Update: February 2019
Once upon a time the world famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said:
�”Everything that does not kill us makes us stronger.” Everyone is used to
take this statement seriously, everyone agrees with it,
especially if faced with a suitable life situation. But
Professor Ian Robertson, who is a neurobiologist and psychologist, is not
confident in the seriousness of the position of the German philosopher. And the main theme
Robertson’s thinking was nothing but stress in life
Do stressful situations always affect our
health and mood? Apparently not. After all, Robertson
explains: the mass of musicians and athletes believe that
nervous just need. Sometimes it is the man himself in the forces
decide whether this or that situation will turn out to be stressful or
in the discovery of new opportunities. A professor quotes Tiger
Woods, another famous person: “The day I will not
being nervous during my game will be the day when I am forever
finish playing. “
The neuroscientist notes that the well-known manifestations of anxiety
(excessive sweating, tachycardia, dryness in the mouth, increased
breathing) can also apply to other emotions, such as anger,
fear and arousal. And their manifestation in humans is dependent only on
context of the situation and the environment.
If you are experiencing short-term anxiety
(by no means current and serious in their essence
stressful periods), then you shouldn’t think “I’m excited, I’m
I’m nervous. ” So you will achieve brain switching from
�”Avoidance” to “competition”. Thus, stress in moderate
its manifestations can be beneficial to attentiveness
human, train neurons, make their work more alive and
effective. See causes and symptoms of stress.
Examples of anxiety that can become useful,
- problems in the workplace;
- disagreements in the family;
- monetary problems;
- start new ideas and more.
As an example, when stress can become a motivation to
feats and recovery in life, it became a case in the life of Jan himself
Robertson. His cyclist friend got into a road accident.
Thanks to a collision with a bus, a young man lost his right
arm, crushed the bones on both feet and almost all died. And on
Nietzsche’s quotation delivered by Jan at the hospital, he replied: “I’m with this
can handle it. And so it happened: the recovered athlete was able to sit on
bike and again overcome impressive distances.
Another statement by a scientist is that the human brain
for its development must meet with complex tasks.
An example was another global study among the population
over 70 years old. All these people had memory problems at the time.
start the experiment. Two years later, researchers re-interviewed
group As shown by the questionnaires, all the truth were observed
problems with remembering. However, one group that throughout
two-year term faced with one or other stressful
impacts, differed. Their memory surprisingly did not suffer.
Therefore, Robertson is of the opinion that some
shocks like a stroke with a loved one only help us.
They protect the brain from immersion “in the routine”, force it to
hard work. Jan proposes to abandon excessive protection
children After all, those who experienced a minimum of anxiety in life, just
may also be depressed, as well as constantly restless
Finally, the professor formulated the main ways that can
help overcome anxiety:
- Take five deep long breaths.
- Straighten your back.
- Try slowly clenching the fist of your right hand and unclasping it.
Alternate these actions. See 20 ways to deal with stress.
You can also avoid long-term stress by setting true
goals for yourself. It is necessary to try to designate not too simple, but also
not a very difficult task. The main conclusion from the research of Jan
Robertson remains the one that says: “The average stress on the severity
only useful for the state of mind and body. “