Here are 5 tips to reduce stress and anxiety:-
1. Stay organised
You only have 24 hours in a day. Make sure you make the most of every moment and reduce stress with a simple to-do list.
2. Get moving
It’s no secret movement helps to destress and reduce anxiety. Something as simple as a walk or any exercise reduces stress hormones and releases mood-boosting endorphins and dopamine.
3. Sleep well
It’s important to get around 8 hours of sleep every night. Make sure your bedroom is a relaxing environment. Keep it dark and technology free to allow you to really unwind after a long day.
4. Eat healthily
Eating whole foods, fruit, veg and lean proteins may reduce your stress levels and boost your immune system. Are you a coffee fanatic? Try cutting your caffeine intake to 2 cups a day. Or as our DPH & SDS Service staff like fruit teas, peppermint tea, green tea or decaffinated Yorkshire tea and filter Coffee!
5. Take some “me time”
No one can be on it all the time – not even Beyonce! Don’t be afraid to switch off your phone and enjoy a little “me time”. Read, listen to music, binge watch your favourite series – take time to check in with yourself and do the things you love.
How can I get involved in World Mental Health Day?
There are plenty of ways you can raise awareness and show your support for World Mental Health Day this Sunday. Here’s a few ideas:
Organise an event in your workplace to talk about mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression (and how these affect work) with the help of some professional speakers.
Pledge to do something different everyday this week that has a positive impact on your wellbeing, and encourage the people around you to do so too. It could be as simple as making time for some mindfulness or meditation every day, or getting out in nature more often than usual.
Donate money to an organisation working towards mental health
issues like The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), Mind, or The Mental Health Foundation.
Follow @HealthDayUK on Twitter and retweet their World Mental
Health Day 2021 posts to help raise awareness of mental health issues in young people, create a conversation around what World Mental Health Day is, and encourage more people to get involved in celebrating this important day. You can also use the hashtag #WorldMentalHealthDay.