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How to Fight Back the Human Instinct to Flee When You Panic

Fight like a professional

If you feel like you have more than you can handle on your plate, maybe it is time to look at things from another perspective. Try breaking the tasks into smaller pieces and handle each at a time.

You might come to a surprisingly positive outcome by doing so.

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How to Fight Back the Human Instinct to Flee When You Panic

How to Fight Back the Human Instinct to Flee When You Panic

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The need to survive

When faced with dangerous situations that can actually put an end to our life, we tend to panic and, therefore, want to run. This is quite normal, taking into account the fact that our amygdala, which is responsible for our reactions in these situations, makes sure a distress message reaches our brain.

Choosing to flight

Dealing with difficult situations can make your life so much harder that at some point you might just decide to give up on your dreams and ambitions. However, it is exactly this behavior that leads to you eventually failing.

Choosing to run from responsibilities and challenges means choosing to stay always in your comfort zone, a fact that guarantees you no success whatsoever.

Keep fighting with your outcome in mind

Whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed, just imagine a positive outcome to your challenging current situation. Soon enough, if you keep fighting for that outcome, it will become true.

Fight like a professional

If you feel like you have more than you can handle on your plate, maybe it is time to look at things from another perspective. Try breaking the tasks into smaller pieces and handle each at a time.

You might come to a surprisingly positive outcome by doing so.

Choose the right option

In order to win, you have to know when to keep fighting and when to give up. It may be easier said than done, but this is the only way life works.

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The form fights take

  • The first dynamic of an argument: you gather the information that reinforces your beliefs and neglect information that challenges them.
  • The second dynamic: the negative attribution theoryIf I’m treating you poorly, it’s because I had a bad day.
  • The third dynamic: the negative escalation cycle. This is when we instigate from a person the very behavior we don’t want.

Mistakes during arguments

  • "Holding: the absolute truth: We think that when we say something during a conflict, it is an absolute truth rather than a reflection of an experience. If I feel it, then it must be a fact.
  • Using the words "always" and "never:" I always do all the work/You never help with the work. Nobody likes to be defined by someone else.
  • Chronic criticism: It happens when you criticize so much that you leave the other person feeling like he can never do anything right.

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However, you should always be aware of the fact that you can at any point adjust these rules to suit your current needs.

Keep going towards your goal

While discipline is necessary to achieve your target, so is the fact of removing any bad habit or rewarding yourself whenever you have accomplished something.

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