Surfing vs Suffering

When your needs are bigger than your resources or when the demands upon you are bigger than your abilities, your brain will trigger the stress center. In some cases you will feel overwhelm in others you might even feel worry.

When the stress network in your brain is activated your motivational network will shut down.

There are two ways of answering to stress:

  • Threat response: is when you experience an overwhelming force you feel you can’t handle

  • Challenge response: is when you experience stress as a source of initiative and energy

In the first case you will most probably suffer. In the second you will have a feeling of surfing over the situation.

While in the first case your intui