What to do when you are the most stressed

Posted by Karen Degen on 9th October 2013

Tags: emotions, exercise, healthy eating, sleep, stress, stressed, stressful thoughts

I always tell my clients that stress isn’t about what is or isn’t happening to you – it’s about how you think and feel about it.  No matter what you are going through, an essential part of that is attending to your emotional needs.  It’s important to look after yourself when going through something stressful and that includes of course getting enough sleep, eating even more healthily than usual and getting exercise.   It’s usually in the most stressful times that we don’t have time for any of those things, but the ironic thing is the body needs them even more.  When you take care of your stressful thoughts and emotions you are more able to cope.  When you are at peace emotionally you can cope well with the situation and you can more easily look after yourself health wise.  Often during stress we put ourselves last so ask yourself “in what way can I put myself and my needs first today?”  Make it your first priority to do something loving for yourself.  I said FIRST priority!

P.S. there is an interesting blog here written by Elly McGuinness about keeping stress in check over the silly season. Elly is an online fitness and wellbeing trainer who can help you lead a fitter, healthier life.