War Anxiety

With everything going on in the world today, it’s no wonder that many suffer from headline stress. Between the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, and many other things, even just keeping up with the news can be a major source of stress.

Today, I talk about how to navigate this situation. I note that we’re hardwired for fear and that it doesn’t take much to trigger stress in us. I talk about how to be mindful of how you consume media, noting that you don’t need to unnecessarily stress yourself to stay informed. I note the power of differentiating between the things you can control and the things you can’t. I discuss the importance of self-care, pointing out that every environment you spend time in can be health-depleting or health-enhancing. I posit that you can control your level of stress to an extent and offer practical tips on how to do so.

“You have the power to choose how to respond in any given situation.”
– Dr Mark Rowe

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair

  • Overcoming headline stress
  • Striking the balance between staying informed and stressing yourself unnecessarily
  • Focusing on the things you can control without ignoring everything else
  • The importance of self-care
  • The power of exercise and journaling
  • Why you shouldn’t go to bed with your phone
  • Creating distance between yourself and your emotional state


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