5 ways to overcome everyday stress

By Amy Armstrong

With the demands of everyday life often pulling us in all manner of different directions, it’s easy to see why life can become overwhelming at times.

From juggling work and family through to finding the time for friends and other commitments, everyday stresses can come from all directions, having a huge impact on your mental and physical health.

This is why self-care is so important and learning how to manage life’s stress is paramount to your wellness.

We’ve created a helpful guide outlining 5 ways that you can overcome everyday stress. We hope you find it helpful.

Exercise

Exercise is integral to your everyday health and wellbeing however, it can also play a major role in reducing stress.

With this in mind, you should find the time to exercise 30 minutes a day. And whether you enjoy swimming, walking or running, or you enjoy exploring new places, there’s lot of ways that you can stay fit and healthy without it being so much of a daily chore.

Exercise has also been proven to lift your mood and it can also help you to sleep better at night too.

A healthy diet

A healthy diet is also extremely important as it will not only help you to feel better in general but eating a well balanced diet can also have a huge impact on your mood, healthy and wellbeing.

So make sure your meals are jam packed with plenty of protein, fruit, vegetables and whole grains. After all, if you are consuming foods that will make you feel tired and lethargic this can actually cause you to feel more stressed.

Find time for you

Don’t be afraid to admit when you need a rest. We all need a break from everyday life from time to time and some much needed down time can help your mind and body to de-stress.

Plan a few hours a week for you and whether you simply relax with a good book, take yourself off to a spa or catch up on your favourite TV show, make sure that you do not compromise on your time.

Slow down

Life can be extremely busy, especially when it comes to juggling work, family, friends, hobbies and everything else that life throws at us.

But it’s important that you find ways to slow down too! For example, rather than frantically trying to make it to work on time, make sure that you leave earlier than you need to so you can have a pleasant and stress-free commute! It’s making small changes like this that can really make a noticeable difference.

Your hobbies are important

And finally, your hobbies are important as any other aspect of your life. Often a form of escapism, having a hobby that you enjoy can help to relieve stress.

It doesn’t even need to take up a large proportion of your time either. Dedicating a few hours a week to a hobby that makes you feel good can do wonders for your happiness and mental health!

Amy Armstrong

Amy is an experienced copywriter specialising in health and nutrition.