Everyone will experience stress at some time in their lives. While stress is a part of everyday life, it can sometimes become overwhelming. While keeping your worries to yourself and “dealing with it” can often seem like the easier option, talking about how you are feeling can be a great help and the first step to feeling better.
We look at the ways you can manage everyday stress, recognise when you are starting to feel overwhelmed and what you can do to cope. Counsellor, psychotherapist and Counselling Directory member, Paul Noke shares his advice for managing stress:
“Everybody suffers from stress at various times in their lives due to adverse mental or emotional strain or tension, what is important is how we manage it. Daily stress may be due to pressures at work, with finances/relationships, recent loss or just feeling overwhelmed by life itself. Men in particular can feel that they are taking on the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Ways to release stress…