I’m a Neuroscientist, and This Is How To Reboot Your Brain After Chronic Stress

While some of us are deliberately trying to forget the entirety of the last 12 months, there’s no escaping the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of experiencing a year’s worth of unprecedented chronic stress. “Being in a stress state over a long period of time starts putting pressure on the nervous system, because basically stress hijacks your critical thinking and puts you into reactionary thinking—fight or flight,” says Patrick K. Porter, PhD, neuroscientist, author, and creator of BrainTap.

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