National Stress Awareness Day – 2nd November 2022
Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and tears. Millions around the UK experience stress and it is damaging to our health and wellbeing.
Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. When you are stressed, your body releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. If stress gets overwhelming it can cause other mental health problems emotional exhaustion and physical illness and can impact on work. relationships. families, and every aspect of life.
The aim of the day is to raise awareness, publicity and profile of stress and its impact. and reduce stigma while promoting the importance of well-being and stress reduction for individuals and organisations.
Here are 5 self-care strategies to reduce stress:
I. Establish your priorities – be it in work or daily life
2. Write down the things that are making you stressed, identify your stressors and how to manage them.
3 Reach out to family and friends
4. Spend time exercising or out in nature.
5. Once a week set time aside to do a hobby you enjoy.
For more advice on managing stress, please visit: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/