Coping with life's ups and downs

Stress

Everyone needs a certain amount of stress. It's what gets you out of bed in the morning and gives you the motivation to do things, such as sports. Too much stress can result in different problems such as poor performance at school or college, relationship difficulties and physical illness.

Symptons of stress include:

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. Changes in behaviour
  4. Food cravings
  5. Lack of appetite
  6. Frequent crying
  7. Difficulty sleeping
  8. Difficulty concentrating
  9. Chest pains
  10. Biting your nails
  11. Nervous twitches
  12. Sweating more
  13. Breathlessness
  14. Difficulty sleeping

Everyone has different ways of coping when they feel stressed but if symptoms persist it is important to seek some help.

It is important to have some time out for yourself. This is easy to forget when you are feeling stressed. Reduce stress by following the 5 ways to wellbeing advice above.

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