The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be exciting but it can also take its toll. Knowing how to look after yourself in times of stress is a great idea.
This article outlines a guide to help you when you’re under stress and feeling anxious, and the best time to look is now! Then you will have your self-care plan ready for when stress hits. Yes, it’s a bit of trial and error at times… so having a few options is useful. I find having a journal with everything in one place can make a big difference. And the biggest, most powerful thing (in my mind anyway!) is self-compassion. Self care is as important as caring for those around you, but it isn’t always obvious or easy to do. When I start to feel anxious it’s usually because I’ve stopped caring for myself, and that also means not allowing others to care for me either.
As well as this article, take a look at these two books:
The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert
The Self Care Revolution by Suzy Reading
Get in contact if you want to learn more and are finding stress and anxiety taking over in your life. We can work together to help you understand your anxiety better and find ways to reduce the impact, allowing you to live the life you want.