Want to learn more about how to rethink your stress during these stressful times? Read SPARQ Health Director Alia Crum and Kari Leibowitz's New York Times op-ed on making stress work for you. Explore our Rethinking Stress toolkit based on their research too.
From the op-ed:
These are stressful times. As a result of coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, millions of Americans aren’t just worried about their health, but also about their livelihoods and their futures. At the same time, warnings abound that stress itself is bad for our health and might even make us more susceptible to the illness. The irony is obvious. Fortunately, there is an alternative approach: We can actually use that stress to improve our health and well-being. Over a decade of research — ours and that of others — suggests that it’s not the type or amount of stress that determines its impact. Instead, it’s our mindset about stress that matters most.