Emotional Resilience And Our Brain

Kristine Cramer overwhelm

Our lower brain thinks we’re going to die a lot of the time, but often it’s overreacting to things that are not really serious. People are so much more resilient that they realize. 

When you are feeling irritable, frustrated, or worried, notice where you feel it in your body. Name it, describe what it feels like, then practice being curious. Curiosity is always a better option than reacting or judging it.

Try thinking a thought that starts with “How human of me…”

How human of me to get stressed about this project.

How human of me to lose my temper and yell at my child.

How human of me to spend an hour on Facebook/IG while trying to get away from an emotion.

How human of me to judge myself.

“How human of me…” will disrupt the pattern of judging, and create some space to feel compassion and self-acceptance that you are a human being going through this experience, and nothing serious has gone wrong. Trust me. You’ve got this.

And let me know if you feel like you need more help. I’m here for you.

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