There may be many events that happen around us that lie outside of our control, which if we focus on could trigger a threat response in us. Conversely, having a sense of control and certainty in our world can help to lower the threat response and thus reduce chronic stress.
What we decide to place our attention on can alter the perception we have of how much control and certainty we have. By focusing on the aspects of our life we can influence our brain perceives a greater sense of control over our life and world.
To improve health consider
- Decide to take a very small and simple action each day that will benefit your health.
- Spend some time enjoying a hobby.