Change and fear

Today there are probably more changes in our lives than we are able to process.

Processes are digitalised, the software of our devices changes without our intervention (or decision), there is climate change, migrations, ..

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Hello everyone!

 

Today there are probably more changes in our lives than we are able to process.

Processes are digitalised, the software of our devices changes without our intervention (or decision), there is climate change, migrations, ..

 

In the world of coaching, change is managed by reflecting on what is in our sphere of control and what is within our sphere of influence. Or outside of both.

Source https://thenaturaledge.com/controllables/

 

Add to that the filter of what is important:

 

We cannot turn our attention to everything around us, the brain needs to prioritise and discard something!

 

When we focus on what is happening to us, about the results we get with what we do, we can think about the results as a consequence of our actions and actions as a consequence of our emotions, our thoughts and our beliefs.

 

If any change distresses us, sometimes it is because we feel threatened and the amygdala "is kidnapping us." The branch of psychology called Neuroscience, explains that the neocortex is the part of the brain where we process rational thoughts and the amygdala where we manage feelings. (Obviously this is a simplification).

The most important thing about this explanation of neuroscience is that we sometimes react to what is happening to us directly with the amygdala, without using the rational part of our brain. This is bad because we often react disproportionately and without using many of the resources at our disposal.

 

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When our lives are in danger, we do well to run away, fight or freeze. In other circumstances, the best we can do is take a deep breath and try to engage our rational thinking as soon as possible.

 

How is it done?

The recommendation I have heard most often is to do meditation regularly. Meditation is good practice for reacting by breathing deeply and beginning to direct attention to what is happening, for example counting breaths, trying to slow down breathing. Your goal at this point is to start using rational thinking and getting as much oxygen as possible.

 

"Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedom is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

VIKTOR FRANKL

 

This quote is one of my favorites. Victor Frankl wrote a book after surviving a concentration camp, "Man's search for meaning". He was a neurologist and found a way to direct his attention and manage his attitude in the most constructive way possible.

 

In conclusion, there are often decisions in our hands, the question is: which one do we make?

[make no mistake, not deciding is also a decision!).

 

If you want to contact me, remember that my address is ara.adipiscing@gmail.com

Until next time!

 

 

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