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Calm
Low Activation

You are relaxed and serene; at peace with yourself and the world. You can think clearly and deeply now.

Definitions

  1. Quiet, serene, at peace.
  2. Low activation and arousal

Related Terms

Synonyms include: quiet, placid, peaceful, serene, tranquil. Not agitated, aroused, stimulated, excited, or surprised. You can be highly alert while remaining calm.

Activation

Arousal, stimulation,

The Autonomic Nervous System

Stimulants

Caffeine,

Hormones

Emotions

Fear, anger, anxiety, . . . The emotional brain. Activation levels of emotions (mood map).

Cognition

Rumination, obsession, peace-of-mind, flow

The Yerkes-Dodson Law 

Relaxation

Meditation,

Quotations

References

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, by Robert Sapolsky

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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