I am quiet and introspective. I am an introvert. Hear me roar (quietly)! There are so many benefits to being an introvert. It’s time we celebrate our uniqueness. We make the world go around, after all.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I am tired of having that voice inside my head telling me that I am no good. And so, I am doing something about it. I am changing that dialogue.
Being an introvert has saved me time and time again. I look back on my life, and I know that I would not be where I am without my introverted superpowers. Sure, I have had some slips, trying to fit into a world that values extroverts more than introverts.
I also think that in part, it was that I felt that I was somehow to blame for how I was feeling on the inside. Since all of the things that were wrong with the world around me were totally my fault. Since it was my fault, medication would not help.
When I had first started reading about the amygdala hijacking, I assumed that it was the amygdala simply overriding the more rational parts of our brain. It is more than that.
I think when we (the general community) talk about resilience, it isn’t the physical modifications that our brains go through to protect us. It is what we teach ourselves to overcome the physical modifications of our brain that is resilience.
Broken is how I have always felt. If you shake me, you would hear all of the brokenness rattles around inside me. That is what childhood abuse does to your developing brain.
In this post, I am writing about the science behind resilience. When I was writing about resilience, I wanted to understand on a deeper level what it means to have a resilient brain.
The way I understand resilience, no one is born with it, everything that we do, resilience included, is learned. The way to become more resilient is consciously changing your behaviors and thoughts. Your brain processes a lot on the unconscious level and controls quite a bit of what you do and how you react.