5 things we can influence for a healthy and regulated nervous system

From changing a situation to reframing our thoughts, here are a few ways by which we can influence a regulated

Published on Jun 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST 6 Photos

In order to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression, we need to have a regulated nervous system that does not feel threatened. A relaxed nervous system can make us feel safe and relaxed. When a nervous system is dysregulated, it can go into the fight or flight mode as a survival response. To keep the nervous system regulated, we need to take care of the things that can influence it. Therapist Israa Nasir shared a few tips.(Unsplash)

Selecting the situation: When we feel that a certain situation can make us feel stressed and anxious, we should prepare our coping skills on how to deal.  (Unsplash)

Changing the situation: If the nervous system feels threatened in a situation, we should make quick decisions to take ourselves out of that.  (Unsplash)


Managing what we pay attention to: The things we pay attention to influence our nervous system heavily. We should refocus to pay attention to things that we can control.  (Unsplash)

Reframing our thoughts: When we feel overburdened with negative thoughts, we reframe the way we look at them – we can question our thoughts and look for alternate perspectives.  (Unsplash)