Take Charge of Your Emotions
Take charge of negative emotions (worry, anger, sadness, irritation). Negative emotions impairs and overwhelms your prefrontal cortex, the brain’s CEO or executive function region, so that you can’t “think straight.” Too much negative stress damages the ability to focus and harms health. The great news is that the same things that improve health can improve the mind’s ability to manage negative emotions. Sleep well, exercise, do a mindfulness practice or choose the slow lane from time to time, even for a few minutes.