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How to manage anxiety
Anxiety can feel overwhelming, but there are some simple steps you can ...
Throughout most of human history, ‘stress’ and ‘danger’ were seen by our brains as being pretty much the same thing.
For hundreds of thousands of years, humans didn’t have things like homework, tests or social media. The two main stressors humans faced were:
Danger, e.g. a bear trying to eat you
Famine (hunger and starvation)
Our brains evolved when the world was very different – when people were nomadic hunter-gatherers, living in tribal communities.
Modern humans (homo sapiens) appeared about 200,000 years ago - that’s pretty recent, in the grand scheme of things. But it’s still a long time.
So you’d think we’d have this whole anxiety thing figured out by now, hey?
But evolution is (usually) very slow and gradual. Our society in general (and our technology in particular), has evolved very quickly.
Much faster than our brains can evolve!
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