Mental Health Awareness Week – Stress: are we coping?
This year Mental Health Awareness Week (14-2oth May) is about stress. We are all effected by stress in different ways and each have a different level of tolerance. What is important is that we recognise in ourselves what that level of stress is.
Some level of stress is good for us in that it motivates us and drives us to do something. When we don’t have enough we can become demotivated and seem lazy to an outsider. If we have too much stress we start to become distressed and can lead to a breakdown.
Self regulation is important in being able to manage our stress. What do you do to relieve or manage your stress? Some things to consider are working on breathing. Making sure that you are slowing your breathing down and are feeling in control of it. Taking a time out, away from the stressor to be able to reflect or calm down.
If stress is impacting on your day-to-day life, maybe consider if that is the right amount of stress for you and what can you do to change it.
We will have a stall at County Hall on Thursday 17th May from 10-4pm so pop along and say hello!
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