There is a really fine balance to strike between a model being simple enough to understand and being oversimplified.
Which is why this image will keep evolving.
I have been playing with causal models for a couple of months (yes, I'm a nerd, deal with it), looking to build a graphic representation of how external and psychological stressors affect performance quality of life.
When you get into full stress response causal models it gets very complex very fast.
You know, with all them hormones and neurotransmitters buzzing around?
That's something I wanted to avoid, because that level of detail is not necessary for the changes that I want to encourage.
No, we just need a clear illustration of the impacts of real world stuff that we see and experience on a daily basis, on other real world stuff.
(Of course all the physiological and psychological stuff is real too, but you know exactly what I'm getting at)
If we want to effect change in how stress impacts individual wellbeing and...