Coping with long term stress

We all experience temporary feelings of stress as  part of our daily life; but when  these feelings become long-lasting or chronic, they can have a severe impact on our health and wellbeing

Long term or Chronic stress can seem overwhelming, and at times you may feel unable to regain control over your life, hence it is important you don’t suffer in silence but seek professional medical guidance, advice and support from your doctor who could also refer you to specialist.

Some self-help techniques you can try includes include;-

  1. Finding what is causing your stress and finding ways to deal with them yourself or seek professional advise
  2. Developing a tool box of tips and techniques  you can use
  3. Sharing how you are feeling to others you trust
  4. Practising breathing, relaxation, laughter yoga,  and many other  techniques.

If the self help techniques are not working for you than you should seek professional medical advice from your doctor or specialist in this area.

Check out the NHS sitehttps://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/stress/

You will be ok, You will feel better, just don’t suffer in silence.

Try meditation to help reduce stress

I must say initially, I was a bit uncomfortable with mediation, as I thought its was just weird. As I started to do some research, I was amazed at the different forms of meditation. I tried a couple before selecting a few techniques which I use.

I must say, now find meditation helps me to cast aside my stress and worries as I get into a deep state of relaxation which helps my mind to be calm and help to reduce stress. There are different forms of meditation which you can try. Just google simple meditation and then browse trough and try a few so you can find the one which suits you.


Meditation has been scientifically proven to help alleviate stress after just eight weeks of regular practice. Try this 10 minutes relation from headspace https://www.headspace.com/meditation/10-minute-meditation


Meditation can be used as a quick-fix stress reliever to help you reverse your body’s stress response and get you into a relaxed sate. If you are new to the idea of meditation keep practising and you will for sure enjoy the benefits as I am.

Do share you experiences here with me. Rember, keep clam and don’t let stress steal you joy and happiness.

Using mantras to help reduce stress

Stress is part of life and though we cannot avoid them, we can have a set of techniques we can use. One way to reduce stress is the use of mantras to help ease some of the tension and quiet the mind..
As we can use exercise to train our bodies, meditation and mantras can be used to train our minds .and help reduce stress. I have a number of mantras I use on a regular basis which help me especially moments when I feel stressed or overwhelmed. I also record them so I can listen to them.


According to Dr. Herbert Benson, president and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School, those who chanted mantras experienced psychological changes. These changes ranged from reduced heart rate, lower stress levels, and slower metabolism. Benson also documented that repeating mantras can benefit the immune system and relieve insomnia, leading to reduced doctor visit.

Mantras can help us reduce stress by repeating them and by combining them with sound, breathing, and rhythm. This then evokes a relaxing quality and allows for your mind to stop wandering and for you to just be still.

Write down some mantras put them everywhere. At the office, at your desk, at home. Put it anywhere so you can glance over at it when you get overwhelmed. You could also record and listen to them when needed.

Thanks very much for taking time to read this, and I hope you found it useful,

Tips for Stress Awareness Month #StressMangementTips #StressAwarnessMonth

Stress is linked to physical, mental, and emotional health. During Stress Awareness Month we are encouraged to learn about what triggers our stress and how we can best manage it using various tips and tools. I will be writing weekly blogs every Monday in April sharing things I have done to help me cope and manage stress based on my experience and from other individuals and organisations.

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I have also written a self help book Crown of Smiles, which is a very practical. I share my journey from the time when I became divorced and a single parent of two boys, At about the same time my house was going to be repossessed, I had a lot of debt and was made redundant from my job.

The struggle was real and though at times I felt like giving up my faith kept me going and when I saw the smiles on my children’s faces it gave me hope and motivated me to seek help to cope with the sadness, depression and stressful moments. The book’s title is all about putting down my crown of sadness and replace it for the Crown of Smiles with hope, faith and gratitude that life will work out maybe not as how I had hoped, but hw it was meant to be.

