Monday 2 May 2022

Daily wellbeing: What to do when stress strikes

This is a collaborative post

Stress is something that everyone must face during their daily routine. Each person will react to stress differently, and this reaction is what separates those that know how to deal with it correctly and those who do not. Therefore, the key to managing stress is not avoiding it completely but learning how to deal with it correctly.

A build-up of stress in your system can make you ill. That is why this article will offer advice on how to reduce stress for those that struggle when stress strikes.

Make A Stress Journal

The hardest part of dealing with stress is that it can slowly build. By the time you realise that something is wrong, the initial stressors are long gone. That is why you may benefit from keeping a stress journal. All it requires you to do is write down any times you feel stressed and what you were doing during that time. 

After a while, you should be able to find a common link between situations or people that you feel stressed around. Only then can you take the steps to avoid these situations or deal with them in a different way.

Pink journal and pen
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Remove Yourself From The Stressor

Stress can come from any direction. You may be stressed in the face of work, traffic, or even a family member. Unfortunately, stress is a sensation that can cause us to act irrationally, and this behaviour can sometimes make the situation worse. 

Therefore, it might be necessary to remove yourself from the situation if you start to feel stressed. Taking yourself away for a few minutes gives you the chance to recover and think rationally once again. This means that you will be in a better frame of mind to tackle whatever is stressing you out.

Make A Healthy Change

As a human in the 21st century, it is impossible to stay away from every unhealthy life choice. Some of us are prone to a poor diet, a lack of exercise, alcohol use, or smoking, and these behaviours only get worse when you are stressed. While it may be impossible to cut out every bad habit, you may find it useful to attempt to remove at least one from your life. The positive outcome from the lack of something like alcohol will do your stress the world of good.

However, you may also find it beneficial to replace a negative habit with some more positive. Exercise or CBD from Greenhaus are two safer options than smoking or junk food for relieving stress, so why not make a positive switch to help relax.

Man running in countryside
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Stay Off Social Media

Social media sites are full of information. Some of this data may make you feel positive; however, some of it can cause stress. If you have had a particularly stressful day, try staying away from social media until you feel like you have calmed down. Scrolling through posts is only going to exacerbate your mood, so make sure you keep it at arm’s length until you have dealt with your stress.


There are a lot of practices out there to help you reduce stress over time. However, if you want quicker relief, try out one of the solutions above.

1 comment:

  1. I have found the best way to when something stressful is happening is take myself away from it. Usually staying off social media helps a lot too. x


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