Don't Panic, but Researchers Have Discovered That Stress is Contagious
Researchers have discovered brain cells change following close contact with a stressed individual. Simply put, stress is contagious. Stress can be brought on by big things like existential crises. More commonly, stress comes from trivial, every-day things like walking into a meeting that’s already started. Living in a world dominated by social media, we are constantly forced to compare our lives to those of others. Life is, by nature, unstable and uncertain, which can make stress inevitable. Therefore, it is unsurprising that we find ourselves in the midst of an anxiety epidemic.