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Tips on Coping With Stress

May 15th, 2017 / View in own page?

We want to create a resource of tips on coping with stress.

We know that a lot of you will currently be going through a stressful time with exams, deadlines, transitions, and other things life may throw at you.

The LOOK team, bloggers, mentors and mentees, have put together our best tips for dealing with stress in these situations and hope they’re of use.

  • Try your best to recognise when you are in the middle of an angry outburst or thoughts.
  • Allow emotions to be present. Cry, scream, shout, but not at anyone. Be present in acknowledging the feelings, but don’t let them take over.
  • Don’t use expletives or negativity when expressing these thoughts.
  • Breathe deeply and think only of what your breathing is doing.
  • Read up on mindfulness or meditation, and try putting it into practice.
  • If you feel a head-ache or migraine coming on then STOP and relax.
  • Learn to recognise the signs of a head-ache or migraine and stop before one comes on.
  • Distract yourself by yourself focussing on something small.
  • Exercise, it releases endorphins.
  • Eat well and drink lots of water.
  • Listen to music. Blast out one of your happy songs or cry to a sad song! Check out our LOOK relaxed playlist.
  • Text/call someone such as a close friend or family member. Just talking things through can make you feel better.
  • Find a task that needs a lot of focus and thoughtfulness, maybe such as writing.
  • Write down or record your thoughts and feelings, this can be a release and help process mixed up emotions. Look back over it and you may notice any patterns or triggers you may have been unaware of.
  • Make lists – a to-do list of things that you feel stressed or anxious about. In terms of to-do lists, prioritise what’s most important and what needs doing first. It’s also good to focus on positivity – make a list of the things that make you feel good, and your favourite things. It’s a good way of balancing and prioritizing everything that you need to do.
  • Do one of your favourite hobbies.
  • Watch your favourite TV programme.
  • Have a nice cup of tea, hot chocolate or your favourite drink, and enjoy the 10 minutes to sit and drink it.
  • Think of something positive. What are you proud of? What have you achieved so far?
  • What are your passions? Find them and immerse yourself within them.
  • Have a long bath or shower.
  • Lose yourself within a good book.
  • Take some time out for yourself – self-care is so important.
  • Take time away from the things that are making you stressed.
  • Smile! Yes, forcing yourself to actively smile makes you feel better!
  • Dog meditating
  • These are our tips for coping with stress. If you have any to add then let us know. Email youth@look-uk.org or contact us on Facebook or Twitter we’d love to hear from you.

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Stress Stress Stress!

April 27th, 2017 / View in own page?

Harriet is one of our fabulous LOOK members. Through our mentoring project she has been matched with a mentor who is supporting her to achieve her goals.

She is currently preparing for her GCSE’s and deals with the added pressure of having both a visual and hearing impairment.

in this video she talks about the different types of stress and gives tips on how to cope with it.

Make sure you check out our other posts on stress! If you would like to know more about the mentoring project please email mentor@look-uk.org

 

 

We’d love for you to get involved in our theme of the month. Why not answer our questions:
What stresses you out?
Does your sight loss stress you out?
If so, how and how do you deal with it?
How do you deal with stress?
What do you do to de-stress and relax?
Let us know in the comments on the above YouTube video or contact us on Facebook or Twitter

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