How can you optimize your brain chemistry?Call upon a practical, science-driven toolkit for dialing down stress and anxiety in everyday life. Simple, proven steps can lower stress and strengthen your brain's capacity for reason.
SCIENCE SAYS: Too much stress elevates levels of noradrenaline (norepinephrine). Essential to the fight or flight response, this neurotransmitter disrupts brain functions when levels are too high. But breath controls these levels – just 30 seconds of long, slow breathing can lower your noradrenaline.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Seek out positive ways to connect with others.
- Create an antidote for burnout with achievable goals and benchmarks for rewards.
- Practice self-affirmation: Remember your values and who you are in difficult times.
- Start new tasks by breathing: Breathe in to the count of 5, and out to the count of 6.