We’re continuing our blog series of Quick Tips from Mind, the Mental Health Charity, this post covers stress with eight simple things you can try to better manage your stress levels.
Work out your stress triggers
Then you can think about what you could do to manage your triggers better.
Sort out your worries
Divide them into those that you can so something about (now or soon) and those you can’t.
Make a list of jobs – tackle one task at a time, and alternate dull tasks with interesting ones.
Physical activity can help you feel calmer, stronger, and better able to deal with emotional stresses. Try something you enjoy, such as walking the dog, dancing, playing a sport or gardening.
Take regular breaks
If you feel things are getting on top of you, try taking a short stroll or having a hot drink.
List your achievements
Include everyday tasks like cooking or shopping. You can read the list whenever you need a boost.
Get a different perspective
Discussing your problems with someone else can give you new ideas for dealing with your problems. Sharing your thoughts can also help you feel calmer and listened to.
Get started by dong one task you feel you can manage – for example, making an appointment or doing the dishes.
For more information visit mind.org.uk/stress
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 or text: 86463