Staying present may help planners minimize stress.

A study finds that planning while mindfully staying in the moment may improve responses to stressful events.

A new study has suggested that people can minimize adverse emotional reactions to stressful events by both planning ahead and mindfully staying in the moment in a non-judgemental manner.

However, the research also suggests that people who make plans but have relatively low levels of mindfulness may experience more significant adverse reactions to stressful events.

Responses to stress

Stressful events can have a significant adverse effect on a person’s mental well-being. This can have a knock-on effect on the strength of their immune system and, consequently, their physical health.

According to the present study, there is a series of mechanisms through which stress can affect a person’s mental health. First, there is the initial stressful event. Second, is the person’s response to it, and finally, there is the emotional state that this reaction results in.

READ more at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/staying-present-may-help-planners-minimize-stress#Responses-to-stress

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