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71. Practical Advice for Managing Stress

In this week’s episode, host Alice Lyons gives some practical advice around managing stress as the UK is currently in its second lockdown and winter is upon us. Alice gives 4 tips for managing stress, including wallowing, prioritising your wellbeing, protecting your energy and reaching out.

Also discussed:

(01:49) Brief intro

(02:42) Tip number 1 – Wallow: how powering through can be detrimental in the long-term, the build up of negative feelings, why it’s better to feel in the moment, toxic positivity

(10:08) Tip number 2 – Prioritise your wellbeing: finding time for yourself that is personal to you, how prioritising wellbeing can positively influence sleep, how important humour is

(16:56) Tip number 3 – Protect your energy: splitting your life into segments and how some areas can take greater priority, thinking about the areas where you might lose energy, setting boundaries to protect energy

(21:26) Tip number 4 – Reach out: making sure you have a good group of people around you rather than relying on one person



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Music Credit: ‘Infinite Landscape’ by Corinne.






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