For hours on Monday, we worried. Were all the runners from the Tri-State safe?
Those of us in the FOX19 newsroom had no immediate connection with any of them. But after the twin explosions shook the final yards of the Boston Marathon, we worried. We worried, of course, not only about the lives of our neighbors but of all the runners and supporters who'd gathered in Copley Square.
The stress and anxiety that settles on our shoulders then digs into our chest and mind after national tragedies like this can be overwhelming.
However, most of us don't have the luxury of lying on the couch for days to get over it. There are children to be cared for and bosses who expect jobs to get done. So doctors say there are ways you can try to keep stress and anxiety at bay:
But if you continue having trouble sleeping, experience excessive fear, or are unable to complete your usual tasks, see a doctor. This is not an issue you want to pretend doesn't exist because that has a funny way of only making it worse.