How to Reduce High Anxiety Now

It will make you safer when combating coronavirus.

These are highly unnerving times, during which we are likely to be worried about our own and our loved ones’ safety, both physical and financial. But the worst thing we can do in the circumstances is to catastrophise and panic.

When we are stressed, we produce much more of the stress hormone cortisol and that can damp down the immune system, making it far less efficient at fighting off infection—the last thing any of us needs right now.

Fortunately, understandings in line with our human givens can help us to keep better control of our emotions and to react in ways that are protective rather than further endangering us.

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