Uncertain times can trigger feelings of stress in many, but stress can also be caused by a build up of much smaller pressures. As we travel through periods of uncertainty, it’s important you don’t lose sight of the smaller pressures that you might be experiencing and be aware of how they are impacting you and your levels of stress. This could include the pressure of university work, family pressures or work commitments.
It is common when we feel stressed to engage in unhealthy behaviours. Focus on cooking healthy balanced meals and limiting your alcohol intake. This can make a massive difference to the way we think and feel. More information about being healthy can be found on this page.
A small amount of stress can be beneficial and can enhance performance, but it’s important to be mindful of when new or mounting pressures exceed our coping resources.
If you feel like you need a bit more help and you’re experiencing significant feelings of stress, then explore the following links and seek further support: NHS guide for stress, Togetherall, Counselling Service