A Simple Switch to Reduce the Lasting Impact of COVID-19 Stress

Updated: Mar 30

"It’s like everyone in the world has just downed three strong coffees, and then expected ourselves to keep calm and carry on, sanely parenting, working, and everything else on our to-do list." Vicki Evans, Mind Body Coach


Stress.


Uncertainty.


You’re not the only one feeling like these two unwanted companions just won’t leave you alone.


In amongst juggling all the things — children in one hand, work in another, many of us are also facing unprecedented stress and uncertainty due to what’s happening in the world. Perhaps there’s the risk of job loss. Of financial uncertainty. Or you’re simply nervous that our supermarkets are going to run out of food.  


It’s perfectly normal that you’re riding a rollercoaster of emotion.


If you’re anything like me, you’re a little worried about the lasting impact of this strange phase of life on your wellbeing. Not to mentioned, concerned about how your kids will fare with their parents’ stress levels suddenly through the roof. 


COVID-19 and all that comes with it amps up our stress levels because it feels like a particularly novel threat. It’s unpredictable and outside our control. And, we’re all feeling it. So our collective experience of stress is amped up too. It’s like everyone in the world has just downed three strong coffees, and then expected ourselves to keep calm and carry on, sanely parenting, working, and everything else on our to-do list.


All we need to do is consciously bring our attent