A Serious Of Steps To Deal With Stress

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Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and being active...15 of 47

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CUNNINGHAM J <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
26 Jun

to Alex
Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and being active...15 of 47

Print all In new window
Article: A Serious Of Steps To Deal With Stress

CUNNINGHAM J <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
26 Jun

to Alex
Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and be
Stress can affect anyone, stress doesn't just make you feel bad it can also be bad for your health.
The good news is there are steps that you can take to deal with it.
We are going to look at some practical ways for you to start dealing with stress right now, and stop it building up in the future..
Research shows that small steps can make a big difference so keep on reading...

How are you feeling today?

The first step towards managing stress better is to realise when things are getting on top of us. Recognising a problem is the first step towards doing something about it.

Problems can pile up there's a long list of things that can cause stress.
Money worries, unemployment, pressure and problems at work, family and relationship difficulties, childcare, physical health problems, the pressure of being a carer, bad experiences in the past, being bullied, harassed or discriminated against and many more.

Why do I feel like this?

Our bodies usually cope well with short - term pressures but too much stress for too long can make us unwell.

Most people can usually find the get up and go they need to deal with a crisis, but what if the crisis doesn't go away?
We can be so busy dealing with problems that we don't notice we're stressed and our bodies have to keep on coping in the same way.

These are some of the signs of long term stress.

Being unable to get restful sleep so that we're tired through the day.

Eating more comfort foods which are full of fat and sugar.

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration can get worse

Our immune system weakens increasing the risk of coughs and colds

Back pain, headaches, stomach and bowel problems are more common too.

Unhealthy ways to cope

People often drink more, smoke or use drugs to relax, but instead of helping us cope these things can make stress worse, and can damage health.

Alcohol

How much is Ok?

Drinking to escape or forget problems can make things worse

Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week and no more than 3 units in any one day which is approximately two small glasses of wine

Men should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in any one day which is approximately one and a half pints of beer

At least two days every week without alcohol gives your liver a break and helps keep the pounds off.

Drinking more than this can make stress worse because.

Alcohol disrupts sleep leaving us tired and irritable

Hangovers make concentration harder and even simple tasks more difficult

Alcohol can make feelings of anxiety and depression worse

Drinking can result in stressful financial difficulties

Knowing we're drinking too much can be stressful in itself

To talk to someone in confidence about alcohol call drinkline free on 0800 7 314 314 UK only

Drugs

Street and prescription drugs

The effects of street drugs can be unpredictable as can taking more of a prescription drug than you're meant to
Using drugs in combination or with alcohol is definitely not a good idea and can lead to overdose.
Using drugs robs us of time and energy things we don't usually have much of when stressed.
The damage they can do to our health, relationships and finances causes further problems and puts us in an even
worse position to deal with stress.

For more help and information on drugs call know the score free on 0800 587 5879 UK only www.knowthescore.info

Smoking

It's a very widely held misconception that smoking helps you relax, it actually has the opposite effect on your body by speeding up your heart rate.
You can test this effect for yourself simply by taking your pulse before and after you light up.
Also think about how stressed you feel when you're somewhere you can't smoke.
In situations like this try breathing deeply in much the same way you do when you smoke, you might find this helps give you a feeling of calm.

For advice and information on stopping smoking please visit www.cantstopsmoking.com from NHS Health Scotland

For hints and tips on how to stop smoking you can also contact smokeline free on 0800 84 84 84 UK national stop smoking helpline

Better ways to cope

It's OK to be stressed sometimes it happens to everyone.
What's important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets.
If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope we can find ourselves in real trouble, learning to relax, being more active, getting involved with others and talking or writing about how we feel are all better ways to cope...

In the second serious we will be looking at getting ready to deal with stress with eating well, sleeping well and being active...