Prof. Chu gives input on improving employee wellbeing during a pandemic | Virtual Vocations
“When we are stressed, anxious, or frustrated during these challenging times, the sympathetic nervous system is activated and our body releases chemicals such as cortisol, adrenaline, and other stress hormones,” explains Prof. Alan Chu (Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology).
To help the body recover and reduce negative thoughts, Professor Chu advocates mindfulness and relaxation techniques including yoga and meditation.
“Mindfulness helps us acknowledge that we are not our thoughts and emotions. This perspective helps us be self-compassionate and not overthink stress and anxiety in order to prevent downward spiral.”
Source: How Relaxation Can Improve Remote Employee Productivity