We’ve all heard how bad chronic stress is for our health and it is true that chronic stress without adaptation is a serious threat to our health and performance.
One major contributor to this is technological and societal advances, which, on the one hand, have resulted in amazing improvements in our modern lifestyles and workplaces. Despite these benefits however, these same technological advances are causing our lives to become increasingly more complex and stressful and has led to significant problems with our health, relationships, productivity, or longevity.
Many have also observed that each new generation seems to be less and less resilient. This appears to be an unfortunate byproduct of these same technological and societal advances.
One of the main reasons for this dilemma is that there is now a significant mismatch between what our minds and bodies were designed to do and how we are living our lives.
This is not just due to a loss of psychological hardiness. It’s also due to a loss of physiological and neurological toughness. But not all stress is bad, as there are specific types of short-term psychological, physiological, and neurological stress that can actually improve our health, productivity, and longevity.
This talk will review the societal changes that have reduced our resilience. Most importantly, it will provide actionable strategies to improve your physical and mental hardiness and improve your ability to handle the inevitable stress of the modern world.