How To Conquer Your Fear and Anxiety


Are you a worrier – always anxious and fearful about the future? Today’s Book-of-the-Day shares a lifetime of work from one of the top scientists in the world.

It talks about fancy concepts like, “Fear memories requiring protein synthesis in the lateral Amygdala for reconsolidation after retrieval.”

But guess what?

Scientists have also found 4 old fashioned, practical techniques that you can do today to make you less anxious and fearful.

1. Just take a deep breath: “This folk wisdom has a grain of truth to it. During stress the sympathetic nervous system dominates, overshadowing the parasympathetic system. But when one breathes slowly and deeply, “The vagus nerve, becomes more active and the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic system improves.”

2. Focus less on self by meditating: “Our conscious self will do almost anything to maintain the independence, power, control, or success that it has achieved even if you do so other people, other cultures, or the world has to suffer. A healthier approach is to let go of the ‘absolute self’ that we construct and recognize our broader role in life.”

3. Combine self-exposure with proactive avoidance: If you have fear of crowds, “Rather than forcing oneself to ride out anxiety at a dinner party, use anxiety control strategies, such as relaxation and active coping (like trips to the bathroom or stepping out to make a call) that enable regrouping before re-exposure.”

4. Hang out with resilient, non-anxious people: “Resilient individual send him a large repertoire of active coping options. We’re able to use observation and instruction to explicitly learn to avoid. We create avoidance concepts or schemas, and when in danger we draw upon these stored action plans.”

If you are naturally a worrier you can change: “Although some people are by their nature’s more anxious than others, ever increasing anxiety doesn’t have to be their destiny. Just as the brain can learn to be anxious, it can also learn to not be that way”

Stay Strong
Tai

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Why Critics Suck; How To Actually Do Something Badass

The rule of success is you get 1 point for a good idea, 10 points of a smart plan, and 100 points for actually doing something bad ass. But you get 0 points for critiquing others and being a hater…

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The 5 Most Important Words Ever

The 5 most important words I’ve ever memorized.

What scientists found to be the “Millionaire Mindset”.

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The Story Of The Human Body; My Interview With Daniel Lieberman


There is one thing sure to kill your hopes and dreams.

It’s the “mismatch.”

And there is one thing sure to bring you the “Good Life”: in health, wealth, love, and happiness.

It’s avoiding the “mismatch.”

What do I mean by this concept of the mismatch?

In our interview, Lieberman covers much of this mismatch and explains how the hard-wiring of your brain is adapted to be really good at living in a small village of about 150 people.

A village where you go to bed around 7:30 PM, sleep 8 hours,
eat tons of vegetables and a little meat, and where you fall in love and have kids with an old friend you have known since childhood.

In that village you have 2 or 3 career choices but not more than that. It’s a village where you are encouraged to save and not spend everything you earn.

But guess what?

That world’s long gone.

The world that the hard-wiring of you brain works best with has been replaced with a modern, crazy world.

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