HOW TO STAY CALM WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’LL BE STRESSED
پادکست انگلیسی به صورت صوت و متن انگلیسی برای تقویت زبان انگلیسی سطح پیشرفته و تقویت مهارت های شنیداری و درک مطلب همچنین آشنایی با گرامر و کلمات و جملاتی که در این پادکست صحبت شده است و متن آن قرار داده شده است برای یادگیری بیشتر در نوشتن کلمات و توجه به معنی کلمات و جمله سازی که بسیار حائز اهیت است.
A few years ago,I broke into my own house.I had just driven home, it was around midnight
in the dead of Montreal winter,
I had been visiting my friend,
Jeff, across town, and the thermometer on the front porch read minus 40 degrees —
and don’t bother asking
if that’s Celsius or Fahrenheit,
minus 40 is where the two scales meet —
it was very cold.
And as I stood on the front porch fumbling in my pockets,
I found I didn’t have my keys.
In fact, I could see them through the window,
lying on the dining room table where I had left them.
So I quickly ran around
and tried all the other doors and windows,
and they were locked tight.
I thought about calling a locksmith
at least I had my cellphone, but at midnight, it could take a while
for a locksmith to show up, and it was cold.
I couldn’t go back to my friend
Jeff’s house for the night because I had an early flightto Europe the next morning, and I needed to get
my passport and my suitcase.
So, desperate and freezing cold,
I found a large rock and I broke through the basement window, cleared out the shards of glass,
I crawled through, I found a piece of cardboardand taped it up over the opening,figuring that in the morning,
on the way to the airport,
I could call my contractor and ask him to fix it.This was going to be expensive, but probably no more expensive than a middle-of-the-night locksmith,
so I figured, under thecircumstances,
I was coming out even.
Now, I’m a neuroscientist by training and I know a little bit about how the brain performsunder stress.
It releases cortisol that raises your heart rate,
it modulates adrenaline levels and it clouds your thinking.
So the next morning,when I woke up on too little sleep, worrying about the hole in thewindow, and a mental note
that I had to call my contractor, and the freezing temperatures, and the meetings I had upcoming in Europe,
and, you know, with all the cortisol in my brain, my thinking was cloudy,
but I didn’t know it was cloudy because my thinking was cloudy.
And it wasn’t until I gotto the airport check-in counter, that I realized I didn’t have my passport.
So I raced home in the snow and ice, 40 minutes, got my passport,
raced back to the airport,
I made it just in time, but they had given awaymy seat to someone else,
so I got stuck in the back of the plane,
next to the bathrooms,
in a seat that wouldn’t recline, on an eight-hour flight.
Well, I had a lot of time to think during those eight hours and no sleep.
ادامه پادکست انگلیسی درباره آرام بودن در زمان استرس