National Stress Awareness Day

Stress is such a serious health problem that many people face. Today is a day dedicated to those who suffer from stress, discover information and look at ways to help reduce stress in our lives.

Today try and keep away from negative vibes and do things that you love — go for a walk, get a massage, take a long and hot bath, and hang out with friends.

Here is 5 facts about stress

  1. Stress can overburden your mind with incessant worries- you may get flooded with thoughts on the future or silly little things

  2. It affects everyone differently - You may find you overthink, feel jittery, get dizzy or feel sweaty.

  3. It’s the “silent killer” - Stress is also classified as the silent killer because it’s usually the root cause of most heart diseases.

  4. Long-term stress can increase your risk of mental health disabilities with anxiety and depression being the common ones

  5. Insomnia can be stressed related - Feeling tired during the day can be down to insomnia or simply being exhausted from chronic stress

How to cope with stress

  1. Write three things your thankful for - this allows you to feel more positive

  2. Be more active - burn off all that negative energy or help lessen your stress levels

  3. Talk to your friends or family - especially when your struggling its good to talk things out

Explore these useful resources

Test your stress today:

Coping with stress - NHS mental health help:

How to manage and reduce stress:

You are never alone. Get help when stress gets to much or look for advice online by looking at the resources shown.

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