Welcome to Ask Doctor Zac, a weekly column from news.com.au.
This week Dr Zac Turner looks at how to combat stress in these uncertain times.
QUESTION: Hi Dr Zac, this may seem strange – but I’m feeling more stressed now that my home town of Melbourne is finally beginning to reopen. My anxiety relates to things returning to ‘normal’ – there is so much uncertainty still, from touching things in public, to mixing with other people.
I know it’s all in my head, but it’s starting to affect my work life and is now putting a strain on my relationship.
A few people have suggested I try meditation, but I don’t think I would be a good candidate. My life is go, go go – and if I try and sit still and close my eyes – my mind keeps racing a million miles an hour with thoughts. I’m pretty open minded to new experiences, but I’m also a realist.
Is there actual proof that…