April 10

Build Resilience To Deal With Stress

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I wanted to share some easy tips that you can incorporate into your daily life to beat stress which should contribute to positive changes in your mental wellbeing.

Exercise regularly – A big one for us here at Bootcamp SE16 is exercise. Years of experience in this industry have shown us what a powerful impact exercise can have on the body and mind. Exercise has been shown to release endorphins—natural substances that help you feel better and maintain a positive attitude. Find an exercise you enjoy that suits your wants and will keep you moving.  Don’t forget to factor in those rest days, they are just as important as the exercise it’s self.

Nurture your body with food and drink– Take the time to really think about what you’re putting into your body.  If you reach for unhealthy snacks or alcohol to help combat stress, this may help in the short term but the long term affects are worse and you’ll find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle. Aim to eat a variety of colourful foods, packed with nutrients and vitamins, whilst also enjoying treats and alcohol in moderation.

Reduce your triggers of stress – Take some time to look at your day to day living and work out what is causing you the most stress or anxiety, work out who or how you can ask others to help as you simply cannot do everything! It’s not always easy but working on your time management will have a huge impact on your productivity and any extra stress you’re facing when worrying about not getting things done. The more you simplify areas of your life, the more energy and time you’ll have for the important things.

Have realistic goals and expectations – If there are goals you are working towards, set small achievable tasks to begin with to get you started, then increase as you go.  Having a huge goal can feel daunting and overwhelming but breaking it down will make it feel manageable.  Writing lists will also help to clear your mind and give you a focus, keep a pad and pen by your bed to jot down any worries, thoughts or to-do’s before bed to help you sleep better.

Seek professional help – There is plenty of support from many different types of therapies. Talking to a therapist can help massively with mental clarity, there may be underlying issues or traumas you’ve experienced that are affecting you without realising.

Building resilience takes time and practice, but the benefits are well worth the effort. By incorporating these strategies into your life, you’ll find ways to shield yourself against stress.


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stress awareness month, Stress Management


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