Top tips to help you de-stress

We have some great wellbeing tips which could offer a little mental relaxation and help you to de-stress after a hectic day. Health Psychologist David Moxon says that getting outside for a breath of fresh air on a regular basis can help you to calm down, as can drinking plenty of water. He also reminds us not to keep out thoughts and emotions bottled up, as it’s true that a problem shared is a problem halved. “We are social animals and social support is vital for healthy mental well-being – so make sure you share your worries with someone close and tell them why you are feeling stressed,” Mr Moxon explains.

Some other top tips that you can try if you are on your own are:

–          Relax in a warm bubble bath with a bath oil such as lavender or chamomile.

–          Listen to music – slower tempo pieces will have a calming effect.

–          Watch your favourite comedies – laughing is especially effective in the fight against stress.

You can also calm your mind with some basic exercises. Clench your hand, feet and shoulder muscles tightly for ten seconds before releasing them which frees tension and gives you an instant boost!