Struggling with stress?

Struggling with stress?

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.

Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress, so a situation that feels stressful to one person may be motivating to someone else.

If you’re stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause.
The most unhelpful thing you can do is turn to something unhealthy to help you cope, such as smoking or drinking.

In life, there’s always a solution to a problem. Not taking control of the situation and doing nothing will only make your problems worse.
says Professor Cary Cooper, an occupational health expert at the University of Lancaster

Top ten stress-busting suggestions

– Be active
– Take control
– Connect with people
– Have some ‘me time’
– Challenge yourself
– Avoid unhealthy habits
– Help other people
– Work smarter, not harder
– Try to be positive
– Accept the things you can’t change

Abstract from an article originally posted on nhs.uk

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