How can I reduce stress?
TALK ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF STRESS
Reduce the stigma associated with stress and talk it out. Get people share their own experiences and how it has affected them. It’s a great chance to get to understand them. It may also offer the opportunity to help improve your/their stress levels.
BE NICE TO THOSE WHO ARE STRESSED
Treat others with compassion and empathy. Treat them exactly how you would want to be treated in the same situation. Often people dismiss stress and don’t process the emotion. If you know someone may be stressed, double-check they’re OK and offer help and support.
SHARE YOUR COPING MECHANISMS
If you’ve found a strategy that helped you share it with others. Someone may be suffering from stress and your words of wisdom may be their saviour.
LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
It’s all about self-care. Take time out of your day to relax or do something you enjoy. Spend some quality time with yourself and try to forget about your worries for a while. Make sure to exercise, eat well and get a good night sleep!
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