FBC Daily - Take care yourself everyday

How can you help yourself?

1. Understand when stress is causing you a problem

  • Try to make the connection between feeling tired or ill and the pressures you are faced with
  • Look out for physical warnings such as tense muscles, over-tiredness, headaches or migraines

2. Identify the cause

  • Sort the possible reasons for your stress into three categories: Those with a practical solution, those that will get better in time, those you can’t do anything about
  • Try to release the worry of those in the second and third groups

3. Review your lifestyle

  • Are you taking on too much?
  • Are there things you are doing which could be handed over to someone else?
  • Can you do things in a more leisurely way?
  • Do you have an understanding of stress management?
  • To act on the answer to these questions, you may need to categorize things you are trying to achieve and sort out your life
  • This will help to release pressure than can come from trying to do everything at once

Remember to seek health and support when you need it:

  • It is okay to ask for professional help
  • It is important to know that you can get help as soon as possible, and that you deserve to get better
  • The first person to approach is your family doctor, they can give advice about treatment, and may refer you to another local professional