Consider the experiences you have over the past year. A lot of people found themselves experiencing high levels of stress due to the challenges of the past year due to the pandemic. There are also other life events that can also cause stress. These life events could have been a child leaving home, transferring to a new area, trouble in a relationship, or a change at work or business or redundancy. The greater the number of life events, the greater the potential that you may experience stress. The frequency of these events, however, may not in themselves produce stress. How you think about the events and what you do as a result of that thought is more important. For example, one can take the view that life would be soon be better as the pandemic gets under control and we all continue to live our lives till old age. A person can take the view that a redundancy or a transfer from one’s state of origin may bring about an abnormal fear of failure (distress), but for someone else it is viewed as an opportunity to achieve something new (eustress). The thought patterns in our heads have a great deal to do with the kind and level of stress we will experience. So try and view things in more positive way, it does help.