It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. Hans Selye
This week Happiness Weekly is taking a bit of a back seat and looking at the great work others have done to promote stress remedies, as we celebrate Lifeline’s Stress Down day on Friday, 26 July. You can find out more information about stress down day here.
Before reaching for the Valium to assist in managing your stress, try checking out these websites (listed in no particular order) which promote very simple and mostly natural techniques for managing stress:
Website #1: Help org’s quick stress remedy Why we love it: Help org recognises that different people respond to stress differently which means there’s no blanket solution. In recognising this, it offers various solutions – so you can pick your type and try some of the suggested remedies which should be perfect for you. The tips and tricks are also fantastic – not only are they detailed, but the ideas are original and informative. Visit:http://www.helpguide.org/mental/quick_stress_relief.htm
Website #2: Oprah’s all-natural help with anxiety and stress Why we love it: This website is great because it’s promoting natural ways to manage your stress – the suggestions are very cheap and easy to do, so they’re great for everyone. Then once you finish this slide show, it links to more pages with stress-solving solutions. Visit:http://www.oprah.com/health/Help-With-Anxiety-Stress-Relief-All-Natural
Website #4: Sha Wellness Clinic: Anti-stress program Why we love it: If you have the time and money, why not consider heading to Sha Wellness Clinic in Spain and take part in their seven day anti-stress program. Even if you decide you can’t do it or it’s not for you, the website is quite inspiring and the resort certainly looks like a peaceful place to be! For 1880 euros (excluding accommodation), this may be the break you need! Visit:http://www.shawellnessclinic.com/programs/specific-programmes-/anti-stress-program-
Website #6: Entrepreneur: How to stop stressing in 60 seconds or less Why we love it: These tips will take longer to read than to do and take effect. In a world where most people are time-poor these fantastic tips are easy to pick up and do anywhere – including at work. I particularly like the first tip which encourages some physical activity! Visit:http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220080
Website #7: 33 ways to reduce and prevent stress Why we love it: Todd Smith does a fantastic job coming up with a big list of ideas for how you can reduce and prevent stress. He also discusses the various situations that may have caused our stress to begin with and how that can impact our lives. A very interesting post with extremely productive tips! Visit:http://www.littlethingsmatter.com/blog/2011/01/25/33-ways-to-reduce-and-prevent-stress
Website #8: Success: stop stressing yourself out Why we love it: Many people make the mistake of stressing themselves out without realising it and this article brings it all to the forefront. It looks at things such as reading into things, trust, perfectionism, accountability and saying no. We can all learn a little lesson on this page! Visit:http://www.success.com/articles/1928——–stop-stressing-yourself-out
Website #10: Advance life skills: 100 ways to overcome stress Why we love it: We love this blog because it draws so much variety to how you can effectively manage your stress. This list is extremely practical and there’s no reason anyone can’t do the things on here. In fact, we’re going to give quite a few of these ideas shot and see how our life changes for the better! “Start every conversation with a positive thought” – imagine if everyone did that. Visit:http://advancedlifeskills.com/blog/100-ways-to-overcome-stress
Don’t forget to donate to Lifeline and tell us your favourite website for managing stress.