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Did you know it’s Stress Awareness Month? With so many of us overdoing it, here’s how you can reduce your stress levels…
1 Cut Your Commute Driving, sitting in traffic and being rammed into someone’s armpit on the train – studies have proven these are all things sure to grind your gears. Cut out one commute a week by setting your alarm and walking. Not possible? Take a brisk walk during your lunch break twice a week.
2 Take A Break We often stress over things we’re not in control of. We’re not saying ignore that credit card bill indefinitely, but give yourself ‘worry time’ of a couple of hours a day, then don’t think about it until the next one.
3 Meditation Yogis swear by it, and now several companies are introducing morning meditation as a way to alleviate workplace stress. Spend five minutes every morning sitting on the floor or a chair, eyes closed, focusing on clearing your mind. We also like the Headspace app (free, IOS).
4 Say No More Often turn down invites to spend time on yourself – and don’t feel guilty. even if it’s one night a week to chill out with towie and a bath, that kind of downtime really helps.
5 Laugh A Lot Actively laughing has been proven to be a good stress-buster. We’re a huge fan of @girlwithnojob for the best daily meme inspo, or check out @lookmagazine. We’re just so funny.
Take a break and laugh with friends