Neurohacking Everyday Fear

Week 10

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Stress badge of honor

Think about what stresses you out. As a society, we tend to be more comfortable talking about stress than we do about fear and anxiety – even though what we call stress is usually fear and anxiety.

 

We take on too much, don't ask for help, and worry about an uncertain future. Sometimes we even wear our stress as a badge of honor to prove to others how valuable we are to society because of our ability to be productive and keep it all together.

 

How many times have you answered the question, “how are you?” with, “OMG I’m so stressed, things are really busy but great”.

 

How much of that stress is fear and anxiety about uncertainty, risk, failure, and lack of control?

 

Breakout Question: What daily stresses can you no longer tolerate in your life?

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