There is no such thing as a life free of hassle and stressful situations… even if you live on a remote island far from civilisation, it wouldn’t be realistic to expect that.  Whether a colleague has annoyed you, there’s been a pest invasion, you’ve got noisy neighbours or family disagreements – nobody’s life is perfectly tranquil.  Challenging scenarios will always exist and most of the time they are beyond control (at least to begin with!)

As we know Easter weekend falls during April this year, and it is ALSO stress awareness month.  So I’d like to consider a few ideas for keeping stress at bay amid the chaos.
​Make time to find your outlet and get anxieties and frustration out of your system.  Perhaps that could involve any of these:

  • Writing a journal
  • Speaking with friends
  • Exercise/ Sport
  • Exploring outdoors
  • Finding a hobby
  • Turning up the music and dancing without inhibition!

It’s easier said than done, but don’t dwell on the negative… regardless of how you feel, make a decision to do something now that will make an improvement – it can be anything, maybe just a nice hot shower or going for a walk. Making positive steps in the small things will make a significant difference when it comes to dealing with the bigger stuff.  Feel free to share your ideas!