Scenario: "Dude. Just say 'I can!' Done. Yay!" Here's a better method: Meditate! When you're anxious about a business meeting, a sales conference, or whatever else, you become worried about controlling your emotions than actually focusing on your message. To calm your fears, do a quick mediation. Anxiety causes shortness of breath, compounding your anxiety; meditation then helps you breath deeper, calming your badass. Neuroscientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School also found that:
What Happens When you MeditateMeditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex - brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. There is also less activity in the amygdala, where the brain processes fear.
So the next time you're feeling anxious:
Meditate like a badass.
Posted on November 03
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