Why are we so afraid of change?

When the change is significant, the policy of small steps, which consists of proceeding in stages, can help to de-dramatize it. pinel

PSYCHOLOGY – The routine is as comfortable as it is useful. But the slightest break in our habits must not turn into an ordeal…

Whether in our private or professional life, we all experience small or big changes, sometimes chosen, sometimes forced. The changes are therefore nothing new… And yet, few are those who can boast of facing them without a hint of anxiety. This is explained: for the brain, any change is synonymous with new decisions to be made, which has a cost in terms of time and energy. “The brain is not lazy but frugal, and changing requires a real cognitive effort. Since for the brain an effort leads to a decrease in its attention capacity and therefore endangerment, fear and stress, it limits this process and tries to stay in its comfort zone which is that of habits.explains Anne-Laure Nouvion, doctor in biology, trainer in neurosciences and scientific consultant of human behavior within the Universe-city of ecological transition (UTE).

The routine indeed does not require any cognitive effort – none…

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