Less Fun Facts About Stress
The Stress-Free Day occurs on the 28th of May. Why? To pay attention to the negative aspects of stress and the importance to prevent it. The word stress gets thrown casually in everyday conversations but the fact is, long term stress could cause serious health problems. Therefore we want to dedicate a few extra minutes of your day to reflect on below.
5 facts about stress
- A survey by “Fokhälsomyndigheten” shows that 26% of young individuals between the ages 16-29 feel stressed.
- 65% of people report sleep issues caused by stress.
- 6 in 10 workers worldwide experience stress.
- Stress is one of the most common factors for mental illness.
- The most common symptoms of stress are irritability, fatigue, lack of motivation, anxiety, and headaches.
We have to start somewhere, 5 small but easy tips to implement.
Breath. Before rushing to the next assignment of your day. Paus and take 5 deep breaths.
If you want to know more about breathing exercises, read more here.
Turn of your notifications now. You decide when to take action on your phone, not the other way around.
If you want to learn more about how the digital world affects our brains, we suggest you read this book.
Move your body. Run, dance, go for a walk, even if it’s just for a short while, exercising regularly has un a huge impact on your mind and body. Your body is made for movement.
If you want to learn more about how exercise affects your mind, we suggest you read this book.
Laugh. Laughing lowers stress hormones. Smile, watch something funny and make sure you surround yourself with people who make you feel good.
Reach out to a friend. Talk to someone, a reassuring voice can put everything in perspective. If you break it’s okay to let your friends fix you.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including yourself.
How do you unwind?