Monday, April 15, 2024

How To Cope During Stressful Times.

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( Sometimes life can be tough. For seemingly no reason, the worst can happen to us out of the blue. This can leave you feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious. Whether this is due to money worries, an accident, health problems, or relationship issues, the effect on your mental health could still be the same. 

So how do you bounce back after a setback in life? 

In this article, we’ll look at some of the practical ways that you can take care of yourself when the worst does happen. 

Talk To Someone 

A problem shared is a problem halved. Speak to someone that you are close to and tell them about what you are currently going through. By doing this you will be able to unburden yourself of your problems. Find a friend or a family member that you can confide in. They may be able to offer you a new insight into your current predicament. 

Speak To A Professional 

In order to deal with your problems, you should get some professional help. This could mean getting advice for your specific situation from someone like a personal injury lawyer, relationship counselor, financial advisor, or a doctor. These people are trained to deal with the problems that you are facing and will be used to dealing with people who are feeling stressed or upset because of the situation that they find themselves in. 

Practice Mindfulness 

Mindfulness means learning to be present in the moment. It is a helpful way of working through your stress and anxiety. It can involve simple breathing exercises, coloring in, completing puzzles or meditating. 

Practice Meditation 

Meditation is an excllent way of slowing down and focusing on finding a sense of calm. Meditation will take practice, so if it doesn’t work on your first attempt- don’t be put off- keep trying. 

There are many different meditation techniques from simple guided meditation through to the more complex transcendental meditation. Try a few and see which one works best for you. 


When we are under a great deal of stress, our bodies create stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Exercise can help with counteracting these hormones. That’s because you’ll produce feelgood hormones such as endorphins

Find an exercise that you enjoy doing. Make sure it is one that you can easily do. This might mean going for a walk or going for a gentle jog. 

If you’re not used to exercising, start small. You can build up the amount that you exercise over time. By starting with just a short walk or run, you’ll be making the activity easier and more manageable for yourself so that you don’t end up getting put off if you can’t do what you imagined you would. 


During stressful times, we need our sleep more than ever. Try and get a full eight hours sleep every night. If you have trouble sleeping, sprinkle some lavender oil on your pillow to help to relax yourself. 

Staff Writer; Susan Short

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