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Stress Awareness Month

Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
edited April 2019 in Coffee lounge
It's Stress Awareness Month this April, to raise awareness about stress and how it can be managed. A lot of us will agree that life can get pretty stressful and it may not be easy to talk about it. It can impact us mentally and physically, from headaches to muscle pain. The NHS website says: 

You can't always prevent stress, but there are lots of things you can do to manage stress better. 

You could:

Other things that may help:

  • share your problems with family or friends
  • make more time for your interests and hobbies
  • take a break or holiday
  • take some regular exercise and make sure you're eating healthily
  • make sure you're getting enough sleep (see tips on better sleep

I recently signed up to Headspace to try their meditation guides, where you can pick a meditation for sleep, your kids, anxiety, work - just to name a few. I found it hard the first time to sit in silence and let my drift off, before I started thinking about what I can make for dinner. So I will start in the mornings and see how it goes. I have been slacking on my drawing but this is another way for me to easy those anxious feelings.. and of course baking. :)

How do you manage stress and have you found it helpful at all?


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