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Arousal and Enthusiasm, .....Curious?

CURIOUS ON LIFE, the blog vol. 18

Rebecca Guevara Wingler

Creator of Color: Language of the Soul Virtual Art workshop Series

artist/creative life coach / podcaster



When we engage in activities that excite us, our bodies and minds experience a heightened state of arousal and enthusiasm.

This state can temporarily mask feelings of tiredness or fatigue.

Why does this happen? I was curious.

Increased adrenaline:

Exciting activities can trigger the release of adrenaline, a hormone that prepares the body for action. It increases heart rate, blood flow and oxygen supply to muscles, providing us a surge of energy!.

Enhanced focus and concentration:

When we are genuinely excited about something, our attention and focus tend to be directed toward that activity.

This focus can make us feel more energized and less aware of fatigue or tiredness.

Positive emotions and motivation:

Engage in activity that excite us.

For me, its painting, creating with my hands. This brings about positive emotions such as joy, passion, inspiration, a sense of accomplishment.

These emotions boost our motivation and create a positive feedback loop where the excitement itself helps to sustain our energy levels.

Flow State:

Exciting activities can sometimes lead us to experience what psychologists refer to as "flow state" or being in "the zone".

Flow state is a state of complete absorption and deep engagement with an activity, where our skills and challenges are perfectly matched. We are fully present and time seems to fly by!

Being in flow can be energizing and make us less aware of fatigue.

When we decide to leave behind what no longer is serving us in life, and make transformations (at any stage and at any age,) it is exciting and uncomfortable all at the same time.

It is essential to listen to our bodies, prioritize self care, have compassion and grace, for ourselves and others, and aim to maintain a balanced approach to life.

For further creative inspiration, you can follow me on social media. All links above.

Curious on Life, the podcast.

Thank you for reading

with love and wonder



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