Five stress-busting ideas

Stress is an inevitable part of life. It is how we manage it that makes the difference, with incorporating simple but effective strategies into our daily routines having a positive effect. With this in mind, let’s look at five stress-busting ideas to help you.
1. Be active

Exercise is not only beneficial for our physical health but can also be really useful when it comes to our mental health, which includes managing stress. If you do regular physical activity, you will release endorphins that naturally reduce stress.

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2. Take control

Something else that can help is taking control. A lack of control can lead to feeling overwhelmed, so you will be less stressed when you do things to regain control. Why not break tasks down into manageable steps, put them in order of priority, and create a realistic action plan?

3. Challenge yourself

Setting goals and challenging yourself can be a great way to combat stress, so it is wise to think about how to do it. You could learn a new skill using a macrame kit from Wool Couture or another stockist, tackle a challenging project, or just do something that takes you out of your comfort zone once in a while. These things will help you build confidence; when you are more confident in yourself, you will be less stressed.

4. Connect with people

Another great antidote to stress is human connection, so reach out to friends, family members or colleagues for support and encouragement when you need it. Socialising, whether in person or virtually, can help you feel better, with sharing your feelings helping to put things in perspective.

5. Have some ‘me time’

Even if life is busy, it is essential to carve out some time for yourself. Engage in activities that bring you relaxation and joy, whether reading a book, taking a bubble bath, enjoying a macrame kit, or perhaps meditating. Putting self-care first not only reduces stress but also makes you feel happy.

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Try some or all of these things and enjoy a much less stressful day-to-day life.

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