Ordering daily tasks at work or home according to importance and into manageable sizes, may be a help with stress if you are overwhelmed by the feeling that everything needs doing – and you don’t know where to start, or how to stop worrying.
Exercise can also help counter the flight-or-fight tension of stress, reducing cortisol levels in your body. Guided meditation, mindfulness and yoga can help you learn techniques to switch off from stressful thoughts.
Stress doesn’t always go away though, even when you feel you’ve resolved a problem or challenge, so it can be helpful to talk about how you’re feeling and coping.
If stress is affecting your home or work life, talk to your GP. They may advise medication if stress is making you feel anxious or depressed, or a talking therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
If you’re struggling to cope with stress or feel alone, you can turn to us. At Make a Difference, everyone’s mental health is valued. If it would help to have a friendly ear, we’re here for you.
You don’t need a diagnosis, referral or appointment to access mental wellbeing support and friendship at Make a Difference.