The covid-19 pandemic has led many of us to feel overwhelmed and stressed. In general, the covid-19 panic, and countless situations could led us to these unwanted situations which fortunately we can avoid with just our attention, the attention we give to our ambience, people and things. Accompany me to discover how your attention can help you out in ways you would never have imagined.
Find out how to deal with anxiety
Meditate to deal with anxiety
Meditation or mindfulness is a great way to calm ourselves and deal with any situation we are fronting. We know how good meditation is but lets take a look from the neuroscience perspective.
Basically, 80% percent of our neurons are glutamate and what they do is to excite, provoke other neurons. So principally, the majority of our neurons tend to make us overthink which is not such help when we want throughout circumstances that causes us stress and depression.
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While 20% of our neurons are GABAergic and what they do is to inhibit the excitement. So, to increase the levels of Gaba neurons will assist you to make the amygdala less reactive and get less levels of cortisol as well. Which in another words, will get you in a state of calm. You can do that with meditation.
With 20 minutes a day of meditation you can make these neuro chemicals work for you.
You can start slowly to get pace and then keep improving day by day.
Remember their apps you can download to do that such as:
- Inside timer
- Waking up
To deal with anxiety and stress there are still many more ways such as acceptance. Learn how you can use acceptance to deal anxiety in the following video.