Although some amount of stress is a normal part of life, particularly difficult situations can leave us feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and just plain stressed out!
Prolonged or excessive stress can have a seriously detrimental effect on both physical and mental health – it’s important to make sure worries, anxiety, and mental exhaustion don’t take over our lives.
Mary Magalotti’s Top Tips
- Avoid overcommitting: We’ve all done it – said yes to that thing we really don’t have the time or energy for. Practice saying no and watch your schedule free up!
- Give yourself permission to relax: It’s no good taking a day off if you spend it worrying about what you have to do next! Allow yourself time away from the grind of daily life – and put your phone on silent!
- Find a hobby you love: Whether it be sports, reading, or cooking, we all deserve the chance to spend some time kicking back.
- Seek support: We all need some extra help now and again. Our Life Resolutions psychologists can help you learn to live a life free from excessive stress.