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When you feel stressed.

When you feel stressed

First, I am sorry you feel stressed. And I hope the tips here help.  I am afraid that stress is a normal part of life, but I know it can feel overwhelming. When you're stressed, your body releases hormones that can cause all kinds of physical and emotional symptoms, The most common are headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, anxiety, and irritability. But there are some actions you can take to help you feel better.

Here are some tips to help you manage the stress in your life.


Exercise is a great way to relieve stress as well as help your overall health. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week. Even very gentle exercise can help. Walking is great.


There are all kinds of relaxation techniques around. They can help you reduce stress. Try Box Breathing or another breathing meditation. Find something that works for you and practice it regularly. I use Box Breathing.

Get enough sleep

Lack of sleep magnifies stress. 7-8 hours of each night is recommended.

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet can help both your mood and energy levels, Eat plenty of fruit, fresh vegetables, cereals and nuts. Avoid processed, fatty and sugary food and reduce your intake of caffeine. For coffee addicts like me that is a real sacrifice, but it is worth it.

Keep your relationships strong

Spending time with loved ones can really help. Talk to them about how you feel and let them support you.

Do things you enjoy 

Make time for you and the activities you enjoy.

Work on staying positive

Work on those negative thoughts. Try to challenge them and replace them with more positive ones.

Talk to some someone

Talk to you nearest and dearest But think about  talking to your doctor and consider getting support from a counsellor or a life coach like me. We really can help.

I hope these tips help you to cope with stress in your life. It is important to act before stress makes you ill. Don't  be afraid to seek help. I would be very happy to talk to you about how I can help. 

Wendy Mason Smith is a Life Coach, Career Coach,
Writer and Mentor to some very special people. You can  contact her, book a  free coaching session, or find out more by phoning her at 44 (0) 7867681439 or following this link.

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search - you can find her books on Amazon at this link          


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