HeadsUp50Project Update With Video Over Tea!
It's Mental Health Awareness Week until the 20th and the focus has been on stress. Stress is a normal phenomenon of modern day living but it's when it spirals out of control that it can lead to a mental health problem.
Of course, some stress can actually be good for us because it enables us to push ourselves beyond our day to day limits ie. a presentation that we need to deliver at work. It's when you are experiencing stress for prolonged periods of time that there can be a problem.
I heard that 75% of adults (in the UK) have experienced periods of stress in the last year where they have regularly felt not able to manage and 80% of young people feel the same.
This is a reminder for possibly ourselves and/or our loved ones to identify stress triggers, find and then practice relaxation techniques and know that situations often have a limited point in life and that they often will pass.
These statistics remind me that I can always work, exercise, clean, cook and just be MORE in every which way but that doesn't serve me or the people I love. I can choose what I fill my brain with and that I must make better choices wherever possible...
Here are three more collages that I've finished this week and I've recorded another video that goes alongside them. I share three books that I think are helpful, some personal thoughts, more detail on the collages and a cup of tea! I do hope you'll watch https://youtu.be/HXDT1Lwg2SQ or, click the video below.
Have a wonderful weekend - I'll be watching the Royal Wedding of Meghan and Harry on tv tomorrow!