Thinking Space Paper No.42: Stress management

All our ancestors down to the unicellular organisms were very successful: they managed to survive until they reproduced.The protective mechanism that emerged and was inherited early on in evolutionary history, which we now call “stress”, played an important role.This emergency response enables the mobilization of acute special forces to survive in dangerous situations. While this alarm system is still extremely useful, it can be harmful if the stress becomes permanent in our daily lives. When training NEETs, we suggest to include a module making them aware of modern stressors and to present techniques to deal with them.