Being able to “go with the flow” and be flexible in your thinking is a necessary skill for dealing with life’s inevitable changes.
This is a trait that helps us adjust more easily to new circumstances, challenges and situations as they arise.
An area of the brain called the anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) tends to be overactive in people who have difficulty with cognitive flexibility.Located in the front part of the brain, the ACG is involved with shifting attention.
When the ACG works well, it allows us to focus on something, let go, and then shift to focus on something else.
It has been noted that the ACG has many “serotonergic” fibers and that people who tend to be rigid in their thinking or behavior may have a deficit of serotonin.
For many, a diet with a higher ratio of complex carbohydrates to protein can be helpful.
Serotonin levels can also be raised by eating foods rich in L-tryptophan which is a building block of serotonin. Such foods include chicken, turkey, salmon, beef, nut butter, eggs, and green peas.
may flexibility be your strength in the hardest time