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Tips to manage your stress levels

Wednesday 7th November 2018 is National Stress Awareness Day

 

Stress is a part of our lives, but it should be managed to ensure it doesn’t impact our overall wellbeing and health. Here are some top tips to keep stress at bay. Remember, it’s always about balance, so don’t feel the need to give up things completely. Just make sure you enjoy everything in moderation to keep a healthy mind and body.

Try relaxation techniques

Focus on breathing, slowly. Try out some gentle exercise such as our Pilates Strength & Stretch Home Workout to keep you mindful of your body. You will feel a lot better after taking a little while to focus on yourself.

Avoid overconsumption of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol

All of these stimulants can lead to higher stress levels. Remember to enjoy these in moderation. Overindulgence is not only bad for our bodies, but our minds as well. It’s all about balance.

Try to get a good sleep

You should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night. We understand life is busy and it may not always be easy to get a decent sleep, however doing things like reducing screen time, taking a hot bath, and reading a book before bed can help you to dose off and feel refreshed the next day.

Talk to people!

Opening up to family or friends can help you feel better. Sharing your thoughts out in the open will help you to process them, and your mind will most likely feel instantly lighter. Friends and family have the best advice.

Me-Time

You can’t beat having a bit of me-time! Taking just an hour out of your day to pamper yourself will help to reduce stress levels whilst taking care of your wellbeing. Whether it’s treating yourself to a massage, or going for a long hot bath with essential oils, we all deserve a little me-time.

Sing and dance

Singing and dancing with a group of people has been proven to release feel-good hormones and reduce stress levels. It’s also great fun! You can try out a danceSing taster week for ½ price. Come along and join in the funbook here.


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