How to Deal with Stress, Worry and Anxiety Effectively

How to Deal with Stress, Worry and Anxiety Effectively – Article Written By: Evrard Ewas Makon (Leadership Catalyst)

How to Deal with Stress, Worry and Anxiety Effectively – Part 4 of 4

Today we will look at the structure of how thought is
represented in our nervous system

When you change that structure, you change how you feel

When something happens out there

Thoughts appear in the mind

You have a representation of what the situation is
and what it means!

This representation is either seen (visual), heard
(auditory) or felt (kinaesthetic) and usually a mixture of all

Article Written By: Evrard Ewas Makon (Leadership Catalyst | Manager - Indirect Tax Technology PS EMEA at Avalara)
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You see
– a framed, live/panoramic picture
– high or low brightness
– black or white colour
– close or far picture
– you are in it or you see it from afar
– clear or fuzzy

You hear
– high or low volume
– high or low pitch
– direction of sound
– high or low tempo
– regular or irregular rhythm
– duration of sound
– inside you or outside you

You feel
– high or low temperature
– fast or slow movement
– high or low pressure
– smooth or rough feeling
– hard or soft

These are examples of ingredients of a representation
the brain constructs

When you identify the representation of the feeling you are having now

e.g. anxiety, worry, stress, guilt, regret or depression

Amend that structure!

Article Written By: Evrard Ewas Makon (Leadership Catalyst | Manager – Indirect Tax Technology PS EMEA at Avalara)

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