We’re all under stress right now. And the stress-reactive circuits in our brain guide us to respond ineffectively to stress and cause chronic stress and rising rates of emotional, behavioral, social, and physical health problems.
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The brain learns to be resilient by being resilient. It takes becoming stressed, then use emotional techniques to change the unreasonable expectations stored in that circuit.
A long-term solution is to train the emotional brain for stress resiliency.
After a particularly stressful experience, go for a gentle walk. Keep yourself moving at every opportunity to calm you down.
While some stress is essential for human function, chronic stress creates a cascade of physical changes throughout your body: