12 Top Tips on How to Reduce Stress

You can't remove the stress in your life, but you can learn how to reduce it!

What is Pressure?

Pressure provides the stimulation and challenge that you need to achieve job satisfaction and self-esteem.

What is Stress?

Stress is a reaction to continued excessive pressure or responsibility when you feel inadequate and unable to cope.

"Stress is not easy to manage even in ‘normal’ times, but with Covid and the ‘new normal’, it can be even more of a challenge. What is important is to not get stressed over situations that are outside of your control. Below, you will find some proven techniques for you to reduce stress today! It is up to you to put them into practice and make a difference to your life."

Carole Spiers

How to Recognise if You Are Stressed?

  • Inability to concentrate
  • Frequent colds
  • Lack of motivation
  • Tiredness
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Inability to sleep well
  • Angry or frustrated
  • High blood pressure

12 Top Tips to Help Reduce Your Stress Levels Today!

  1. Recognise the warning signs of stress and don’t ignore them
  2. Eat complex carbohydrates e.g. bread, pasta and potatoes
  3. When the phone rings – choose whether to answer it or let it go to voicemail
  4. Go for deep-dive concentration – turn off your email!
  5. Don’t set back-to-back meetings: avoid being ‘zoomed-out’
  6. Chunk your time into 2-hour blocks to be the most productive
  7. Get up regularly from your computer and exercise
  8. Bunch your calls and then go for a ‘walk-and-talk’
  9. Don’t take your mobile phone to bed with you!
  10. Dont be afraid to ask for help when you need it
  11. Only focus on what is inside your control
  12. Make mental health and wellbeing an everyday habit

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Carole Spiers is CEO Carole Spiers Group. Founder of International Stress Awareness Week, BBC Guest-Broadcaster and author of Show Stress Who’s Boss!