Everyone has some form of stress in their lives. Whether it‘s money, work, relationships or heath; there’s usually something that brings us out in a sweat. While there’s not a lot we can do to take away our responsibilities completely, there are different courses of action one can take to lighten the pressure that certain stresses have.
Money and Work
It’s been said that money is the root of all evil and with the stress that it causes within our everyday lives, it’s probably true.
During this economically difficult climate, as prices rise and the threat of an increasing number of job losses loom over us, maintaining a steady income has never been more challenging. Here are just a few tips to help you hold on to your sanity and your cash.
- Lists are your friends! How many times have you gone to the shops and bought more than you needed to? Making lists helps you remember the essentials as well as helping you stick to a budget.
- Manage your time between work and play. A rested worker is more productive and can get a lot more done than a worker who over exerts. Don’t assume that more time spent at work will secure your job; in most cases employers consider quality over quantity and too much time spent on one aspect of your life will just end up stressing you out more.
- Rearrange your spending priorities. This is the time to consider what is worth spending money on and what isn’t. Is that new technical gadget worth all the money hassle it’s going to cause?
Let’s face it; waistbands across the UK are growing. With a lack of exercise and unhealthy foods being easily accessed, it’s no wonder obesity levels in the UK are rising.
While we can only see the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle on the outside of the body, on the inside the extra weight causes a major stress. Here are some tips help incorporate more exercise and healthier food into your everyday routine.
- Pick an exercise that you enjoy doing! A large number of people choose a form of exercise that they have no interest in and usually end up back on the couch after a week because they are unhappy or bored. Try something different like ballroom dancing or a fun run. With some fun runs taking part earns money for charity; not only will you end up looking and feeling good but you’ll be helping the lives of others as well.
- Try changing your lifestyle with a friend and support each other as you get healthier. Sharing the experience should take some of the stress away as well as having someone to moan to if the going gets tough.
Of course there are so many factors that cause stress in everyone’s lives. The most important thing you can do is surround yourself with a supportive network that you can rely on when something becomes too much to handle. Take some time for yourself and reflect on what is really important in your life and in time those problems should become a lot less stressful.