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Stress busters

Stress-busting techniques

  • Establish regular times for when you eat, sleep, read, exercise, grocery shop and so on. 
  • Look after your health, with healthy food, regular exercise and calm times in your day. 
  • Be aware of thoughts that don’t help. 
  • Face whatever worries or scares you. Sometimes, worrying about a problem is worse than the actual problem.
  • Think about breaking a big problem into smaller ones. Work on your problem solving, and don’t wait for a sudden miraculous answer.
  • Write a to-do list. If a task or problem is on paper, then it doesn’t have to be in your head.
  • Hang out with people who care about you
  • Be mindful of how you’re feeling, where you are, and who you’re with. 
  • Practise relaxing. Yoga or meditation, or just sit quietly in the park and let your body and mind settle.
  • Take time out every day to do something you enjoy.

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Stress-busting techniques

  • Establish regular times for when you eat, sleep, read, exercise, grocery shop and so on. 
  • Look after your health, with healthy food, regular exercise and calm times in your day. 
  • Be aware of thoughts that don’t help. 
  • Face whatever worries or scares you. Sometimes, worrying about a problem is worse than the actual problem.
  • Think about breaking a big problem into smaller ones. Work on your problem solving, and don’t wait for a sudden miraculous answer.
  • Write a to-do list. If a task or problem is on paper, then it doesn’t have to be in your head.
  • Hang out with people who care about you
  • Be mindful of how you’re feeling, where you are, and who you’re with. 
  • Practise relaxing. Yoga or meditation, or just sit quietly in the park and let your body and mind settle.
  • Take time out every day to do something you enjoy.

Make stress management fun

  • Sweat out your stress with a high intensity workout. Or do the opposite: completely wind down in a tai chi class.
  • Spend time with someone who makes you laugh. 
  • Grab some pencils and a colouring book. While you’re colouring in, you are slowing your thoughts and using your creativity.
  • Dance around the house to your favourite music.
  • Head outside for fresh air and a close encounter with the natural environment.
  • Turning off your screens and devices can help you switch off your thinking. On the flip side, watching a funny movie or talking to someone on Facetime can help you feel better too.
  • Eat a banana or a potato. These foods have potassium, which can improve your body’s energy and recovery.
  • Find a repetitive activity, such as knitting, wood carving or making jewellery. The simple act of repeating a skill with your hands can relieve stress.

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