Sure, you’re not floating 250 miles above the ground, but you can still use the same tactics astronauts use to keep going.
Researchers say the key to breaking the cycle is to detach yourself from the frustrations you feel — without pretending the pain doesn’t exist.
Here’s what you can do about it.
Even if you’re stressed.
Effective communication skills are more important than ever in our close-quarters existence.
Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.
N.F.L. fans in the Northeast, lusty booers in normal times, have had to watch their teams’ dim performances from afar, without recourse. “I have no way to release my venom,” one Jets fan said.
And how to nip them in the bud before they start.
Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring.
Several recent studies shed light on the pandemic preoccupations of sleepers.
Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful.
Guidance for teenagers on staying steady in the turmoil of the pandemic.
Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.
Can we really be taught to feel each other’s pain?
Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.
Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.
Just wanted to check in!
Instead of just agreeing to a request while letting the disdain slowly build, make a well-informed decision.
Face coverings may be here for a while. How can we adapt to a world where facial expressions are invisible?
Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.
The digital companions may sound like science fiction. But when social isolation became the norm, they helped deal with the loneliness, some users say.
The shuttering of the American education system has cut off young people from school staff members who helped them navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma.
Families everywhere can take lessons from Spain as it struggles to help children cope.
Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.
Before Covid-19, health care workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now fear even more will be prone to trauma-related disorders.
Fear of others may linger long after the pandemic is over. But so may a new sense of community.
Psychological health includes being able to bear unpleasant feelings.
Introverts crave connection, too — we just need more boundaries.
They are used to serving as vessels for others’ grief and fear, but the outbreak has changed how they practice their work, and how they feel.
When we express ourselves, let’s not forget to think of others.
During a crisis, the people who cope best are those who help others.
We can fight emotional exhaustion by decreasing demands, increasing support and enhancing control.