Taking Back Control of Your Brain During a Pandemic

aaron guyett jason dolby Apr 14, 2020

Proactive vs Reactive

If we begin the day reactively, it is quite easy to fall into a higher state of stress and anxiety.  Especially during a worldwide pandemic. Starting the morning off by immediately turning on the news in anticipation of learning something else horrific, reading through emails, or frantically responding to text messages is NOT good for your brain.

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Your brain just basically sees threat, no threat, or uncertainty.  And unfortunately, our brains pretty much see uncertainty the same as they see threat.  

During this Covid-19 outbreak, there seems to be more global uncertainty than anything else.  Which equals quite a bit of threat response and cortisol(stress hormone) dumping from our brains.  Whether it’s potentially life-threatening health risks, the...

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