers like fear, stress, and anxiety.
The extreme examples are fight or flight situations. Say you are casually strolling through the woods and you encounter a Grizzly bear! Your fight or flight systems will kick in and begin to shut down the cerebral cortex.
In the typical day, you are/t going to see a bear, but we all have our grizzly that appears throughout the day. These show up as fears, worries, stressors, and doubts and trigger the same response to a lesser but more lingering degree.
Acknowledging and compartmentalizing that these negative emotions are irrational or unnecessary responses to situations that are currently or perhaps have taken place in the past are the keys to learning how to find the courage to knock out those grizzlies.