From the holiday paradise to the horror scenario
How serenity arises is a complex psychological process. However, all efforts can be quickly undermined by one factor: scarcity of resources - our challenge for the future.
Imagine you are spending a longer vacation on a secluded island. There is a hotel with room for two hundred guests. Accordingly, the buffet in the dining room is aimed at two hundred guests. In the first week after your arrival but only fifty guests are in the house.
Pure peace and relaxation?
you can imagineHow relaxed it is for you to comfortably choose your food from the completely empty buffet. Of course, it should be said that the hotel staff is very keen to permanently refill the reduced buffet stocks.
In the second week, another hundred and sixty guests will travel. Now your buffet is designed in such a way that you are still comfortable everywhere. In addition, is also regularly refilled. On special culinary highlights, sometimes a very small snake forms, which, however, brings you, if at all, to easy restlessness.
More guests at the buffet as a place
A week later, a larger cruise ship stops in front of the island, because it has a machine damage. This ship was actually going to enter the port on the next day. Accordingly, the supplies on board are exhausted.
The captain of the ship asks the hotel director to come aboard with his two hundred guests. The two hundred guests plus fifty men crew would like to get something to eat. Accordingly, during your next buffet visit, you will find four hundred and fifty guests in a restaurant designed for two hundred guests.
Shortage of resources equal to higher stress levels
It begins an queuing and sneaking of the buffet offers. Also the hotel staff is not prepared to replenish such amounts of food. Accordingly many offers go also relatively quickly.
Now imagine how your stress level would look at this food? Exactly, from now on it becomes unpleasant. The rest is gone! Stress because the resources are now scarce. On the next day, another hundred and fifty guests arrive by ferry to the island. On the way back the ferry should actually take one hundred and fifty guests back.
When the stress level increases ...
But after the arrival of the ferry, a tropical current suddenly appears. As a result, you will find yourself at the next dinner buffet with sensational six hundred guests in a restaurant for two hundred people.
You can imagine with what stress level and whim you are now trying to get something from the slightly fast-moving food supplies. And if we now imagine that this condition is maintained for a long time, is a holiday paradise from a real horror scenario.
Our challenge for the future
This is the same with humanity. In the Stone Age only five million people lived on the planet. This corresponds to today's population of the city of Berlin. In the calendar year 0, that is, the birth of Christ, lived on the earth less than 200 million people.
In the year 1650 n. Chr. The world population was then 500 million humans. 1,6 billion people then lived in the year 1900 AD on Earth. 1950 then 2,5 billion, 1970 3,7 billion and 2013 7 XNUMX billion people today, all suck the resources of the earth.
Stay cool is the wrong goal
Accordingly, we find more and more of the situation, which can be compared to the completely overcrowded buffet on the desert island. The challenge for us in the future is to keep calm even in such tense situations.
The negative stress either puts our old learning experiences or things beyond our control. There will always be situations or persons who put our serenity to the test.
Anti-stress techniques only partially help
The art is never to get into stress. Rather, art is to sharpen our perception more and more when we leave our point of composure. For now the real mastery begins. It is our task now, in spite of excitement, to practice ourselves as best as possible.
Always be aware that there is no technology in the world that will bring you to a state of total excitement in no time. The only thing we can do is to calm down a bit with different techniques.
Step by step to less stress
So it can succeed in the acute stress case, shut down by 100 percent excitement to 70 percent excitement. This, in turn, activates a larger portion of our ego 1 and may allow them to choose a slightly different behavioral strategy for the situation. We achieve two successes.
Firstly, we will get better results in many cases through a more deliberate approach. On the other hand, our nerve cells on the level of Ich-2 learn to assess this tripping situation a little less critically next time and accordingly start a slightly lower stress reaction.
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