Psychologies

Wellness overwhelm

How long is your to-do list? If it’s anything like mine, it’s longer than my phone screen has space to display, and a few scrolls longer. Just thinking about my ever-mounting tasks can make my heartbeat spike, as stress fills my body and mind. Stress has been pegged as a modern-day nemesis, threatening our wellbeing, from physical health to emotional happiness. We all seem to be touched by it in one way or another, from freelancers competing for gigs to CEOs making budget cuts; exam-fatigued students riddled with success anxiety to mothers plagued by sleepless nights.

Research has produced some scary headlines on the dangers of stress, not just on the mind but the body. It’s been linked to chronic illnesses, including depression, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease and cancer. It’s therefore no

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