Charles Darwin argued that «The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence nor strength, but adaptability». Suffice it to say that every time a person finds himself, in the course of his life, facing new, unknown and problematic situations -and not always modifiable-, he is inevitably forced to adapt to guarantee himself a physical and psychological survival.
In this scenario, how and where is it necessary to stop? What thoughts are right and which tips or exercises are best to adopt? Let’s find out together in this personal excursus between reflections and points of view.
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The Unpredictability of Thought

Although the human being is programmed to adapt, the energy resources aren’t infinite and these are put to the test by many factors, first of all stress. How to keep it at bay along with anxiety and agitation? Often and willingly, practices such as meditation are recommended, but they may not always be the ideal solution.
Specifically, a group of researchers from Coventry University have performed experiments thanks to which they found that, for 1 in 12 people, meditation worsens these conditions or even causes them to arise for the first time.
However, this involves only 8% of patients who reported having had negative effects, up to real panic attacks, caused by meditation practices. However, it must be considered that many of those who have had the onset of these problems have deliberately sought them out. This demonstrates that our own discomfort and/or discomfort often originates with us.

  • Natural Adaptogens

A help that certainly cannot be influenced by human thought is that found in nature. In the same there are adaptogens able to provide an integration of energy to the body to reduce the effects of “adaptation” stress. Among these you can find:
Ginger: indicated for the male body;
Rhodiola: more suitable for the female body;
Whitania: ideal when the anxious component is such that it requires a relaxing action on the nervous system;
Schisandra: the right solution for those who are advanced in years due to its delicate action.

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Write to Find Yourself

With its psychotherapeutic power, writing is the panacea for a restless and nervous mind. In fact, words have the power to imprint the present, revive the past and push us to face the future better.
It isn’t a type of writing that is done for others or to achieve certain goals, but for oneself. Whether through a diary or a journal, it’s a way to get in touch with one’s emotional state.
In words it’s possible to find a vehicle of introspection , a spontaneous flow, an act of freedom. A therapy of the soul to learn how to translate one’s feelings and consequently deal with them.

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The Key to Serenity? The wisdom!

Achieving self-awareness and relative serenity undoubtedly allows you to increase your wisdom and this could be the secret to feeling less alone.
A work conducted between Sapienza University of Rome and University of San Diego, in collaboration with Great Health Science, has reached this very conclusion. The study was conducted on 4 groups of people: two aged between 50 and 65 and the other two aged over 90 . Through various scales of “measurement” based on standardized questionnaires it emerged that the wiser a person is, the less his sense of loneliness.
But is it possible to train wisdom? Absolutely yes, starting from that gym called life. Empathy, understanding of others, the ability to investigate one’s emotions, face changes and maybe lead a slower life, are certainly some of the ingredients to succeed.