Modern work is a different environment to the one our brains evolved in. ‘Stress’ for our ancestors was immediate danger or anything that threatened survival, such as predators, disease or famine.
Workplaces are also full of modern day, complex ‘stress’, like passive-aggressive emails, which can have an impact on our mental health and wellbeing.
Of course, it’s not all bad! Great things about working and workplaces include improvement to quality of life, getting to socialise, learning new things, and having an opportunity to find purpose. And you don’t have hunt down your lunch – you just chuck it in the communal fridge.