Episode 2 – The Primitive Brain

-Have you ever wondered why you are stressed or worried about something that you logically understand is not that big of a deal? Do you have things in your life that you totally know what you could and should be doing better, but you just can’t seem to do it. In this episode, learn about the amazing way that your primitive brain works and how some of it is incredibly helpful and how lots of it is more like the way a toddler throws a tantrum. The key to understanding all of this is that having that awareness creates authority.
-Battle Buddy Moment: FB review from Shawn FB
-The Primitive Brain aka the lower brain aka the toddler brain has an important job:  It used to keep us alive.
-clip from Croods:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQaAmmbIkqo
-Our lower brain is trying to keep us safe in an unproductive way.
-Toddler in a grocery cart going through the check out line analogy.
-Autopilot
-Try petting your brain and saying “It’s ok brain, I’m just feeling bored/hungry/nervous.”
-Thank your brain for the report, it’s doing it’s job.
-Our brain misidentifies negative emotions as dangerous (BEAR!)
-The Higher Brain aka the Prefrontal Cortex aka the rational brain aka the logical brain
-We are not trying to find the cure for the lower brain.
-The goal is to stop having the two major parts of our brain feel like Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde, and to do that by getting both parts on the same page, one team, aware of both.
-Awareness=Authority
-In the Trenches Moment:  self coaching on dinner party days
-Mission for the episode: watch your thoughts and identify which half of your brain offered you the thought.  Practice thanking your lower brain for doing it’s job.  Pet your brain.
Hot Mess Moment:  Grace wearing same dress for 5 days.

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