6 December 2022

Can you destress when you are stressed?

Stress is a common response of challenging or new situations. Stress can be mental and physical. Your body releases stress hormones like adrenaline, which may help you respond to a stressful situation. 

What else can you do to relieve stress?

  • Try exercise. Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects.
  • Spend time with friends and loved ones. Social support is linked with better mental health.
  • Make time for hobbies and activities you enjoy. Doing things you enjoy can help you relax and rejuvenate.
  • Get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for good physical and mental health.
  • Try relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation. These can help you focus and calm your mind.
  • Eat healthy foods. Eating nutritious foods helps your body to function at its best.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine. Both of these can contribute to anxiety and other stress-related symptoms.
  • Connect with nature. Spending time in nature can help reduce stress and promote a sense of peace.
  • Practice gratitude. Focusing on the positive can help you feel more content and less stressed.
  • Seek professional help if needed. If your stress is impacting your life in a negative way, don’t hesitate to seek help from a mental health professional.

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