If you’re stressed, whether in your job or in your personal life, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause and take control of the situation.
The follwing suggestions are a great place to start . . .
Exercise is a great way to clear your mind and let you think more calmly.
Taking control of the situation is self enpowering and is crucial to stress management.
Connect with people
A good support network can ease your troubles and help you see things in a different way. Activities with friends can also help relax you.
Have some “me time”
Many of us work long hours, take some ‘me’ time to do things you enjoy.
Set yourself goals and challenges, whether at work or outside.
Avoid unhealthy habits
Don’t rely on alcohol, smoking and caffeine – they might provide temporary relief, but in the long term, they won’t solve your problems.
Help other people
Evidence shows that people who help others, through activities such as volunteering or community work, often become more resilient.
Work smarter, not harder
Working smarter means prioritising your work, concentrating on the tasks that’ll make a real difference.
Try to be positive
Find the positives in life – try writing down 3 things that went well, or for which you’re grateful, at the end of every day.
Accept the things you can’t change
Changing a difficult situation isn’t always possible. Try to concentrate on the things you do have control over.
These 10 useful stress busters were taken from the official NHS website – click here for more useful advice, guides and tips!