“In a dangerous situation, stress signals the body to prepare to face a threat or flee to safety… Because the source of long-term stress is more constant than acute stress, the body never receives a clear signal to return to normal functioning. With chronic stress, those same life-saving reactions in the body can disturb the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, sleep, and reproductive systems.“ – From 5 Things You Should Know About Stress
Pace yourself mentally and emotionally. The average person is incapable of performing at pre-Covid levels.
Put checks in place so important tasks aren’t forgotten. Wherever possible, have someone verify that you’re ordering the right thing, or including all the ingredients, or wearing pants. Mistakes increase stress.
Think longer before responding to a provoking situation. Peace reduces stress.
Reach out to someone you miss. Connection reduces stress.