It’s challenging at the best of times to keep a ‘level head’ but with a global pandemic comes an inevitable raised state of alertness which, if not balanced out with rest and relaxation, can lead to chronic stress. A certain amount of stress is good for use but things can start to come off the rails if we have prolonged stress.
I perceive a shift in psyche since the beginning of lockdown last year. At that time there was a sense of the unknown and perhaps a more acute level of stress. That’s certainly how I felt in March. I am lucky though to have the understanding of how some simple breathing techniques can help rebalance our mind, emotions, and body..
In March too spring was in the air and it seemed perhaps that by the summer we would be over the worst of the pandemic. We now know of course now that this was not the case.
Unfortunately it seems that I see more and more people in a prolonged chronic state of heightened stress levels that if left...