According to the Mental Health Foundation in the United Kingdom, it seems that 74% of UK adults have had a moment where they’ve felt so stressed that they’ve been too overwhelmed or unable to cope with the situation. Not only that, but it has been estimated that between 75% and 90% of all visits to doctors are related to complaints or concerns whose root cause is stress.

So if we can make time to understand what cause us stress we can find ways to mange it, as we really cannot avoid stress. It is part of life.

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if you need further help please message me and book free initial consultation,

Take it easy, try not to be too stressed about life. #StressManagementTips

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are ok. Take it easy, try not to be too stressed about what is going on right now.

 

Take time to pause and reflect on things. Find ways to adapt and adjust to life as it is. At the initial start of COVID19, I spent a few days in tears and feeling stressed as most of my work had been cancelled and I was so stressed not knowing how i was going to cope with less finance.

One day I decided to take time to reflect on things and started to look at things differently. I started to write down all the options I had, and as i did this for a few days, ideas started coming my way. A friend I had not seen for over 12 years, called me one day and offered me some consultancy work in her company for two days a month. I was so excited and grateful at the opportunity that I said yes there and then. This then opened the way to other opportunities. I also used the other days to develop a business idea I had as well as volunteering some hours to deliver lunches to those in our community who need help and support.

Tips to manage stress #StressManagementTips

Stress is part of life and even though we may not be able to eliminate  it all, we can find ways to help us cope and seek help when we find we cannot cope or don’t even know what to do.

Take the time to look at your life and find out who or what situation triggers stress in your life.

Answer this question – What can you do about it? Look at the options you have

If you are not sure what to do about it, is there someone or an organisation who you could talk to about it?

If you can’t do anything about it because it is beyond your control, just breathe, release it and let it go.

Escape 2 Happiness Island to relieve stress #StressManagementTips

Questions to ask yourself when you when you feel a failure.

 

 

If we’re willing to view our failure in a positive light and to analyse how we can use what we’ve learnt in the future, the things we go through will enable us to grow stronger and wiser.

If you feel you have failed at something why not take a few minutes to answer these questions which I hope will help you and if you do need help do send me a message.

  1. What have I learned?
  2. Am I grateful for this experience?
  3. How can I turn it into success?
  4. Where do I go from here?
  5. Who else has failed like this, and how can they help me?
  6. How can my experience help others?
  7. Did I actually fail, or just fall short of an unrealistically high goal?
  8. What did I handle well about this experience?’

 

It may not feel like you will smile again…..

Every one of us has bad days, and every one of us has good days. Both states pass and  both come again, in different ways. What makes the  diffrence in the way we react to our bad days is our attitude,

It may not feel like you will smile again, but never loose hope.

Life is a balance of light and dark, bad times and good times. Happiness comes not from being attached to the good days and dreading the bad days, but by accepting that both are a part of life. When you accept this, you are able to live from a more balanced perspective, with equanimity, enjoying the good times, learning from the hard times, and appreciating that both have an important role.

If you need help to regain your smile why not email me to buy a copy of my popular self help book – Crown of Smiles. £4.99 which has tips on how I too recovered from unhappiness, sadness, depression and low self esteem.

8th June #WooHooBoomBoomDay (International)

I am so excited, I have created my own international day  which falls on my birthday, as part of my mission to encourage us all to  take time out of our busy schedule to lighten up, have fun and share a smile with others.

 

Some fun things you could do

( Please feel free to let me know how you will be celebrating. You can post on twitter using  #WooHooBoomBoomDay

1.Start your day with a smile

As soon as you wake up join me and say ! I’m alive and I feel happy boomboom, I feel like laughing out loud boomboom. Now  I am laughing and feel good boomboom!

2.Do the one Minute Smilence!

3.Share a Smile

So many people are feeling lonely, and unhappy, so lets try and smile to as many people as we can today, and remember it’s ok if they don’t smile back.

4.Get or make your own WooHooBoomBoom Tshirt

5.Put on your WooHooBoomBoom fun glasses

6.Get a copy of my book – Crown of Smiles

May the Smile be with you! #WooHooBoomBoom

 

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