What To Prioritize (And De-Prioritize) During Times Of Stress

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Consider the cost/benefit

During normal periods of life, certain activities, like socializing, networking events, and workout classes, can be energizing. But during times of stress, these events, when you’re expected to be on and your best self, can just be exhausting. Dr. Louis encourages people to recognize when they feel like, “If I go to this thing, it’s going to cost me. I’m not going to be fully present if I go.” She adds, “Release yourself of obligations that are going to drain your mental and physical energy.”

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