National Stress Awareness Day

1st of November marks the date of National Stress Awareness Day!

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action.

Stress affects us all at some point and whilst its difficult to anticipate what may be around the corner, there are things we can do to take control. These things are…

  1. Talking, talking to people about how you feel is important, sometimes thoughts can bottle up and only plague you more. Talking helps you vent and find solutions.
  2. Stay active, keeping active releases endorphin’s that naturally make you feel better. Healthy body! Healthy mind!
  3.  Eat well, Making sure you are getting all the correct nutrients you need is important to keep you fueled day to day.
  4.  Sleep more, sleep deprivation affects memory, judgement and mood. These are definitely things you want to avoid when stressed.
  5.  Last but not least, always make time for fun. Make time for leisure that brings you joy, your mood will be lifted.


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