Since 1992 Stress Awareness Month has been recognised as a very important month to a lot of people. Stress is suffered currently by Millions in the UK and since COVID those numbers have risen dramatically and has had a damaging affect on many peoples health.
Stress is a major factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression, as well as other physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia, and digestive problems. So important to find ways to help relieve that stress and find ways to manage it best we can.
At Evergreen we have created a list of ways for you to help de-stress and find ways to stay positive:
When you feel stressed take a second and figure out if your takes hungry, angry, lonely, or tired and find ways to overcome each feeling. For example, if you feel lonely, call a friend or if you feel angry go for a walk or do something that will help reduce the anger.
Take a breath. Sounds simple but it does work. Take a big breath in and let it out slowly, do this a few times and see how you feel.
When you feel negative about where you are in life, make a list of your accomplishments and what you are good at. This will help you get a better perspective on life.
Recharge your batteries by doing something you love
Try to look for the upside in any downside situation
Try to eat healthy, rest plenty and do regular exercise.
Take care of yourself
Discuss your problems with a parents or friends.
Avoid drugs and alcohol as they can make stress worse.
Talk about stress and it’s effects on you, people can relate to you and offer solutions to help
Meditation, yoga and breathing exercises are a few ways to reduce your stress
Even 20-30 minutes a day of walking is a great stress reliever for some
Spending quality time with family and friends
Simply watching your favourite sit-com can often be just the distraction you need.
Exercise of any kind is good for you.
Stay Positive, sometimes its hard but it can help you get through the day.
Enjoy the small stuff like a cup of tea in the morning or sitting outside. Anything that makes you a little happier.
Do a social detox and unplug from the world. Sometimes too many distractions can be too much and overwhelm, taking an evening or even a weekend off your phone can put things into perspective.
Read a book, listen to music, paint, draw, sing, dance.
Do things that make you happy