Stress Head

Morning sweetness!

Before you start reading this post I want you to take a deep breathe and promise me the next 24 hours of your life are going to be stress free. OK semi-stress free.

I'm sure you've all had that moment where you're sat at your desk and work/family/friends/just life is stressing you out. It gets to the point where you can actually imagine pulling your own hair out in frustration. 

How do you stop these moments?

Sometimes the things that stress us out are things we can't avoid, but we can learn how to deal with it all better.

I read in Zest magazine recently that "today's average level of anxiety is equivalent to what was considered clinical in the 50's". I know times have changed drastically, but that is still a worrying thought.

Are you a stress head?

I wouldn't count myself as a major stress head. There are moments when projects aren't going right and I get frustrated, but these moments pass.
Over the past few months I've learnt, and honestly I'm still learning to appreciate the little things. Like you beautiful people. 
Do I get stressed out sometimes because I can't think of anything to write? Yes. 
Do I get annoyed with myself when I forget to take a photo for that recipe post and have to recreate the whole thing? Yes
Do I also know that you're not going to stop reading just because I miss a couple of posts? Yes

Do you have any tips for the stress heads in your life?

My big one is EVALUATE.
Really think about what is causing that stress. Is the outcome of not finishing it right now going to be that earth shattering. If it does need to be finished right now, break it down into manageable chunks, get rid of distractions and focus on the task in hang. 

Switch OFF technology.
Getting a good night's sleep is vital to being at your most productive the next day. If you're one of those people who checks their e-mails in bed - switch it off. There are only certain people who HAVE to answer an e-mail after 9pm i.e. people who run countries!

Take TIME.
Even if it's only 5 minutes, take time to do something for yourself.
My thing?
Reading. Whether its a fiction book, magazine, blogs, or the bible. If I can feel myself getting worked up I take 5 minutes out to do something I love.

What is your 5 minute thing?

Have a wonderful day beautiful girl and take your advice from Annie,


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1 comment

RamsayGrace said...

Wow, to think that today's levels are comparable to clinical anxiety in the 50's....scary thought, especially if it continues to increase. I'm going to try some of these suggestions. Great post Helen! :-)

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