How to get the best from our stress busters

Feeling stressed? Whether this is caused by your job, studies or more personal things. The first thing to do is to identify the cause.

We have put together a great list of things we do when we feel like this. Take a look and hopefully they will help you discover your issue and overcome it.

Identifying the cause

Firstly, Its great knowing what’s causing your stress levels to rise but if you don’t know then it can become trick to find the best solution.

For those who don’t know I would suggest writing down the things your doing and also making notes about how you feel when your doing them. This might lead to an indicator and help you find your best solutions.

Some examples that may cause stress include:

Work – Feeling pressure at work, unemployment or retirement

Education – Exams, constant fear of being good enough

Family – Relationship difficulties, divorce or caring for someone

Financial Problems – unexpected bills or borrowing money

Health – Illness, injury or bereavement

Things to do:

Alternatively here are a few things we like to do here within the office to keep us on track with our daily tasks and within our lives. I have also included some links you can click to get different free downloadable planners.

Be active

Exercise won’t make your stress disappear, but it can reduce some of the emotional intensity that you’re feeling. Besides helping to clear your thoughts and lets you deal with your problems more calmly. Also raises your self-esteem.

Connect and talk to friends and family

Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. Helping you build a sense of belonging and self-worth. In addition to this opportunities to share positive experience and even to just share the negatives. Problem shared is a problem halved. In addition, You could even speak to Samaritans by calling 116 123.

Use easy time management techniques

To help you take control. Simple things like writing a meal plan will help take away the stress of what’s to eat. With anything to do with education write it down in a plan to ensure your getting things done on time.

Breathing exercises

If you in such a stressful state taking five minutes to concentrate on you is going to help. Move away from the task in hand and take some deep breathes. Concentrating on each breathe. Deep breathe in, count for 10 seconds and breathe out count for 10 seconds. Do this ten times. By thinking about your breathing, you will forget (even for a few minutes) what you were so wound up about. You can go back to the activity with a clearer mind and get the task actioned.

Plan ahead

Indeed work smarter not harder. Writing down what you want to achieve each day and ticking it off as you do it will help keep you brain organised. You can actively see things being ticked off and it will make you feel like you’re hitting your targets. In addition check out EmilyLey for free printable planners.

Listen to some calming music

This can help relax you which can lead to a clearer mindset. Imagine a huge fog cloud around all your thoughts and the music is a fan blowing that cloud away to allow the problems to settle in organised piles.

Listen to some calming music

Try to concentrate on the things you can control and pay attention to the present moment. Especially what you can change.

If you still find you need more support, please do reach out for any of these contacts:

Anxiety UK

03444 775 774 (helpline) 
07537 416 905 (text)
Advice and support for people living with anxiety.


116 123 (freephone)
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

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