People get anxiety from uncertainty. Our brain has been conditioned to think of uncertainty as the primary sign of danger. We all have the flight or fight response that has been breed into us. We do better dealing with pain instead of the uncertainty of possible pain. We will suffer more from the uncertainty of the possible pain than from the actual pain. Our brains are always alert to danger 24 hours a day. If we are in a dark parking lot, our brain will stress out and worry about possible dangers. We worry about things all day, every day. It is not good for us to be alert all the time, we will get stressed out or even burnt out. If you are expecting bad things to happen, that will happen. By changing our mind-set to expect both positive and negative experiences equally, our brains will work better. We will live a much better life.
- Your brain is hardwired to respond to danger, kicking into safety mode and keeping you safe.
- You brain wants to know what is going on, so that it can respond effectively.
- Anticipating uncertainty is often worse for many people than anticipating a predictable pain.
“If your brain doesn’t know what’s around the corner, it can’t keep you out of harm’s way.”