The study of the structure of the human brain as well as its functioning have been great research topics over the past decade. Many specialists and researchers have undertaken a lot of studies on the aspect of controlling the brain functions via conscious efforts. Stress is a critical causative issue, which has been a major problem for millions of human beings across the globe. Scientists and neurobiologists have come up with several strategies to handle stress. Nevertheless, Daniel Levitin a neuropsychologist devised a simple strategy to cope up with stress as well as regaining proper mental organization. He has contributed so much into the field of neuroscience and particularly gave a TED talk on how to stay calm. We discuss his speech on maintaining calmness when you get stressed. Levitin gave the speech in 2015 and gave a remarkable explanation of various ways of controlling stress.
The talk majorly focused on stress and causative factors, began with the description of stress as well as its occurrence course. Levitin talked about this aspect of the talk via a demonstration of an example from an experience in his personal life. He argued that, previously, being consumed by too much stress about issues in his life was a norm. At one time Levitin was not able to arrive at the airport on time regardless of tireless efforts to do so. In such a stressful situation, the mind of Levitin became cloudy making him losing the capability to think rationally. Levitin attempted to spread awareness regarding the detrimental effects of stress via examples of his life experiences. Stressful affects the creative power and problem-solving capabilities of the human mind and the person cannot improve positively in life regardless of the efforts. This section of the talk was quite informative for all the audiences and they got an idea regarding the stress and how it hampers the operation of the mind. Levitin also highlighted the biological and medical course of stress occurrence.
According to Levitin, stress is always linked to the release of too much cortisol hormone amounts, a chemical component that is attributed to an emergency. The excessive and constant release of such chemical substances upsets the common metabolic operation of the human body and the affected person becomes susceptible to several long term ailments, which are often common among the aged. Levitin argued that one should recognize that the cortisol levels determine the stress level on the human brain. Levitin underscored on the biological basis of the stress onset such that the audience could have a clear comprehension of the medical implications.
Levitin also showcased interesting and easy strategies that can be used to handle stress. Levitin states that stress can be evaded through the placement of important aspects of the specific points and coming up with an organization in life. With a biological example of a suggestion that the hippocampus is a section of the human brain linked with the acknowledgment of the organization of someone’s personal life. The hippocampus section of the human brain simply responds to the order and organization in life. People must, therefore, attempt to handle things in a detailed order for the hippocampus to properly work in a stressful situations.
It implies that human beings could easily evade stressful situations by having their brains function in a correct manner. The above information is augmented by what Levitin highlighted as a workable and potent solution to the aspect of stress which in turn affects almost every human being in their life stages. Levitin gave the speech in a very convincing and persuasive way that it seemed to have satisfied the audience given the ideas and facts.
For the case of students, finding oneself weighed down by pressures from different undertakings, you must be a good decision-maker, especially in extremely stressful situations. Exam situations, family disagreements, and the various deadlines or where one already is suffering from pre-stress, Levitin through his speech has given some insightful information. Through living prospective hindsight as well as the pre-Morten students can then prepare for the worst-case and safeguard themselves against possible disasters. From Levitin’s speech, the points below can be underscored with regard to planning life.
In cases where technology fails, it might fail in a disappointing manner creating several problems. Laptops, mobile phones as well as computing equipment could crash or fail at any given time or in worst cases fail when there is no time to seek an alternative such as the morning to an exam, one must, therefore, create a reliable back up service of in cases of deadlines plan their time well and be ready early enough before the deadlines. Meeting deadlines is always a crucial thing and in most cases, a source of stress as one might even contemplate suicide. It may seem simple, but the challenge is starting early and reserving some slack and avoid rush cases of trying to beat deadlines.
Most people have challenges starting assignments but then it goes a long way in alleviating stress. There is also an aspect of handling exams whereby after an examination you get views that are different from your own or from what you gave as answers. Students must, therefore, try to be part of study groups, discussions, or even quick chats before examinations as a way of increasing their levels of confidence.
Daniel Levitin, obviously has good intentions, from the video of his speech he is calm and seems to have an in-depth understanding of what he talks about. He understands how influential stress can be and how extreme such stressful situations can get when a person is not thinking clearly. Stress is a common situation for almost every human being regardless of age or social status. We occasionally are faced with stressful circumstances throughout the course of our lives we train ourselves on how to deal with it. Through experiences, human beings can then memorize or learn ways of evading similar stressful situations going forward. If one allows stress to control them, it makes it hard for them to recover.
It leads to a loss of focus on our lives aspirations as well as forgetting to cure the courses of such problems. The idea of transcendentalism is to fully understand yourself in a much more mental manner as opposed to knowing yourself physically. Understanding yourself mentally thus allows you to effectively know how to deal with issues in your life.
Simple situations such as writing or taking a few minutes of your time to plan on your weekly activities easily and allow yourself to satisfactorily handle your goals without affecting your schedule or faced with a situation where you are confused of what is next on your schedule. Levitin has enumerated several aspects and key among them is that the main reason why it’s important to have schedules, is that they allow persons to organize their activities smoothly without wasting much time thus increasing your effectiveness and productivity.
It is thus important to understand that all of us have weaknesses. It is therefore important to plan ahead and anticipate failures, putting measures in place that will assist in reducing the effect of stress or avert stressful situations. Daniel Levitin has therefore immensely educated his audiences on how to deal with crucial situations in their lives, it is definitely a speech worth watching and embracing.