Watch: How to Stay Calm Under Stress

Right now is a stressful time for all of us, what with a global pandemic occurring, and the United States seemingly having a very difficult time with flattening the curve. Stress management is more important now than ever. Stress causes your body to release cortisol, which can inhibit your logical and rational thinking, but might help you survive life-threatening situations, such as running from a bear or lion. In this TED talk, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin explains how you can possibly avoid making mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking may be clouded. Watch this short 12 minute above, and find out what you can do to make your life easier, such as develop organizational systems and pre-planning — and potentially less stressful.