@rek Do you use any software tools for meal planning?
Emotions are the response to things and we respond to them. Emotions can trigger behavior which triggers new emotions.
Emotional regulation is achieved in two main ways:
1. Shifting the habituated response to emotions so that the response is beneficial to the person and produces subsequent positive emotions.
2. Changing the neurochemistry of the brain such that emotional states are primarily positive
What is conscious control
Conscious control, conscious thought, the rational mind. All aspects of the self primarily governed by the cortex.
Self-awareness is related to but also larger than the pre-frontal cortex
Choosing to work on a task with a goal in mind is an act of conscious control which activates the Task Positive Network in the brain.
Articulating to yourself or to another person that you are having an emotion is an act of conscious control.
What is a habit
Habits are behaviors we have memorized by encoding them in our striatum.
Habits use far less energy than actions still being memorized, and the longer a habit is performed the easier it is to perform.
Your body has a preference for falling back on habits rather than performing new behaviors.
Habits can be associated with certain stimulus and certain emotions.
Habits can be triggered by emotions and create emotional states
Habits are how we do most things.
What is an emotion
An emotion is a neurochemical event in certain portions of the brain. You feel these chemical changes as differences in your body. We call this feeling an emotion.
Emotions are an event our body reacts to. Events are a reaction to events.
Emotions can be triggered by stimulus - both internal and external.
Emotions cannot be consciously controlled. They are decided on by the brain before we have thoughts about them.
Emotional regulation is critical to mental health
@neauoire What's the link to your theme contrast ratio tool?
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