The physical experience of anxiety is the same as the physical experience of excitement from an arousal standpoint. Both of these emotions stem from the experience of our sympathetic nervous system being activated. The only difference is how we think about the experience, consciously or unconsciously.
The secret to transforming negative feelings of anxiety into the empowering emotion of excitement lies in what we tell ourselves about an event and the possible outcomes we chose to focus on. Check out this episode to find out how.
Why do I get frustrated so easily?
What can I do about it?
Is all frustration bad?
In this episode, I answer those questions by diving into the psychological process of why we get frustrated and tell you how to use frustration as a tool to be more productive.
3 Myths That Prevent Stress Mastery
Stress. Universally something that just about everyone dislikes, and wants less of...just saying the word can evoke feelings of tension, discomfort, even anxiety. However, most people have the amount of stress in their life that they do, simply because of how they view stress in the first place. I have found that one of the fundamental errors in dealing with stress in life is that most people attempt to find ways in which to address it after the fact. In other words, we go through life addressing stress with band aids, relief mechanisms, or coping strategies to try and lighten the load or alleviate it all together...
How To: The 3 R's of Rebounding
Resiliency is the ability to rebound effectively. Whether from the loss of a relationship, job, business deal, medical diagnosis, sporting event, or finances, whatever it may be, life is going to knock you down and hand you setbacks from time to time - often when you least expect it, aren't prepared for it, or both. There are many natural tendencies that we have, unhealthy and often harmful ways we tend to try and deal with, or cope when faced with these setbacks or painful situations. If you are going to live a healthy, active life and continue to move forward on your own terms, regardless of circumstances outside of your control, you're going to need to have an effective strategy for bouncing back whenever the universe decides to throw you a change-up. These 3 R's provide an approach to getting back on track, in the most effective and healthy way possible when you're ready, regardless of what has knocked you down...
When we fall in love it seems like our brain doesn't work in the usual way. We get sweaty palms, heavy breathing or feeling breathless, we can't think clearly, and it feels like we have butterflies in our stomach. Nevertheless, this feeling is wonderful. It can be triggered by something as simple as the meeting of eyes, touching of hands, listening to music or reading a book.