A word from our Chair
“This is your brain on pandemic: what chronic stress is doing to us.”
"Everything is so much harder," said one person quoted in the story, adding "I don't have the motivation that I used to have. I don't have the efficiency that I used to have."
"Tired, defeated, foggy, unmotivated," is how another put it.
Maybe you are feeling that way, too. I know that’s me sometimes.
Our workloads ramped up significantly during the pandemic when our colleagues suddenly wanted everything online. But while the work increased, for most of us there were no new resources or staff to handle all the new requests.
Not to mention the upsurge of online meetings; we’re all feeling Zoomed out.
If you are feeling stressed, know you aren’t alone. And also know that Anabaptist Communicators is here to provide support through webinars and affinity groups. You can also reach out if you have a question.
As for the pandemic, we are seeing some light and hope on the horizon. And according to a doctor quoted in the CBC article put it, our brains should recover when things return to normal.
"Based on research that looks at brain function and brain anatomy before and then after intervention for people who've gone through stress-related conditions, you start to see changes fairly quickly," he said.
And that’s good news for my tired and foggy brain.
— John Longhurst, AC Chair