GUEST POST BY WENDY JENKINS, READY RESILIENCE
With so much going on in the world and our country right now and working conditions seemingly in a constant state of flux, it’s no wonder anxiety is creeping in for many. This new series is designed to offer ‘bite size’ resilience tips from Ready Resilience.
Ready Resilience helps organisations thrive during times of change and challenge, using practical neuroscience-based resilience tools that have been proven to offer in-the-moment solutions and long-lasting results.
August resilience tip
The part of your brain that scans for threats is called the amygdala, which is a small almond-shaped structure within your limbic system, the area of your brain that deals with emotional behaviours. If you deal with anxiety on a consistent basis, your amygdala can grow larger, resulting in it becoming hypersensitive and even generating false alarms to non-threatening situations.
One of the single biggest sources of anxiety is trying to control things over which we have no control. Consider this perspective instead. If there is something to be done – do it, without any need to worry. If there’s nothing to be done – worrying about it further will not help. This approach will help you to avoid creating an overly sensitive ‘anxious’ brain.