Secret Stressors And How To Avoid Them


Do you feel stressed most of the time, but can’t figure out why? Finding it hard to switch off can have a dramatic impact on your health and wellbeing, so it’s important to identify what’s making you feel tense: the rest of your life depends on it! Here, we look at four things that could be the source of your troubles, and show you how to fix them for a more fabulous way of living…

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  1.     Never saying ‘no’

Women are especially likely to put themselves last by becoming people-pleasers. It’s great to care for the people you love, and to help out friends and co-workers, but not at the expense of your own well-being. If you don’t want to prepare a buffet for twenty five people for your parents’ wedding anniversary – you don’t have to! Enlist help when you need it, and say ‘no’ when you’ve already got plenty to do! If you find this especially difficult, practice in the mirror before you say that little word to others: the more you do it, the easier it gets.

  1.     Too much technology

In 2017, we are bombarded with technology. You might not realize it, but having your smartphone alert you to emails and texts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is very likely to cause you to feel tense and pressurised most of the time.

Social media also plays a part in raising our blood pressure. If you regularly scroll through your news feed, you’ll be confronted with pictures of happy families, luxurious holidays and the general impression that everyone around you is living a much happier life than you are. Remind yourself that people only present their best image on these sites, and take a break from checking your news feed for a few days – you’ll be amazed at how much more relaxed this can make you feel!

  1.     Money worries

You’ve got your bills paid, and you’re earning a living – so it couldn’t be money worries that are making you feel wound up, could it? You might be worrying subconsciously about setting aside funds for the future, or panicking about what you might do if your house needed major repairs. Start saving money now by shopping around for the best offers at and put regular, small amounts aside every week to feel calmer and more in control.

  1.     Dieting

While it’s good to lose the extra pounds if you’re overweight, many of us resort to extreme diets in an attempt to find a quick fix. If you’re existing entirely on special shakes or only one or two types of protein and veg, you’re going to feel extremely ratty and tense. Ditch the punishing diets and eat wholesome meals that fill you up to get healthy without going mad in the process.

If you’re feeling stressed, you won’t be able to sleep properly, which will only make you feel worse. Find out about other reasons why you can’t get a good night’s sleep in this article. Take an objective look at your lifestyle, and take action to take control: you’ll be much happier for it!