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Why Calmness Is Important!

 May 25, 2022
Maintaining balance between stress and calm

Stress was never meant to be an every-time experience. Life gives us challenges and throws chaos and unpleasant situations at us everyday, whether it’s our financial condition, our relationships, or our health. As Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky said, you should really only supposed to feel stressed in the five minutes right before you die. The effects of stress on the mind and body, such as heightened alertness and a rapid heartbeat, are a mixed blessing for modern human beings. Calmness is crucial because the role of emotions is essential in decision-making. According to a research study "The Somatic Marker Hypothesis," which provides a systems-level neuro-anatomical and cognitive framework for decision-making suggests that the process of decision-making depends in many important ways on neural substrates that regulate homeostasis, emotion, and feeling (Antonie et. al). An imaging study discovers that there are two regions that play pivotal roles in the experience of stress and the restoration of calm. The prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain, plays a critical role in the generation and regulation of emotions and specific emotional processes like decision-making. Additionally, data from affective, social, and cognitive neuroscience studies suggests that different prefrontal cortex sub-regions are preferentially involved in assigning value to specific types of inputs: sensations, episodic memories and imagined future events, viscero-sensory signals, viscero-motor signals, actions, self-related information, and ongoing emotions (Kaufman et al).


When people felt calmer, connectivity strengthened between the hippocampus and a network, including the prefrontal cortex, near the front of each hemisphere. The prefrontal cortex has associations with cognitive or “executive” functions, including decision-making and the coping strategies people use to regulate emotions. Results from multilevel growth models showed that calmness, but not excitement, buffered against longitudinal declines in psychological well-being (perceived stress, depressive symptoms) and physical health (physical symptoms, chronic conditions) for adults experiencing low control circumstances (Kunzmann et.al). Emotional feelings do not necessarily involve visceral and behavioral components and vice versa. But Neuro-biological advances in particular, emerging data on the intimate relationship between the pre frontal cortex and limbic areas such as the amygdala begin to suggest a solution (Lang and Fusi-2010).

In the right amounts, emotions serve a useful purpose, but when they are not controlled or regulated it becomes pain and destroys the intellectual. Brain functions like that only, if you want to regulate your emotions, then parts of the brain activate the neurosignal and work in sync. The cortex and central region cool you down and bring the softer memories on the surface. It means that it brings calmness in you and you want to regulate the emotions which if left unregulated can cause serious side effects. Studies of Dr Boyes, a well-known psychologist, find an established quality of calm people that they pause to savor their successes and the good things they have in their life. Nowadays, there are a lot of therapies available which can teach you how to regulate the emotions and get you calmer, as it is really a segment in the life which needs to be taken care of.