Does your brain feel trapped?
Does your Brain feel trapped?
Feeling trapped is a huge trigger for me. Many, similar to myself, have had a challenging time getting through the pandemica with all the public health restrictions. For whatever the reason is, feeling trapped is not a feeling to ignore but rather explore and accept as temporary. It’s not easy but here is how I am doing it…
Checking in with myself
First I need to make sure I am consciously checking in with myself and typically a sense of anxiety would come over me. Perhaps I am in a rush and in the car, wanting to get out but I keep fumbling with the seat belt. If I am in a hyper aroused state (I mean hyper aroused with anxiety and not sexual desire btw), perhaps due to a highly stressful and perceived rushed day, I could have a short fuse because I didn’t adequate self-regulate. At that point, the self-belt infringing my exit may feel like being trapped. Then that could trigger my thoughts to think of other areas I feel trapped in. Enter the negative spiral into descent…
For me, it’s all about hope. I acknowledge that within my experience it is the review of hope that helps me manage my perceived feelings of entrapment. Also, these feelings are closely linked to others like feeling anger from perceiving being controlled (trap) even though objective the trap could have been created independent of another person and rather a trap I feel in myself. The relationship is that as hope for freedom diminishes, fears of being trapped are felt. Respectively, as hope for freedom increases, the fear of feeling trapped decreases.
What is the Science of Hope
To better understand why I fight feeling trapped with feeling hopeful is because I am aware of the Science of Hope.
Goal, Agency, Path
Hope is a choice.
Hope can be learned.
Hope can be shared with others.
Source: Making Hope Happen, Shane Lopez, Ph.D
What to do when feeling Hopeless
Lose whatever you want but never lose hope. Hope is the key to the mental invisible cage our brains feel trapped in.
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Much love, light and self regulation.
“Always be Self Regulating”