Don't you find that most of the things you worry about turn out to go absolutely fine? And sometimes even better than "fine", sometimes absolutely brilliantly? When worry sets in, try this: 1. Remind yourself of a time when you've worried about something but it has ended up turning out fine. 2. Imagine yourself re-living that time when it turned out fine. 3. Tell yourself "I can do this! I've done things before that I was worried about and they have turned out fine." 4. Enjoy the big release of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins that you'll experience by reframing your thoughts in this way. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter vital for mood stabilisation, will give you a sense of well-being. Dopamine, renowned for its role in the brain's reward system, will make you feel motivated and optimistic. And on top of that, endorphins, recognised for their stress-relieving properties, will give you an overall sense of euphoria. This intentional thought process not only equips you with mental resilience but also prompts a biochemical response in your brain, giving you a positive and resilient state of mind.

Posted by Alison Snee at 2024-04-04 13:21:34 UTC