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Stress Tips

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Here are some tips to help you cope with stress and stay healthy through times of change.

A problem shared

Don’t be ashamed to talk about your feelings. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone – and you aren’t alone. We all need a little help from time to time – don’t be too proud to ask for it. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear, so maintain your support network of friends or family. They can offer you a different perspective on things and help you solve practical problems.

Also some men find it much easier to off load or get advice from someone who is not involved – that’s why using the forum on or can be really helpful at times of stress. Sometimes just getting a new perspective on things or just having a rant can be a good thing. link to pc and cc forums

Sometimes you may need professional help. Don’t be afraid to ask for it. If you don’t think you are coping, see your GP – while you might think of him or her as looking after the health of your body, they can offer help and advice with you mental health too.

Stay healthy

Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better – getting exercise can mean something like taking a walk every day, not just pounding the treadmill at a gym.

Drinking alcohol is not a good way to manage difficult feelings. Occasional light drinking is perfectly healthy and enjoyable for most people – but make sure to monitor your intake to keep it healthy. 

There are strong links between what we eat and how we feel. Eat healthily, at least three meals each day and drink enough water.

Accept who you are

Be proud of who you are. Recognise and accept what you are not good at, but focus on what you do well.

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  • User-anonymous jasmincottontail Flag

    Being in a relationship can be stressful but I think it's a part of it. Women are a bit more sensitive than men and that's for a fact, while men on the other hand may not be open with their feelings but for sure there are a lot of things that runs through their mind. For a healthy relationship, I think it's important for both parties to be open to one another as communication is one main key for a relationship to really work. There is one radio show I have listened to some time ago wherein women ask questions to men that only them can answer. With that, I think wives can understand their partner more better since men tend to think things differently. You can listen to it here:
    Great post by the way!

    Sat 28, Jan 2017 at 2:29pm
  • User-anonymous India Flag

    Take a hot bath, get plenty of sleep, try to make time for yourself. <3

    Fri 22, Aug 2014 at 5:16pm