April 1

Stress Awareness Month

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Did you know April is stress awareness month?

With life returning to normal, the sudden influx of social and work events can be extremely exhausting and overwhelming, not to mention the everyday demands of life.

So we thought it would be a good time to touch base and discuss rest and recovery, especially with Easter coming up.

Stress can take on many forms in our day to day lives and is different for everyone, you may be experiencing symptoms which could be linked to stress without you even realising its happening.

Below are the most common signs of stress or burnout:
  • A lack of energy or low energy
  • Frequent headaches
  • An upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and/or nausea
  • Aches, pains, and tense muscles
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Self-doubt.
  • Procrastinating and taking longer to get things done.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.

Prevention is always better than cure, so where you can learn to read the signs of stress, this will help you to stop burn out from happening.

Did you know that even Micro Stress can build up in the day time and lead to you hitting your ceiling for stress, which can to lead to breaking point and frustration.

In our every day busy lives it’s hard to stop and observe the little things that stress us out, so it’s goof to practise mindfulness when it comes to stress triggers and learn to recognise what those stress tiggers are.

In next week’s newsletter we’ll be talking about how to help cope with stress, simple things you can do daily or weekly to help take care of your body and mind, the two are closely linked and taking care of one has a huge, positive impact on the other.

For more information on stress and burnout, here’s a helpful link https://mentalhealth-uk.org/burnout/ to read over.

For now, enjoy the weekend, we’re hoping the sun will shine and make sure get outside 🙌


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