Stress is one of the major causes of many health problems because it weakens the immune system and degrades our total well-being. As per the latest statistics from the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK’s population have felt too much stress in the past year (we’re speaking of Covid days here already), 32% have had suicidal thoughts and 16% of which have tried hurting themselves as a way of releasing stress, tension and overwhelming feelings. Isn’t this heartbreaking?
Nowadays, there have been more stressors in our lives like work, negative people, social media, family and relationship problems and now the pandemic and sometimes it gets too difficult to handle. People are having real difficulties and they don’t know what to do. Here at Wellness Now LLC, it is our outmost responsibility to share what we know about Stress Management.
How you react to stress is what will make the difference. If you respond negatively, it will impact you negatively but if you remain calm and positive, you will feel more confident and believe that you will be able to get through it.
If you can’t talk to anyone, learn to talk to yourself in the most sensible way. Ask yourself questions on how you’re going to handle the issues and weigh the pros and cons. You can even write it down in a piece of paper.
Practice also the positive self talk. Replace the “I can’t” with “I can” and “Here’s what I can do” not what you can’t. Do not focus on what you cannot control, focus on what can be done. Also, writing down things that you are grateful for also helps because you see that you are still blessed despite the hard things that has been happening.
It is important that you still take care of yourself despite stress and the more you have to pay attention to what your mind and body need. What you can do is take a 5-10 minute walk every day and just breathe the fresh air and appreciate the environment and people around you; Eat healthy and whole foods and do not overindulge on sweets, junk food and alcohol and nicotine – this will all just worsen things. Do some physical exercises like jogging or running and meditation exercises. Learn how to do yoga. There are a lot of yoga videos in Youtube that you can follow. You can also treat yourself to a spa weekend. Go out for a nail or hair care. Go have a massage. This will help release all the tension. The bottom line is, always find time to do things that will give you joy.
CONSULT/TALK TO SOMEONE
Here at Wellness Now LLC, we have Licensed Therapists and Psychologists that are available for therapy sessions. If you already feel like you are being taken over by your emotions, you can always talk to someone. Sometimes, letting it all out can really help ease the burden. At Wellness Now LLC, you can trust that the sessions will be very helpful and you can really improve coping mechanisms.
Stress is already a part of our lives but it should not just be accepted as it is and then takes a toll in our lives. It should be managed and we will help you with that. Talk to us.