We know that stress related illness is on the increase and stress in schools and the workplace are at a all time high. Mental health problems are directly related to and influenced by stress, and as such we are seeing record numbers of people having difficulties with anxiety and depression.
That paints a pretty bleak picture, but there are some easy ways to help yourself, some of which we will list here. If you want more information you will find lots of guides online, or in your local bookstore. Failing that you can book us for a stress management workshop. In the mean time try some of these options below.
Sometimes the simplest things can help. Walking gets your heart pumping, improves your immune system and helps you burn off those unhelpful stress chemicals, Adrenaline and Cortisol, it can also increase your dopamine levels. 20 minutes brisk walk is all it takes, so take that lunch break walking in the park, or just around the block.
Another simple thing, if you have a friendly pet or know someone who does, give it a stroke, it will again reduce stress hormones and improve your mood.
List all the things you have to do or prioritise, put the most important at the top, and work in 45 minute shifts. At 45 min's take a break for 5, walk around, stretch, laugh. Now go back to your task, and when its done, reward yourself with a longer break or treat (not chocolate or a sweet food)
What? yes you heard it. Very often we put off doing the thing we dread most, or like least. But you could get it done first, make it top of your to do list. Firstly you get the satisfaction of having done the horrific task! chemically that's a good thing for your brain, but secondly, all your next tasks are going to seem easier, and you no longer have the dread of that one terrible task hanging over you all day.
Please call 07724 18 66 72 or email for a confidential discussion about our stress management programs the workplace.