Take good care of yourself.
Chronic stress has potentially harmful effects across the lifespan on the brain, on one’s behavior, and our physical health and cognitive (thinking) abilities. It has even been shown to speed up biological aging at the cellular level, which can shorten the life span.
There are many ways to relieve or reduce stress. Some examples include exercise, laughter, reading, listening to music, getting outside in nature, talking with a friend, and deep breathing. Stress reducers just need to be something that helps us relax, are soothing and pleasurable, make us feel good, and are something we can build in our lives regularly.