Spring Renewal, Navigating Stress During Stress Awareness Month

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8 April 2024

Spring is here, a time for renewal, and it also happens to be Stress Awareness Month! Stress is personal, but it’s something we can all manage. The key is to find what works for you.

Stress is the body’s response to demand or threat. While it’s essential for survival in dangerous situations, chronic stress can harm our health.

Finding Your Sanctuary: The Healing Power of Nature

I love to get outside, particularly by the water. Whether it’s the river, sea, lake, or a stream, the water does something for me. Spending time in nature, especially near water, can help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.

 

Strategies to Manage Stress

  1. Exercise Regularly: Physical activity releases endorphins and reduces stress hormones.
  2. Practice Mindfulness and Meditation: Calm the mind and reduce stress levels.
  3. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Balanced diet, enough sleep, and avoiding excessive caffeine and alcohol.
  4. Seek Support: Talk to a friend, family member, or mental health professional.
  5. Set Boundaries: Learn to say no and prioritise tasks to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

This Stress Awareness Month, let’s prioritise our well-being and take proactive steps to reduce stress. Embrace the renewal of spring and find your sanctuary in nature to navigate the challenges of stress with grace and resilience.

If you enjoyed this and want more…I recently contributed to an article in WOW Beauty – I share some tips, tools, and reminders to guide you on your journey of self-discovery. And, how you can take steps towards being our true authentic self and free ourselves of the old, out of date pressures, expectations and negative stories.

Have a read here

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