Video of the Week...Tuesday, May 1, 2018

In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains why a pre-mortem — thinking through potentially stressful situations before they happen — can help you avoid things going wrong in the first place or help you think more rationally when they do.  Check out his video, “How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed,” and consider whether his recommendations might be helpful in your own life and career.   

 

Can changing how you think about stress make you healthier? 

In this week’s Video of the Week, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author of books including The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress, argues that harmful effects of stress on your health are not inevitable.  Research actually suggests that her advice might just change how you think about stress and, by extension, the effect it has on your body.  

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.