Self Care + Love
We all know the importance of self-care and love as part of our overall wellness but most of us still forget to make the time for ourselves, which can lead to burnout, stress, and anxiety.
Stress + anxiety
Everybody experiences stress and anxiety differently and different situations can trigger these feelings in a variety of ways. Sometimes you might be able to tell straight away that you are feeling stressed and anxious but other times you might keep going. Stress and anxiety can affect you both emotionally and physically.
How to recognise when you’re anxious or stressed
Stress and anxiety feels different for everyone. Some people experience physical symptoms when they are anxious or stressed, while others suffer psychologically.
Anxiety can create a feeling of unease and can be your body's natural response. It’s when you feel fearful or apprehensive about what may happen.
Anxiety can cause a surge of overwhelming panic, or feelings of losing control and agitation. Physically, some common symptoms can include a churning stomach, heart palpitations, chest pain, muscle tension, trouble breathing or choking sensations, hot or cold flushes, trembling and shaking.
Anxiety isn’t something you should be ashamed of and most people will experience it at some point in their life. However, it’s important to recognise what triggers it for you and to have support, tools and tips to help you when you need them.
Daily Tools + Tips
1 – Practice gratitude
2 - Use loving words to describe yourself
3 – Exercise regularly
4 - Get outdoors more
5 - Have an hour a day without technology
6 - Find time to spend time alone
7 - Drink water
Other helpful tips
We have also found the following to be useful parts of a toolkit for managing stress anxiety.
Breathing Techniques –
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