Six tips to help you stress less
The World Health Organisation dubbed stress the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century’. Here are some tips to help you battle your burdens.
Try as we might, we can't always avoid the big stresses in life.
Moving house, relationship breakdowns or starting a new job – sometimes there’s no getting around how hard these periods of our lives can be.
"Stress affects our bodies biologically, as it releases cortisol and adrenaline, which leaves us anxious and drained," says Kate McHugh, a mental health practitioner from Mind Australia. "Trauma puts our bodies into fight or flight mode, and when this is ongoing it can be detrimental to our physical and mental health". So, how do we mitigate the strain on our bodies and minds in difficult life periods?
Before we dive into these tips and tricks, it’s important to remember that everyone’s situation is unique, so some of these points will work for some, but not for others. If you feel that you’re in need of support, always reach out to those around you or speak to a professional.