Summary of How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin offers some life hacks to help you negotiate decisions under high stress.
Are you good at making decisions under pressure? If not, congratulations: You’re human. High-stress situations trigger the release of cortisol, which inhibits rational thinking. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin recommends practicing “prospective hindsight,” also called “pre-mortem” planning, to make the right, logical choice when life goes awry. getAbstract believes everyone in this high-stress world will find Levitin’s life hacks helpful.
In this summary, you will learn
- How cortisol inhibits rational thinking
- How “prospective hindsight” and “pre-mortem” planning can help you make smarter decisions in high-stress situations
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