Every April since 1992 Stress Awareness Month has been running in a bid to increase public awareness of both the causes and treatments for stress. Stress is damaging to our health and well-being and millions around the UK experience it. According to the Mental Health Foundation, at some point in the last year, 74% of us have felt so stressed that we have felt unable to cope.
Stress can be the major drive behind mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Reducing stress is important and therefore, Stress Awareness Month can help to understand what is causing us personal stress and share ways to combat it.
There are many ways to reduce stress. When life is busy or stressful, prioritising your health and self-care regime is important. Below is the 10-step stress solution.
- Prioritise your health
- Don’t try to change everything at once
- Change your environment
- Small changes add up
- If you fall, get back up again
- Make time for your new habits
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Practice deep breathing
- Stay hydrated
- Eat for well-being
- Do some exercise/go for a walk
- Adopt a positive mindset
- Time management
- Spend less time scrolling on social media
- Learn to say no
Visit the website below for more information on stress and how to reduce it.