Why You Need Stress to Function at a High Level

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Novel experiences shape the brain and foster mental agility. At the same time, routines lead to better efficiency and productivity.

So how can you balance the “novel and new” with the “old and repeatable?”

In this episode, Steph and Albert reveal how they strategically leverage their routines, while also leaving time to engage in spontaneous, high-stress, or challenging ventures. 

They also address what this means for older and/or retired people who lose their mental acuity as they age. They talk about the role of elders in different cultures, and how these elders don’t “retire” in the conventional sense but instead serve as an essential source of knowledge and leadership for the community – a practice that may help them stay mentally sharp.


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