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Tips for de-stressing

We all feel stressed from time to time, but what do we do when it all gets a bit much? It might help just to notice how stress comes and goes. Try doing the stress pot activity regularly to see how things move and shift. But when you feel like it’s overflowing, how can you get on top of things?


Relax

Take a break…if possible, take a moment to yourself, to step away from the stressful situation.

Pamper yourself

Mindfulness activities might help you. Find out more here.

Relax with our guided relaxation recordings.

Have fun

What do you love doing? Time spent doing something just for you is important.

Watch a movie / TV series or read – it can be a great distraction, a way to laugh or let out emotions.

Listen to music… maybe something familiar?

See a friend. Spending time with the people you like and care about you can feel great and give you a boost.

Get moving

Get outdoors. Fresh air and change of scenery can do wonders for relaxing your mind.

Keeping active is so beneficial for your physical AND mental health. Click here for information about how to get started, what to do and where.

Clean/declutter…busy surroundings can often foster a busy mind.

Take Action

Have some screen-free time. We can get so connected to the social world, we lose the connection to ourselves.

Learn about your brain. It can help to understand how your brain is growing and how that might affect how you feel. Read more.

Plan things into your life. Even if you start by simply planning out your day

Talk to someone. Check out these tips on starting difficult conversations about how you’re feeling.

Express yourself

Get arty/crafty… it’s a great way to let your feelings out

Writing. It can be easier to make sense of things and calm your mind by writing down your thoughts and feelings. You could even write a blog for MindMate if you’ve got something to say!

Look after your body

Nutrition. The right fuel can help your body have the energy to tackle life, and stress. Read more

Rest/sleep. When you’re well rested you can approach stressful situations more calmly. Read more


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