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?
Anyone who has worked in an office where the boss is constantly running around demanding this and that, screaming that he can’t find his phone and doesn’t know why his computer won’t work knows that often his stress level starts to permeate the entire environment. Ever notice how much more people laugh or interact in a positive way on the days when he’s not at work?
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.
The My ParaVita community is all about bringing positive energy and well-being to your life. Whether you induce stress or just catch it, let us help you bring your life back into balance.