We lead very busy and stressful lives these days, but it’s how we handle the stresses and strains we face, that determines how well we cope with life. So today I thought I’d share will you a few tips I read somewhere recently about how to identify you stresses and reduce the impact they have on you:
- Try to identify what has made to feel stressed.
- Share your problems with a friend or family member, as talking about problems will help reduce your stress levels.
- Your friends and family will be the people who can help you through stressful times, so make sure you take the time to nourish and build these relationships.
- When you’re feeling stressed, don’t just sit back or hide and hope that the stress will pass. Instead, take control of the situation, as by doing this, you will feel more in control of the situation.
- Try some relaxation exercises as these may help focus your mind so that you can relax and take control of your stress triggers.
There are counsellors who specialise in help people who area suffering from stress, so it may be worth considering seeing a counsellor to discuss your stress with them.
Stress can often affect your physical well-being as well as your mental well-being, so if you feel your stress is affecting your physical or mental health adversely, please seek medical help from your doctor.
You can find lots of information about counselling at www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk