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Stress Awareness Month

Posted on April 16, 2022.

Stress can build up in everyday life, and especially in a workplace which may cause problems for employees who feel overwhelmed by their workload. Everyone experiences stress one way or another, whether that’s in a general way or work specific, and sometimes it can feel as if there’s no way to manage it or reduce it.

 

Some of the signs of stress can be:

 

  • Poor decision making
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feeling frustrated and irritable
  • Feeling anxious and overwhelmed
  • Isolating from others
  • Feeling demotivated
  • Or physical symptoms such as a faster heartbeat and high blood pressure

 

April is stress awareness month and is a great time to tackle your own stress, or be there for someone in your community, family, or someone you work with. It’s easy enough to shrug stress off again and again in the hopes it will go away, but there are actionable steps you can take to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.

 

There are physical changes you can make such as reducing caffeine intake, aiming to get more sleep and trying to exercise more. Even a short walk on the weekends can make a big difference to your mental wellbeing as fresh air and exercise increase the chemical in your brain that makes you happy.

 

You can also try things like yoga and meditation to be more in touch with your body and where it’s at, but those kinds of activities don’t work for everyone.

 

The most important thing you can do when stress is building and you feel overwhelmed is reach out for help. Whether you speak to a friend, family or someone part of an organisation whose purpose is to assist those in distress, all of it’s important.

 

You can find resources for managing stress and mental health at MIND, SAMARITANS and THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION.

 

We also understand that as the cost-of-living rises, finding somewhere to live within your budget can be very stressful. We’re always on hand to help guide you to a practical solution where living costs are concerned. As well as that, we also aim to help with any property maintenance issues and are available 24/7 should a crisis occur within your property. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via tickets or through our phoneline if you’re stressed about maintenance issues.

 

If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed due to work or a living situation, its always best to let someone know as there is usually something in place to help you. Speak to a member of HR, your manager or someone you trust who you can confide in within your workplace, or as mentioned above, contact us with any of your concerns and we'll try our best to reduce your stress.

 

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