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Suffolk Learning Disability Partnership self-care calendar: day 10

Day 10: 10 practical tips for dealing with stress

Please see the poster below from Believe Perform: 10 practical tips for dealing with stress. You can also read the tips below.

01. Ask for help

Speak to someone about your struggles. This could be your GP, a friend, a family member, a support worker, mental health organisation or support charity.

02. Exercise Regularly

Exercise is a great tool which can help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

03. Problem Solve

Challenge any negative thoughts that you experience by using effective problem solving techniques. Mayo Clinic have some helpful problem-solving techniques here: https://mayocl.in/2Uqs3eA

04. Practice Breathing

Learn a range of breathing techniques. Try deep breathing or progressive muscle relaxation. You can search for these on YouTube for lots of helpful videos. Wim Hoff also has some helpful videos: https://bit.ly/35v4EiG

05. Eat Properly

Manage your energy levels and make sure you are eating the right food and staying hydrated.

06. Sleep Well

Aim for 7-8 hours sleep each night. Make sure you create a relaxing environment.

07. Stress Log

Identify and write down the things that are making you stressed and learn how to manage them effectively.

08. Be Aware

Monitor and be aware of your stress levels. Understand how you react to stress.

09. Organise and plan

Plan your time effectively. Set realistic goals and organise your time to make things easier.

10. Have fun

Go out and enjoy yourself. Spend some time where you can focus on yourself and have fun.

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