Tips for dealing with stress

With ever increasing levels of stress in the modern world it’s important for us to recognise the difference between being busy and being overburdened. A busy lifestyle may be manageable if it’s full of physical activity and creative, fun things we enjoy doing.

A coping strategy is needed though if we are experiencing stress, anxiety and tension. Stress is thought to be responsible for many illnesses and problems and over time it can lead to chronic ill health.

So try the following when you are next feeling stressed out:

  • Regular exercise – A walk in the park, a team sport, a round of golf. Anything that gets the blood and feel good endorphins pumping round your body or some fresh air into your lungs.
  • Laugh, socialise or do something creative – All of these reduce stress levels so don’t give them up because you are busy. The work will still be there tomorrow but you’ll feel better able to tackle it.
  • Reduce stimulants – Typically people reach for a cigarette or glass of wine even more when they are stressed out but this is just giving your body more toxins to work through. Swap that cigarette, coffee, cola or alcohol for a glass of water to rehydrate and dispel all the nasties.
  • Eat well – You’ll be craving unhealthy foods because of the increased cortisol but don’t give in. The right foods will replenish the vitamins and minerals that are depleted by stress. Try swapping that afternoon chocolate for an apple.
  • Complementary therapy – Reflexology is great at relieving stress as it’s such a relaxing treatment. You are likely to sleep better and notice a feeling of improved mood and general wellbeing

So go on, tackle that stress today!

A marketing professional turned complementary therapist. First I experienced the fast paced life of both an agency and client side marketing career. Now I am following a life long ambition to work with individuals and help them feel better through relaxing and rebalancing.

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