Everyone experiences stress in their life, some more than others.
Sometimes people say stress can be a good thing; what they really mean is pressure can have a positive effect in motivating us to do something. Some pressure or feeling out of our comfort zone for a short period can be okay but if that pressure is persistent or extreme, it can lead to illness and affect our mental health and wellbeing.
It is important to recognise when you are stressed so you can take action and look after yourself.
Use the wheel on the link below, published by the Vet Record in the UK, to look at your stress levels.
If you are feeling stressed, try and identify what is causing it. Make sure you create some time for yourself, doing what you want to do e.g. reading a book, walking the dog, going for a run, meeting a friend for coffee. It is really important to create space for ‘me’ time even if it’s only for 30 minutes.Leave a reply