Did you know that their is a part of the nervous system called the Vagus Nerve? This cranial nerve is not only responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism, but it is also known as the compassion nerve. If you’re someone who struggles consistently with self-doubt, this nerve will end up becoming constricted, making it harder for you to transition out of your self-doubting state. Fortunately, there are some ways to help deter your body from getting stuck in this pattern of negative thoughts through activities such as Tai chi.
- Knowing the biological factors associated with self-doubt such as the “fight or flight” response can help you transition into a healthier framework.
- Your Vagus Nerve is a part of the nervous system that travels through your vital organs, and it is often considered the compassion nerve.
- If you’re looking for more active techniques in tending to your Vagus Nerve, Tai chi has been shown to be beneficial.
“Given these trying times, we are all fallible and vulnerable to self-doubt and criticism.”