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We all experience stress in our lives from time to time particularly in the world we live in and how busy everybody’s lives are and the pace in which we operate from every day.
So it’s important to watch and manage our stress levels. I have listed below some useful tips for this
1. Physical exercise – Helps to release the chemicals called endorphins which in turn trigger positive feelings in the body.
2. Abdominal Breathing Technique - How it’s done - With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs. 6 to 10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes each day
3. Worry Diary – Allow yourself to write everything down that is worrying or causing you stress, then look at these worries. If you keep this diary daily it’s a way of monitoring your thoughts and in turn recognising when we are becoming stressed and what situations may be causing you stress
4. Manage your time – use a diary, get organised the night before if you know you have a busy day the next day. Accept it’s not possible to do everything and prioritise tasks
5. Sleep More – Get the amount of sleep you know that you need
6. Try yoga or meditation
7. Talk to someone - often sharing your concerns or telling somebody how you feel can be helpful
8. Avoid Caffeine - swap for herbal teas, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated as this helps the body to manage stress better
9. Say NO – Its ok to say no and recognise you can’t do everything
10. Take time out – Take time out for yourself to do the things you like to do