Sometimes a small action is enough to reduce immediate feelings of stress. These are few suggestions others have found helpful.
In the moment of stress:
Take time in the day to speak to people you value. Have you made time for a cup of tea with work colleague? Have you spoken with your partner or children, or replied to a text a friend sent? By spending a few minutes focussing on the people who are important to you, reminds yourself that you aren’t alone and opens the door for further support.
Being grateful is known to have a beneficial effect on stress levels, and is the thinking behind strategies such as ‘3 good things’. Simple actions of positive reflection can help foster positive thinking.
Setting a small goal can refocus your mind away from negative areas of your life and achieve positive changes. Self-care goals can be ‘quick wins’. This might be getting a ten-minute walk, delegating something to someone else, or making time to reflect.
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