Today I need to remind to myself that you can only do your best and then the rest will follow✨
I always put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best I can be, and sometimes that causes so much anxiety and stress.
Tomorrow I have my chemistry exam, and on Tuesday my biology one. It doesn’t matter how much I have studied, every time the examination comes around I feel so freaking anxious! I just feel like I’m not prepared well enough and that sucks🙅🏻♀️ Sooo I have been reading (actually listening to) a book 📖 called “This is your Brain on Anxiety” and there is a part of it in which the author explains how anxiety can actually control your life.
When you face a threat, your hypothalamus sets off an alarm system in your body. Through a combination of nerve and hormonal signals, this system prompts your adrenal glands, located atop your kidneys, to release a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol.
Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure 💉and boosts energy supplies🏃🏻♀️. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars 🍪(glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain's 🧠use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.
Cortisol also curbs functions that would be nonessential or detrimental in a fight-or-flight situation. It alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, the reproductive system and growth processes. This complex natural alarm system also communicates with regions of your brain that control mood, motivation and fear.
Basically, when we are anxious we feel in the same way as when we encounter a threat in the real world. The difference lies in the fact that anxiety is caused by an internal motion.
I haven’t found a solution to this terrible feeling yet, but I just wanted to tell to people that might feel in the same way that you are not alone!✨ Sometimes it’s not that easy not to stress and forget the rest, but I will try and do my best 💪🏻🙌🏻❤️ i invite you to try and do the same!✨