That Word Stress

Stress is inevitable. And while a little stress can be positive, too much takes a toll on the body and mind.

Deepening our awareness of how stress impacts our wellbeing can motivate us to interrupt the stress cycle and prioritize rejuvenation. When things pile up and you start to feel overwhelmed, ask yourself, “is this something I need to handle right now or can it wait?”

For anyone who’s working in our business, caring for others or working in a job that requires deadlines or maybe you have had some bad news or just trying to navigate the ups and downs of the daily grind, stress is a part of life. To have a goal to entirely eliminate stress is pretty much impossible.

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” — Etty Hillesum

Take that Minute or Two

The truth is that just taking a minute away from your daily tasks, won’t often give you the relief you crave. You want to utilize that minute or two the best way you can by implementing purposeful mindfulness practices, or breathing exercises. When you use these practices with intention and give yourself just a few moments to reset in the middle of your day can help you to feel more grounded, calm, and energized.

So when you feel overwhelmed or under pressure, it’s easy to go into overdrive and find yourself in fight-or-flight mode.

When you’re in this state, you may feel agitated, anxious, and overwhelmed. To regulate your central nervous system, and reduce feelings of acute stress, studies show that mindfulness practices and breathing exercises can help.

In the care business it’s imperative for carers to have some self time after work. Like many others in demanding jobs and also those parenting just taking some time is precious. Yes, we all have washing to do, shopping to do, cleaning to do etc…but that time for you is so beneficial. Do all our tasks have to be done today? Take a walk, watch some non-serious TV (EVEN FOR 30 MINUTES) call a friend, read a book, have a soak, anything for you.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
―Sydney J. Harris

The Caring for You at Home S.L team offer all aspects of care at home from 24/7 live-in in many areas of Spain and the Balearic Islands to waking nights, a few hours a day, and companionship hours.



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