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Stress Relief | How To Relieve Stress | How To Reduce Stress

Stress Relief. This weeks video is on How To Relieve Stress. How To Reduce Stress. Stress Symptoms. How To Reduce Anxiety.


I've received a lot of messages and comments to make a video on stress relief and now it's finally ready. I really hope you find the information in this video helpful always remember you’re awesome!


00:00 Stress Relief

00:14 Stress Symptoms

00:48 How To Relieve Stress (Technique No.1)

02:50 How To Reduce Stress (Technique No.2)

04:33 When To Seek Medical Advice

04:47 Conclusion


WHAT IS STRESS:

Stress is something everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that can be a part of daily life. Low-level stress can even be helpful or motivational.


There are plenty of things you can do to help cope with stressful events, and simple steps you can take to deal with feelings of stress or burnout.


Stress is the body's reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It's very common, can be motivating to help us achieve things in our daily life, and can help us meet the demands of home, work and family life.


But too much stress can affect our mood, our body and our relationships – especially when it feels out of our control. It can make us feel anxious and irritable, and affect our self-esteem.


Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period of time can also lead to a feeling of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, often called burnout.


Stress can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically, mentally and also how you behave.


It's not always easy to recognise when stress is the reason you're feeling or acting differently.


Physical symptoms:

• Headaches or dizziness

• Muscle tension or pain

• Stomach problems

• Chest pain or a faster heartbeat

• Sexual problems


Mental symptoms:

• Difficulty concentrating

• Struggling to make decisions

• Feeling overwhelmed

• Constantly worrying

• Being forgetful


Changes in behaviour:

• Being irritable and snappy

• Sleeping too much or too little

• Eating too much or too little

• Avoiding certain places or people

• Drinking or smoking more


NHS self assessment tool for stress: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mood-self-assessment/


POSSIBLE CAUSES OF STRESS:

Stress affects people differently, and the things that cause stress vary from person to person.


The level of stress you are comfortable with may be higher or lower than that of other people around you. Stressful feelings typically happen when we feel we do not have the resources to manage the challenges we face.


Pressure at work, school or home, illness, or difficult or sudden life events can all lead to stress.


Some possible causes of stress are:

• Our individual genes, upbringing and experiences

• Difficulties in our personal lives and relationships

• Big or unexpected life changes, like moving house, having a baby or starting to care for someone

• Money difficulties, like debt or struggling to afford daily essentials

• Health issues, either for you or someone close to you

• Pregnancy and children

• Problems with housing, like the conditions, maintenance or tenancy

• A difficult or troubled work environment


WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE:

• You're struggling to cope with stress

• Things you're trying yourself are not helping

• You would prefer to get a referral from a GP


Referring yourself for therapy

If you need more support, you can get free psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on the NHS. You can refer yourself directly to an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) without a referral from a GP - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt/


Please seek emergency medical help if,

• You or someone you know needs immediate help

• You have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency.



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Disclaimer:

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


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