How to Overcome Your Fear of the Unknown and Deal with Big Changes
Author:NeuroGym Team |2017
Have you felt any changes occurring in your life lately? The season is changing (happy fall!), the planets are shifting their alignment, and another year is coming to a close.
So if you’ve felt any ups and downs lately, or if you feel overwhelmed by the unknown of the future, this Innercise will put your mind at ease.
It's totally normal to feel worried, stressed, or anxious about what may happen in the future. It just means your amygdala and visual cortex are running the show inside your brain.
Your amygdala is the fear center of your brain, and it’s triggered by anything potentially harmful (such as an ambiguous job or relationship status).
Although it was super helpful during the days of cave dwelling, in this day and age your fear circuit can distract you from your goals. If you’ve ever gotten stuck in a negative thought pattern, you know what we're talking about.
During times of transition, to turn off the fear center, you’ll need to activate your motivation circuit. And when you have a positive mindset about the future and feel confident in your ability to achieve your goals, your brain will give you a nice dose of motivation (instead of the paralyzing anxiety).
If you feel uncomfortably uncertain about the future, remember: it hasn’t happened yet; you still have the power to create what comes next.
Feel grateful for all of the blessings around you, and to yourself for achieving them.
Whenever you start to feel anxious about the future, return to this scene in your mind, and express gratitude.
Not only is this a huge mood-booster in the short term, but this Innercise will also be an invaluable tool as you set off to achieve your goals. Visualizing what you want will give you the confidence you need to move forward with clear direction. This boost will give you the footing to overcome common fears such as fear of failure.
If you can visualize what you want, you’ll have an easier time consistently striving for it.
There’s a good chance that you can achieve your goals in life if you’re bold enough to go after them. Often, the biggest thing standing in someone’s way of success is their mindset for growth.
Once a negative thought pattern starts looping in your brain, you can get sucked into a vortex of self-doubt, making you too afraid to act. At NeuroGym, we understand that with the right mindset, you’ll be able to learn how to overcome fear and take action.
Do this Innercise anytime you need a dose of boldness, and get excited and grateful about your future!
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.
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NeuroGym Team: NeuroGym’s Team of experts consists of neuroscientists, researchers, and staff who are enthusiasts in their fields. The team is committed to making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the latest scientific findings to help you change your life by understanding and using the mindset, skill set and action set to change your brain.