Thanks for mentioning these things, Bailey. It does feel strange to post about everything BUT current events. However, many of our members aren’t from the US and I haven’t wanted to bring political/social issues onto the discussion table if others didn’t want that to happen here. So again, I thank you sincerely for being the one to do so. It’s nice to acknowledge the not-so-nice things happening right now.
I don’t know that my physical health has ever been directly affected by stressful events like this, but my mental health definitely takes a nosedive. And, as we know, sustained mental health issues can lead to a decline in physical health. The best thing I can do for my overall health right now is focus on ways to nurture and care for myself. Recently that has included plenty of time spent in nature, keeping my dogs and kiddos nearby (seriously, pets are so comforting), staying informed and connected to loved ones, and sessions with my therapist.
What about you, Bailey? Do circumstances like these have an affect on your health?