Living with stress and fears can have the effect of decreasing your immunity.
So, reducing our stress and fear is especially as we experience this pandemic. I thought I would describe why stress and fear can have such an impact on us physically.
Simply described, we have two parts of our brain, perhaps you would have heard them referred to as hemispheres? These parts can be described as the ‘intellect’ and ‘emotional’ parts of the brain. The bit in the middle, is like the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer, it is constantly on the look out for danger. This is the way, we are wired or evolved, constantly keeping an eye out for danger.
We are living in an ever changing, never-before experienced world.
Every day there is a major news update (sometimes 10 times a day).
Every day we wonder, ‘what will today bring’; will there be a reduction in the number of cases; are we any closer to going back to work, to school, to university, to whatever our ‘normal’ is?
When will the pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres reopen?
When will we use trains, buses, tubes again?
All of these questions, floating around our mind constantly, we have no answers for and ultimately no control over.