Why Your Window Size Matters
The window of tolerance refers to the range of emotions and stress levels that a person can handle without becoming overwhelmed or shutting down. It's like a comfort zone where a person can function and cope effectively. When stress or emotions become too intense, a person may go into a state of hyperarousal or hypoarousal, which can lead to difficulties in thinking clearly, managing emotions, and coping with everyday life. By learning to regulate emotions, manage stress, and develop healthy coping strategies, individuals can widen their window of tolerance and increase their resilience in the face of challenges.