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  • Writer's pictureJulie Kuhn

Reduce stress and feel happier in your daily life

Are you feeling stressed out lately? You're not alone!

I’ve struggled with feeling stressed over the years and found that it is a common part of life, but too much of it can take its toll on our physical and mental well-being.

That's why I decided to learn how to build resilience (that bounce back ability) so that I could manage stress when it popped up and I could also feel happier in my daily life.

Now, reducing stress doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. There are simple strategies that you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you feel calmer and more relaxed.

Candles and cosy, comfy cushions and blankets spring to mind...

But there are also lots of regular things that you can do. Let me tell you about some of them:

Firstly, exercise is a fantastic way to reduce stress and improve mood. Whether you're into walking, running, yoga, or dancing, find an activity that you enjoy and set yourself some goals. Trust me, your body will thank you for it!

Next up, mindfulness. Mindfulness is all about being present and fully engaged in the moment. It can help calm your mind and reduce anxiety. You can practice mindfulness through meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply by paying attention to your surroundings.

One of my favourite moments is simply watching the clouds go by or having a mindful cuppa.

Getting enough sleep is also crucial for managing stress. Learn what your body needs. Just because somebody tells you that you need 9 hours a night doesn’t mean that you do too! We’re all different and have different needs. I like to aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night and have a consistent sleep regime to help regulate my body's internal clock.

Eating a healthy diet can also help reduce stress by providing your body with the nutrients it needs to function optimally. Avoid processed foods, caffeine, and alcohol, which can all contribute to stress and anxiety.

Connecting with others, in my book, is a really powerful stress-buster. Reach out to friends and family for emotional support or join a social group or club that aligns with your interests. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick connection with a neighbour or someone at your local shop or better still a chat with a friend, to help you feel better.

Lastly, don't forget to take breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge.

Step away from your work or other stressors and do something enjoyable, such as reading a book or taking a walk.

Remember to prioritise self-care and make time for the activities that give you what you need.

So, there you have it - some simple yet effective ways to reduce stress and feel happier in your daily life. Incorporate these strategies into your routine and watch as your stress levels decrease and your happiness levels increase!

And don’t forget that if you're feeling overwhelmed with stress or struggling with difficult emotions, you don't have to face it alone. Reach out to a trusted friend or family member or alternatively speak to your GP.

Counselling can be a great support for helping with stress and if you want to find out more please get in touch...

☎ Contact me on: 07478 754839

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It won’t cost you anything, there is no pressure, there are no expectations and you can ask me any questions you might have.

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