Stress & Anxiety
When we suffer anxiety or worried thoughts we are either thinking about something upsetting from the past or projecting forward to something we don't want to happen in the future.
Our brains, as amazingly powerful as they are....and they really are.....cannot tell the difference between something that is happening to us right now and something we are imagining is happening to us.
When we have worried or anxious thoughts we have a subconscious automatic physiological reaction in our body affecting our chemical makeup, producing the stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol, that create that uncomfortable anxious feeling. If we are able to switch our thought process to a positive and confident thought (even if we are pretending/imagining) we are able to produce the feel good chemicals in our body, endorphins and serotonin, which in turn create the very comforting confident feeling.
In short we go from a "can't do" attitude where we over estimate any perceived danger we are in and under estimate our ability to deal with that danger, to a "can do" attitude where we naturally reduce our perception of danger and increase our ability to deal with it too! The only thing that has changed about the situation we find ourselves in is our attitude.
Best wishes, Julie@Time2Shine