No doubt, you may have been experiencing more it with so many things happening - politics, race relations, the pandemic.
"You know, we're all familiar with that fight or flight response," said Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz, director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Clinic. "Your heart beats rapidly and your breathing changes. Your muscle tension changes. All of those things are part of stress response. Your thinking changes, you start to focus on things that are negative... and actually those things are important and they are good. That's how humans survived."
Dr. Abramowitz says there are some things that people can practice.