1978-2008 – 30 Years Backward About Our World and Stress
Have you noticed that our lives are more stressful than 30 years ago? If you can even answer this question, you're likely to be a member of a huge demographic group called "Baby Boomers" and because of this membership you are a driving force in society. "Baby Boomers" are the demographic trends of people born after World War II in 1946 and before 1965. This group of people has greatly changed our community, including: use of disposable diapers, baby food jams, Disneyland / Mickey Mouse Club / TV, Ford Mustang in the 1960s, Minivans in Women's Salvation 1980, Women at Work, Lexus / Acura, PC Usage, Pagers, Mobile Phones, E-mail, Information Age, Greening Youthful Aging, Active Retirement, "fatigue-facelifts-botox, 500 channels on television, real estate and breastfeeding, stock bars and busts, antioxidant sales, increases cost of medical treatment, drug use, popularity of sushi, wine-making outside of France and Italy, recreational travel like sardines in time challenge (late) unhealthy airplanes, major sporting events (Superbowl, Mars Madness, Tiger Woods Golf, Pay for Viewing Events and "X Games"), Rock T nleikaferðir, Action movies with special effects, and wars over oil.
Since the Stress Education Center has been opened in 1978, there has been a significant increase in intelligent and intelligent stress related symptoms. Many symptoms such as insomnia, panic / anxiety, headache, shortness of breath, itching of clinical drugs, high blood pressure, drug addiction / addiction, heart disease, depression, obesity, some chronic painkillers and even disturbances in the immune system increase stress in our society. But why are we stressier now than before in human history? The answer may lie in the evolution of "Baby Boomers" and this group's choice of high expectations of new technologies. Remember, we have a very primitive genetic coding that must try to keep pace with modern technology. For example, when a child was growing up in 1950, I watched my parents who work home came home from work at. 15:15, spend an hour in the "living room" to discuss their day, smoke their cigarettes and drink their cocktails all before having a "family rating" together. Thus, they gained their stress in 1950 before we discovered that smoking and alcohol were bad for us and that there was no time to sit, chat and de-briefing that day. Surely we had alcoholism, lung cancer and cracking television technology about the "Cold War", but there were full ashtrays like your doctor when discussing your latest vaccination plans. People would be home for a week of two weeks to sit around their house and just rest up. People did not answer their pagers, mobile phones, faxes, emails or generally "connected" in 24/7 as we are today.
It is interesting to note that in 1978 the birth of the new Information Age was on the verge of blowing the North American community. Personal computers were developed. Worldwide coverage was putting international conflicts on our TV shows in the dinner time. Scientific and technological development was driving our economy and putting pressure on our relationships. The Middle East was becoming powerful by controlling oil production and their instability based on Muslims against Western believers and philosophers. Parents were pressured to monitor and control their children's schedule and educational development more than in recent generations, but divorce changed the definition of "traditional families". Natural resources were discovered to expire. Nuclear power was bursting but uncertain. Fuel shortage was experienced. American education was beginning to fall in opinion and efficiency. Asian economies were bursting. Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD) was identified and psychoneuroimmunology was developed to investigate the potential link between mind / emotion and health. In 1978, people still paid for their healthcare rather than waiting for their insurance companies to reach all healthcare. Healthcare professionals were still almost affordable. Alzheimers were not yet introduced.
Compared in 2008, "Information Time" with new technology is in full control of our lives. We are more "online" 24/7 than ever before. People drive their cars mislead by phone calls. People first talk about private issues when they walk down the street with their mobile phones that are connected to the ears. (It's no longer a "urban" that seems to be talking to themselves when they go down the side walls of the cities.) Phones call and disturb us in restaurants, churches, movies, doctors, offices, schools, airports, lifts, and while shopping. People leave for a vacation and still have a relationship with their jobs a day. We watch TV shows and see "Talking Heads", but the text flies at the bottom of the screen that is not related to the news discussed. Graphics also appear on the screen to the right of "Talking Head" and we wonder why "News" is so stressful. We have "native speakers" on the front page that show distant war on our TV shows in our family rooms, wondering if our TV had underestimated our children to violence.
