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.