First things first, here’s the secret to survival – it’s all mental. You want to be the person who is well prepared, understands the situation and is able to react fluidly to the changes that occur. You DON’T want to be the person who mentally breakdown, stresses and emotionally reacts – this is a dangerous person to be.
If you can understand how your mind reacts to disasters, you can learn to quiet it, slow the thinking down and learn to make more rational decisions. This puts you in a more adaptable position to survive and get through the disaster.
SEALs training focuses on this very issue. This video explains the brain’s reaction to fear and panic and how to overcome these natural reactions.
Here’s the thing, we all want to avoid getting injured, looted, attacked and left exposed in a dire emergency. These are all fear-based thoughts and although they are a stark reality that some may face, they are also situations that many want to try to avoid thinking about altogether. Stress, fear and anxiety are all considered to be negative and destructive emotions. However, they can be channeled to your advantage and are the very situations we need to think about.
- Be in control of your mind, don’t let your mind control you.
- Visualize and practice in your mind what the stressful situation is and how you will survive.
- Controlling your breath offsets panic and gets more oxygen to the brain to perform better.
Remember your mental self talk. When you start feeling mentally frazzled and more inclined to think negatively, try 3 Comments to center yourself. Depending on your schedule you will want to explore ways to meditate and times to conduct your sessions. This will enable you to train yourself to be able to go into “relaxation” mode on command, when you so decide.
Original Source: http://readynutrition.com/resources/how-to-think-like-a-seal-mental-training-exercises-to-be-mentally-tough_20012017/