Feeling stressed?

If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.

A bit of stress is normal and can help push you to do something new or difficult, but too much stress can take its toll.

Stress and you

Lots of things can cause stress, including work, relationships, and money problems. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works – from how well you sleep to your immune system.

In the short-term that’s not really a bad thing, but long-term stress puts your health at risk
Why should you stress less?
When stress becomes too much you might feel you can’t cope or are worried, fearful and anxious. It can affect how you live your life. It can stop you doing things you enjoy and keep you awake at night. So, there are lots of reasons to try to stress less.

How to stress less?

There’s no quick-fix cure for stress, but there are simple things you can do to help you stress less. These include relaxing, exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and talking to someone.

Remember, you don’t have to suffer alone and a good place to start is to talk to your GP.

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