When we experience challenging situations that are highly stressful, the survival parts of our brain come online. When these parts are in charge, the part of our brain that allows us to concentrate and make decisions doesn’t work as well. It becomes “sluggish” and the longer the survival parts are online, the more sluggish it can get. This can also happen when we are worried, tired or angry.
Things that can help
Where possible, give yourself the chance to unwind and relax, do something fun or something that takes your mind off your worries or stress. Try to get a good night’s sleep and keep a balanced diet. If you feel comfortable enough, speak to your colleagues or managers at work for support.
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