Good morning everyone, hope you’re all OK. This past week has been painful as last Wednesday I started having a problem with my right eye, there was a lump on the inside of the bottom of my eye which I found out was actually a stye, let me tell you – they are very painful but nothing major to worry about (thankfully) they are very common and can be easily treated using home remedies!
If you’ve heard, read or seen the news your probably aware that England is going back into Lock-down from tomorrow, now I know for a lot of people it’s been quite a stressful experience (whether you live alone or not) and I want to try and keep my blog happy and stress-free especially during this time for people who need it to help, and as it’s stress awareness week I thought some tips/ways on how to DE-stress might be useful and helpful!
Stress and mental health problems have never been more important than now, and the challenges they present never more acute than in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost one in five adults (19.2%) were likely to be experiencing some form of depression during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in June 2020; this had almost doubled from around 1 in 10 (9.7%) before the pandemic (July 2019 to March 2020). Feeling stressed or anxious was the most common way adults experiencing some form of depression felt their well-being was being affected, with 84.9% stating this. And while medical treatments can help, most solutions (think talk therapy or medication) are long-term. So what can you do in the next 5 minutes to get some stress relief?
Here’s a list of some of the Greatest ways to decrease stress right now.
- Bake a new recipe
- Try your hand at art
- Complete a puzzle
- Play games
- Dance like no one is watching
- Try knitting
- Meditate—or even just consciously breathe
- Listen to Music
- Read a Book
- Spend time with a pet
- Write down your worries
These are just a few examples of fun, stress-relieving activities, but whatever interests you is something you should try. And remember that taking a little time for self-care is always important even when our lives are busy or we are going through difficult times.
10 Quotes to Help You Reduce Stress
“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.” – Steve Maraboli
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” – Fred Rogers
“Stress comes from the fear of the unknown. To reduce stress, love what you do and be who you are.”― Debasish Mridha
Stress is a part of life. Stressful situations are bound to arise at some point. When they do, it’s upon us to continue thriving despite the added tension. No matter what stress and challenges life throws at us, we remain strong. Hopefully, these stress quotes will help you cope with whatever stressful situation you might be facing.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you all stay safe and have a good week (or as good as it can be) but for now, I will see you next Wednesday!