When we focus on what we can control, our thoughts empower us and then trigger positive emotions. That's why in a manual for living, roman and stoic philosopher epictetus wrote: “happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: some things are within our control, and some things are not.
By trying to control everything, you could start unconsciously trying to protect yourself from experiencing trauma again. This is a natural and adaptive response. In fact, research from 2018 suggests that a feeling of control over outcomes can mitigate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd.
It's important to realize, though, that we can never control everything. Trying to do that leads to many different negative emotions when things don't go exactly the way we try to force them.
If you're the type of person who cannot seem to stop worrying, it is high time you train your brain to stop focusing on things you can't control. Worrying is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it's a normal part of our existence.
Constant worrying, negative thinking, and always expecting the worst can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. It can sap your emotional strength, leave you feeling restless and jumpy, cause insomnia, headaches, stomach problems, and muscle tension, and make it difficult to concentrate at work or school.
Transience. This is the tendency to forget facts or events over time. You are most likely to forget information soon after you learn it. However, memory has a use-it-or-lose-it quality: memories that are called up and used frequently are least likely to be forgotten.
Apathy is when you lack motivation to do anything or just don't care about what's going on around you. Apathy can be a symptom of mental health problems, parkinson's disease, or alzheimer's disease.
If you have schizoid personality disorder, you may be seen as a loner or dismissive of others, and you may lack the desire or skill to form close personal relationships. Because you don't tend to show emotion, you may appear as though you don't care about others or what's going on around you.
Apathy can be defined as a state of indifference and the inability to act. We lack motivation and also the ability to care that we are unmotivated. Apathy is also about a lack of emotions. Despite years of research around 'rational choice theory', it turns out that us humans need to feel things to take action.
Mason Wheeler, born in Seattle, Washington, has always been passionate about understanding people and society as a whole. His keen observations and empathetic nature have helped him connect with people from all walks of life and appreciate the diverse cultures that make up the world.
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