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April is Stress Awareness Month

Posted by Admin on 12th April 2019

Managing stress and prioritizing your wellbeing can do wonders for your focus, productivity, and happiness.

The average person has about 60,000 thoughts in a day (exhausting if you think about it!).

Creative activities of any kind can help focus the mind and has even been compared to meditation due to its calming effects on the brain and body. Even just gardening or sewing releases dopamine, a natural anti-depressant.

We all know that work can often be one of the main causes of stress. So when it comes to business, the key is to have a plan! Avoid stressful situations by planning ahead, scheduling important tasks in advance and making notes or lists of anything that’s on your mind to offload. Ticking off that list can be a great coping mechanism!

Whilst it’s important to focus on the tasks or projects we’re working on, it’s equally as important to take a break and find time to enjoy the things that help us to relax.

At Vi we’re lucky to have the MK Gallery close by, a great place to visit for inspiration and relaxation (especially as we’re all Art geeks!).

Creativity reduces anxiety, depression, and stress and it can also help you process trauma. Studies have found that writing helps people manage their negative emotions in a productive way, and painting or drawing helps people express feelings or experiences that they find too difficult to put into words.

Find helpful stress management tips here: http://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month-2019/