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[VIDEO] Feeling stressed? It doesn’t have to be that way!

by Karina Reyes

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    How many times have you found yourself in a stressful situation, only to make it worse through a poor decision or mistake?

    It'll help you feel better to know that everyone does this, and it's completely normal.

    Daniel Levitin, an American cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, writer and musician, discusses in the video below how stress affects our brains and impedes our decision-making ability.

    In times of crisis, we are programmed to survive. That means our bodies shut down in most systems, except for the ones needed to go, go, go. Unfortunately, this also shuts down our rational and logical-thinking skills. Our minds become clouded, and we lose our ability to see things clearly.

    This explains why when we are stressed or in a time of turmoil, we often act rashly--and more often--wrongly. 

    The solution? Plan ahead. Anticipate your own mistakes and observe how you react when you're stressed. Put systems in place that will counteract your own detrimental actions.

    What's your game plan? Watch the video below to watch his full explanation on overcoming stress through anticipating and counteracting it!


    Karina Reyes

    Karina Reyes

    Karina completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Studio art and Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Rhetoric from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She then went on to enroll in Houston Baptist University's Master's in Secondary Curriculum & Instruction program, where she earned her Texas Teacher's certification for English 9-12. Her role as an editor for a weekly newspaper, and six years of experience as a teacher combine to give her a thorough knowledge of curriculum, course development and best practices in content mastery.


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