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Managing Stress & Anxiety

Monday, February 18th, 2019 | Blog

Many people get stressed from time to time, however as we age it can become harder to handle. Your fitness and lung capacity can deteriorate as you get older, and this can cause more stress and anxiety as it is harder for you to get around.

How do you know if you’re stressed? Stress is when you feel an abnormal amount of pressure about aspects of your day to day life. There are lots of ways in which we can try to handle our stress and anxieties in everyday life, we just must figure what works best for us. Ways that could help include:

Be Active

Being active can help combat stress. Staying seated for the majority of your day can cause stress. Of course this won’t be the only reason, and exercise wont completely rid you of stress, but it can help you clear your thoughts and deal with your problems in a calm manner.

Stay in control

A feeling of loss of control is one of the main causes of stress and lack of wellbeing. Making sure that you’re in control of your own life can help reduce stress. If you keep believing that you can’t do something, this will make you more stressed. Taking control and finding a solution to your problem will improve your wellbeing and your quality of life.

Get rid of bad habits

Don’t let habits take over your life. Relying on alcohol, smoking and caffeine as your way of coping is likely to make your stress worse in the long run. People don’t always appreciate what they have, and this can cause them to be stressed about things that they don’t understand. If you try to stay positive and write down three things that you’re grateful for every day, this can also reduce your stress levels.

Connect with those around you

When you’re not feeling your best, connecting with the people around you can drastically improve how you feel. Having a support network is of the utmost importance. The things we do with the people that we care about and feel comfortable with help us relax. Laughter and being with people we feel comfortable with is a great stress reliever.

Anxiety can worsen our physical health, decrease the ability to perform daily activities, and decrease feelings of well-being at any time on our lives, but this possibility increases as we grow older.

Connecting with others around us is known to improve stress and anxiety levels. If you think you or somebody you know would benefit from companionship, contact your local Kare Plus today. Find a branch near you: https://www.kareplus.co.uk/branches/

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