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How Not to Panic

An unanticipated negative incident might knock you off your feet. Don't wait until you're caught off guard to take action.

I was not interested in knowing the brain's different parts of functioning until I found myself sometimes an event caused me to Panic in my daily life.

Then I started reading about journals and articles and research papers published by a renowned neuroscientist group.

I learned some critical facts here for you, even though you may feel it is a hard fact and lack your interest.


Neuroscientists map the brain's domains and territories, including their properties, activities, pathways, and borders.

The prefrontal cortex, behind the forehead, is the seat of judgment.

The motor cortex plans and coordinates movement.

On the sides: memory and emotion-processing temporal lobes.

Behind them lies the visual cortex.

No one doubts that the visual cortex allows sight, the auditory cortex hearing, or the hippocampus memory.

Researchers have found processes underpinning these skills in certain places.

Memory involves brain networks other than the hippocampus, while the hippocampus is crucial to other cognitive functions.

Fear and Confusion

The emotional events that some individuals perceive as fear may be seen by others entirely differently.

Fear is thought to originate in the prefrontal cortex and other brain regions.

On the other hand, the amygdala is an old, subconscious behavioral and physiological system for processing and reacting to risks.

Evidence suggests that human activity is not always motivated by fear.

Before we delve into de-escalating panic episodes, let's clarify anxiety and Panic:

Generally, a recognized stressor triggers anxiety attack thoughts and sensations—oncoming automobile, board examinations, etc.

Physical sensations might be overpowering, but anxiety usually subsides as the stressor is gone.

Panic attacks, however, may occur "out of the blue" or due to stress, although they pose no immediate risk.

Randomness and absence of stressors might seem like losing control.

Panic attacks endure longer than anxiety attacks, and the individual avoids frightening locations and circumstances.

People worry about having another panic attack, causing anticipatory anxiety.

How not to Panic

Notice the physical signs of stress in the body that cause the mind to race.

You pay attention to the butterflies in your stomach, dizziness, and any other sensations that make you feel unsteady.

Emotions of going insane and so on indicates that you are aware of the impediments in your path.

By engaging your reasoning brain, you may take control of the situation (and prevent needlessly frightening yourself) by asking yourself, "What am I choosing not to notice in this circumstance?"

The inclination is to over-analyze or imagine the worst-case situation.

Slow, deep breathing is your best friend.

Overreacting vs. problem-solving mode It's all about emotional control. We use reasoning to overcome emotions.

Because of the frequency and severity of manic episodes, some people take longer to solve problems.

Others find that making lifestyle modifications and practicing mindfulness goes a long way.

You're responding to a previous action or a future occurrence.

Being present in the moment allows you to take quick action to calm down.

Rewiring unhealthy, catastrophic thinking is very helpful in altering the way your mind processes unpleasant thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Do something unique. Anxiety enjoys ruminating, avoiding, and becoming trapped.

What does it despise? Intervention.

Anxiety is characterized by an overreaction to stress and worry and an underreaction to problem-solving.

The everyday, intentional practice of good behaviors makes the difference.

The last thing you want is to be caught off guard, thrashing about and attempting to regain control of your rational thinking while experiencing an anxiety episode.


Trading may be a very stressful experience at times.

An unanticipated negative incident or irregular market movement might knock you off your feet.

It isn't easy to reestablish your composure after being thrown off. Don't wait until you're caught off guard to take action.

You were taken by surprise, and your anxiety and fear levels skyrocketed.

It's easy to get upset and confused when things don't go your way.

In some ways, there's little you can do except accept that you've lost control and that you'd best work hard to limit the damage.

Our brains are hardwired for primal reflexes, which might sometimes throw us off balance.


It is beneficial to prepare ahead of time and operate with the idea that things will go wrong.

Being taken off is often the primary cause of Panic. If you are caught off guard and begin to Panic, you will struggle to regain calm and behave logically.

The most effective defense is to expect those bad things will happen.

Don't deceive yourself into believing you're exempt from troubles.

Things go wrong for good traders.

How can you prepare for bad things to happen?

Don't trade with a hazy trading strategy.

Consider all probable undesirable circumstances and how the price may move in unexpected directions.

Specify the indications that will alert you when it is time to abandon your strategy.

Outline the strategy in as much detail as possible, including when you will enter and exit and the signs you will use to judge how well the markets are performing.

Even in a panic, you can respond decisively if you have a well-defined strategy.

A well-formulated strategy is simple to follow, even in high uncertainty and stress.

You can stick to a well-defined trading strategy even when upset and frustrated.

And if you stick to your strategy, you'll limit the harm that a panic attack might inflict.

Risk management is a crucial second precaution.

If you put money in danger that you can't afford to lose, the stakes will be too high, and you'll realize it.

You'll get a nervous feeling as though something dreadful will happen.

However, if you manage risk, you will know instinctively that you are secure even if the market goes against you.

You'll feel more at peace.


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