Have you heard of screen apnea?

Also called email apnea, this is a very unhelpful state that can occur when we are on devices or looking at a desktop and focusing.

We either hold our breath or enter very shallow breathing patterns. Of course, when this happens, we go into low-level fight-flight.

Because the system is always activated (and I’m sure you can join the dots on why I’m talking about this in terms of speaking, presenting, or difficult situations) if you’re already in that state at work without even necessarily being aware of it, how much easier is it to escalate to high levels of stress much faster if that’s already happening for you?

Definitely something to think about.



Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *