10 simple ways to better manage stress

10 simple ways to better manage stress

About a week ago was International Stress Awareness Day.

But it’s never too late to review some simple, and powerful stress management strategies.

These 10 tips will help you keep those unpleasant emotions in check; AND free you up to enjoy more of those positive emotions…such as happiness!

So if you ever feel stressed and if you ever feel you’d like to better manage life then keep reading below…

via the Telegraph by Madeleine Howell

International Stress Awareness Day bills itself as an opportunity to “speak up and speak out about stress”. It’s a timely issue: this year, Prince Harry made startling admissions about the stress he suffered following the tragic loss of his mother Princess Diana.

Meanwhile, a new study of 5,000 UK adults has found that Britain is losing almost five billion hours of sleep worrying each year. The research, undertaken by YouGov for the Swinton Group, showed that this has a negative impact on their day-to-day wellbeing of 6 in 10 people.

Home security doubts, money worries, health concerns and work woes are among the most common causes. According to the Health and Safety Executive’s Labour Force Survey, in 2015 and 2016 stress accounted for a considerable 37pc of all work-related cases of ill health.

An independent ‘Thriving at Work’ review commissioned by Theresa May in January also revealed this week that 300,000 people actually lose their jobs due to poor mental health and stress management each year, at a cost of £99bn a year to the UK economy.

For Hansa Pankhania, a fellow of the International Stress Management Association (which organises International Stress Awareness Day) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the lack of awareness about simple stress management tools is “shocking”. Pankhania states that stress and mental health are intertwined, and stress is inextricably linked to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

But according to Pankhania (who is also the author of From Stress to Success and runs a stress management consultancy)  there are a number of highly effective tools at our fingertips that are free and easy to integrate into our daily lives. “It’s so important to raise awareness of simple things you can do without falling back on alcohol, which only compounds the problem,” she says.

So without further ado, here’s some easy (and most importantly, affordable) ways to manage stress in your day-to-day life, as recommended by the experts…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE