Stress, whether it’s physiological, biological, or psychological is the body’s response to an environmental condition such as a threat, challenge or physical and psychological barrier. 
Stress and Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had a huge impact on people’s stress levels across the globe. Already there are a number of scholarly articles on the topic of the newly proposed Covid Stress Syndrome, which is considered to be ‘clinically significant distress and impairment in functioning’. The syndrome consists of five inter-correlated elements:
1/ fear of SARSCoV2 infection and fear of coming into contact with objects or surfaces contaminated with the coronavirus;
2/ fear of socio-economic impacts of the pandemic;
3/ fear of foreigners for fear that they are infected;
4/ pandemic-related compulsive checking and reassurance-seeking; and
5/ pandemic-related traumatic stress symptoms.
The year from March 2020 was perhaps one of the most stressful years that many people will have had to ever contend with. Repeated lockdowns will have compounded any anxieties and traumas experienced. As we progress towards the upcoming summer months, lockdown is already beginning to ease and we’re heading towards what we hope will be more normal, and certainly less stressful times. But we must not forget that many people will remain impacted by the events of the last year, and that stress levels will continue.
With (hopefully) happier times ahead, we should all be focusing on ourselves, and trying to eliminate as much of the stress of the last year. Healthline  has written 16 stress-busting tips, designed to ‘relieve stress and anxiety’. If you’re suffering from stress-related symptoms, then please take the time to read through these tips Here are a few of them below:
Now is the time to find ourselves again, and to nurture our bodies and hair back to their prime health. We owe it to ourselves after all this time.