When you smile the brain releases feel-good neurotransmitters, including dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. These brain chemicals aid in calming your nervous system by lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Research shows that smiling when you’re feeling blue can boost your mood, even if you’re faking a smile.
A state is a way of being in any moment. It comes from our physiology, thinking and emotions. States vary in intensity, length and familiarity. The calmer the state, the easier it is to think rationally. The more intense the state, the more thinking is disrupted and the more emotional energy you have.
Emotional freedom does not mean never feeling negative states, but being able to be aware of them and choose a response.
Loss has a lasting affect on us. We choose to what degree it makes or breaks us.
When we are going through a period of change, it is easy to only focus on the current turmoil. By reminding ourselves of the bigger picture we can find a new perspective and a better state of mind.
Most of us feel fear and a lack of control during times of change, since change is often flung upon us. This can erode our confidence very quickly. So to regain your self-confidence and reduce your fear, focus on what you can control. What kind of attitude will be helpful in this situation? Which actions will bring you the most calm or even joy in this situation?
There is always a way through difficult periods of transition in our lives.
Every time you recall an upsetting event, you produce the same chemicals in the brain and body as if the event is occurring again. The body believes it is a real event.