(CNN) – Elana Frankel had retreated to bed rest for a year, having been shocked out of modern life with a traumatic brain injury.
Of course, this is always the new year buzz, especially coming out of a year like 2020; chances are more bad habits have been made. Many of us got into new cycles that we’d like to break, change, or amend. Wine-to-wind-down more often than usual? Check. Netlfix on the couch more often than not? Yep, that too.
Ok, stop right now and check-in with yourself.
How are you feeling? I mean REALLY feeling?
Chances are you have been living with a low hum (sometimes high hum) of STRESS.
This is an unprecedented time for all of us. We are all affected on so many levels. Have you been pushing away your stress and soldiering on in this NEW NORMAL?
There are many ways that long-term stress can have an effect on you if you don’t take it head on and help your body, mind, and spirit deal with it. It may induce or exacerbate depression and anxiety-related disorders, as well as digestive and sleep problems.