16th June 2024

Do you feel you are you under excessive pressure? Stressed?

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When you are feeling under excessive pressure this means that you are under stress. Stress is a normal part of our lives but when it becomes excessive it can have an impact on our physical and psychological wellbeing.

Stress is not good for us even a small amount. Pressure is good for us but when it gets to that excessive point, this is when it can have an impact on our health. It can have an impact on blood pressure, tension and becoming more anxious. 

Remember that stress is a normal part of our life and it is how we handle it, and that we are aware of the signs so that we can manage it effectively. We first need to be aware of what is causing us to be under stress whether it is an individual or an event or something happening in our life at work or at home.


Firstly, make two columns and draw up a list of what you can control in your life and what you cannot control and this helps you to focus. The things you can control have a look at them and put in an order so that you can deal with them in small and effective steps. Take one step at a time and decide if you will do it today or in a week or a month’s time, put a date in your diary or calendar to remind you and by doing this helps to reduce stress. I use outlook on my laptop which is useful as it gives an alarm or an alert or use your mobile phone.

The list you have no control over, realise that it is out of your control and then put it aside and try to stop feeling stressed about what you cannot control. It is not easy, but with time and practice you can do this. It is almost like putting all what you cannot control in a box and put the lid on it tightly until there is a time you may have more control over it. 

Reward yourself for being proactive and on the road to a less stressful life. Even better how  about having a relaxing bath which is always good to help you relax. Put some essential oils in the bath such as lavender, rose or chamomile.  More information on oils at this link https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/the-health-hub/natural-beauty/aromatherapy/top-5-essential-oils-stress-relief-use/

“If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent”   – Sir Isaac Newton


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