What’s happening in your brain when you take time to build up courage or psyche yourself into doing something?

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What’s happening in your brain when you take time to build up courage or psyche yourself into doing something?

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I don’t think it’s really well known what exactly happens.

But for psychology: there are a number of theories. The most common says, that most of the time you are held back by irrational fears and thoughts.
Your brain tries to make up more rational and more healthy thought-structures which will eventually help you to do stuff you want so do.
This is the same process which is not working well in terms of depression (as long as we speak about this single theory, because there are loads of them)

There is a concept of a “readiness potential”, a measurable spike of brain activity which may have some relationship to focusing your mind on a specific decision, if I remember correctly it seems to spike when you breathe out, so focusing on your goal and breathing deeply once or twice might have some relationship to that.

But what exactly this potential relates to is still being studied.