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Today we focus on stress

Stress or ''stressed out'' is a common word/phrase we all hear on a daily basis, but not all of us express or show signs of stress which can and will have a detrimental affect on your personal well-being and mental state.

Being stressed can cause a number of issues both in personal and professional life. Below are some common symptoms of stress.


  • Racing or obsessive thoughts

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Fast heartbeat

  • Sweating and dizziness

  • Becoming forgetful and loss of concentration


Below are 5 techniques to help reduce and control your stress levels.

1. Be active

Exercise won't make your stress disappear, but it will reduce some of the emotional intensity that you're feeling, clearing your thoughts and letting you deal with your problems more calmly.

2. Work smarter, not harder

Working smarter means prioritising your work, concentrating on the tasks that'll make a real difference.

3. Try to be positive

Look for the positives in life, and things for which you're grateful. Try writing down 3 things that went well, or for which you're grateful, at the end of every day.

4. 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.

5. Avoid unhealthy habits

Don't rely on alcohol, smoking and caffeine as your ways of coping. In the long term, these crutches won't solve your problems. They'll just create new ones.

Don't let stress rule your life, relationships or well-being. Take control of it and always stay #positive. Seek help from your GP or head over to the below link for further help and guidance for coping with stress.

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