We must constantly change our work. 8 hours of working days are part of the past. Many of us are working in 2 or 3 jobs to maintain our work and downsizing from taking our position. We have: software changes every quarter, hardware changes, change of dating, change of procedure, downsizing, global business relations / meetings, conservation issues, leadership issues, recruitment problems, management development issues for non-executive technical people, multi-tasking, multinational conglomerate micro control local workplaces, international telecommunications marketing (from india, china, anywhere) and longer commute times. We have duplicate machines that are too complex for all but a few mechanical engineers to work. We have email and prompt statements for more information. We have put on us expectations that we can perform in this high tech world and produce 3 times the amount of work, because we are paying 2 times more than employees were for the generation. People want more "quality of life" in the workplace and in their lives. Employees want to change the "flex-time" schedule, "sharing co-workers" and want to work homework through "telecommunications services". The working environment is examined as before, due to environmental challenges that affect physical and mental health. Preservation of key employees has become a key element in many organizations and "quality of life" issues that are equivalent or higher than benefits in many companies with conservation problems.
Our consequences have not evolved to keep up with advances in technology …. So …. We are more stressed / stressed now than in the history of humanity. One of the most important copying techniques for increased stress has been the increased use of denial, also known as "holding your head in the sand" response to stress. We are so surprised that we do not have time to practice stress or even have self-awareness about this epidemic. We are robbed of our quality of life. Our productivity can be reduced. Short-term and long-term health can be at risk and still we are still looking for a "quick fix" that does not require time or effort to deal with stress. The drug that we wish from our doctors does not solve the problem and often has side effects, if they usually work. More children are diagnosed, in previous age, with physical and emotional symptoms related to stress. We live longer and require better health even when we fire. After our workforce protection and equipment, we seem to be working longer and harder. Most employers need two passes to support the chosen lifestyle that our "expectations" and community model models encourage. Our children need to rise more than before because their parents are busy working or are distracted about their 24/7 attachment to their jobs.
These are not just developments and issues for the United States and the West. Asian economies are bursting as are their demands for an increase in energy and technology. Eastern Europe is completely different from that in 1978. World climate change affects all the inhabitants of the world. Food shortage is found in many countries. War and conflict in third world countries have consequences in other economies. The cultures change faster than ever before in human history. Communication and international trade have made our lives more global and have caused business and business to be connected 24 hours a day. The race is on and only people who deny can not see the widespread effects of modern change. The world is smaller and pulled together by business in a way that has never happened before.
We must be aware of the impact of these changes on our health and well-being. Awareness is a half battle. The other half of this battle is developing better handling methods that we can practice as individuals to enable us to withstand rapid change and monitor rapid moving developments. Our health, productivity, and quality of life depend on our abilities to adapt to these changes in a positive way … We can not avoid or even control all the changes we encounter, but we can learn to better control how we responding to these challenges.
Some possible suggestions for managing the building load are a variety of possible solutions including:
1. New models to survive stress for ordinary people and families. The old rules of survival such as: denial, avoidance, drug abuse, eating out, "freakin out" or being angry have to replace more effective and effective strategies for flow management.
2. Changing awareness and prioritization regarding improvements in productivity and quality of life, including a healthier and more realistic view of living in this fast-paced world. A sharp increase in awareness of the aging of baby boomers and this impact on our society and the world.
3. Support for positive habits change and the responsibility of partners or mentors who may include professional coaches / therapists, priests, scholars, "healthy family and friend."
4. Realistic goals and realistic plans to achieve these goals.
5. Time of self-defense! Learn lesson to create more time as you must spend time in self-defense. Commitment to self-defense!
6. Control our impetus to impersonate "denial" and "soon fix"
7. Changed expectations for the use of new technologies. Use techniques like biofeedback to increase awareness and then control the control of stress. (More tools and resources for managing stress and technology to learn physical control of unhealthy habits.
8. Developing mental and emotional health and well-being (not necessarily religion). Finding ways to maintain a healthy balance as an honor of thought, body and spirit.
9. Educational system that actually prepares us for "Information Age" and its role within it.
10. A world that is so technologically advanced that it actually meets the individual and the truth about quality of life …