Everyone knows that nothing triggers a good yawn like another good yawn. Or that an uncontrollable giggle can be highly contagious. But did you know stress is also contagious?
So how can you protect yourself from the unhealthy consequences of what some scientists have dubbed “the stress contagion?” One of the best ways is to find opportunities to remove yourself from the situation whenever possible. If physically getting up and taking a walk outside isn’t an option, surround yourself with calm-inducing items that can bring you personal “Zen time” amid the stress and chaos.