Five Most Effective Methods To Deal With Daily Stress
Stress is omnipresent in our lives and with increased uncertainty of the current pandemic, it is easier than ever to become a hostage of stress and let it rule your daily lives. April has been recognised as Stress Awareness Month so we have put together five most effective methods to deal with daily stress.
According to the Mental Health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Some of us have mastered our physical wellbeing with regular exercise but we often neglect our mental and emotional wellbeing. Like our physical strength, mental and emotional wellbeing should be part of your day to day routine and exercised regularly to maintain a balanced and healthy life.
It takes 30 days to build a habit and with no end to this quarantine, take the next 30 days to build positive habits to help you develop a robust mechanism for dealing with daily stresses.
It is paramount to be self-aware enough to recognise the warning signs that your stress levels are running high. After becoming aware of your increased stress levels, it is important to identify the cause of your stress, and by practicing all or at least one of our tips below you can take back control and avoid more stress.
Set yourself 5 commitments for the next 30 days, one for each of our tips, to help you to best cope with the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, protect your mental health and maximise your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
1. Eat Well
Fueling your body with nutritious and healthy food will give you the energy to go about your day and keep your stress under control if your body is fueled from within. We love the simple and delicious recipes that @deliciouslyella shares.
2. Sleep Well
Maintaining good sleep hygiene is paramount to being able to fight away the daily stresses. The @insighttimer app that has over 40,000 hours of free guided meditations for sleep, relaxation and many many more.
3. Workout Well
Keeping an exercise routine up and running (pun intended) will help not only your body but also your mind and doing it with @thebodycoach is also great fun!
4. Learn Well
Expanding your understanding of possible triggers and learning how others deal with stress will continuously evolve your knowledge and your toolbox of effective techniques to fight daily stresses.
Listen To Podcasts
Podcasts have become the go-to medium for people to dive into 30 mins to an hour of learning, humour or a bit of real-life crime, whilst the evening chores are being done or on the morning commute to work. With no work to go to, make sure you still retain the habit of listening to your favourite podcast! For something new that will help you find your very own “Happy Place” check out @happyplaceofficial
With plenty more time on our hands, pick up books that will help your mind learn new tricks on how to keep calm, keep positive and declutter your mind to organise your thoughts and develop positive methods to regain control and maintain your daily stresses.
Watch The Series
Binging on Netflix can be a very tempting prospect in this lockdown, but apart from entertaining series and movies, Netflix has many series which are a great resource of learning more about the mind and how it works.
5. Connect & Create Well
Thanks to technology, we can still continue to connect and participate in workshops and keep up or develop new hobbies. We have got a few easy hobbies below that you can pick up that may even turn into a permanent hobby post lockdown.
Jewellery Making from Shh by Sadie (@shhbysadie)
Sadie, a welsh luxury handmade jewellery designer creates a blast of colour with her confident, statement jewellery that is designed to brighten your day also teaches workshops where you can make your very own, unique necklaces, earrings or bracelets.
The Knit Kit Co (@theknitkitco)
Helen and Lou have got you covered with everything you need to start your very own knitting project, even if you have never held knitting needles in your hands! Who said knitting is only for grannies?
Bunny & Blossom (@bunnyandbloomcrafts)
Hope has got the most gorgeous embroidery kits which will make a perfect stocking filler or a birthday gift when you are reunited with your loved ones.