For those of us who deal with Anxiety on a daily basis, it can be important to remember that our Amygdala (you know, that part of your brain that monitors the environment for danger and sends out the alert) is like a Smoke Detector. It is very important when there is, in fact, smoke or fire present. It is more of a serious pain in the ass, though, when it sends out the alert to the rest of your body when there is simply a lot of steam from a hot shower! If your Amygdala is super sensitive you have to learn how to take that extra half of a second to notice if you actually smell smoke or feel the heat of the fire before you take action. You don't want to go running out to the street in just your towel if there really isn't any danger now, do you?
So here are three things you can do if you have a super sensitive amygdala:
The voice behind Auntie Anxiety is Lynn Dutrow, Courage Coach and Counselor