- it is OK to indulge as long as you moderate things. Try healthier options and limit your intake of alcohol or drink plenty of water to compensate
- plan well ahead and be organised - this will avoid you rushing around at the last minute & getting stressed. Write a list if necessary
- delegate some of the chores and tasks - that way, you don't get exhausted and feel disapppointed if you don't achieve what you set out to do. You can't do everything!
- try to fit in some time for yourself during the festive season - such as relaxation, catching up with friends, have a massage, see a film, have some quiet time, read your favourite magazines etc...
- try to fit in some exercise so that you remain physically and mentally robust for the impending hive of activity over the festive season. This will also help you de-stress and help you remain calm
- take some supplements to boost your immunity (such as a good brand multivitamin & mineral supplement and echinacea or ginseng to ward off any colds at this time)
- get plenty of sleep as far as possible as this will help you remain in good health over the busy period
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
- headache (computer overuse, worry, eye strain)
- sinusitis (infection of the sinuses - reduced immune defences)
- recurring colds (reduced defences due to prolonged & sustained stress)
- palpitations (anxiety - a number of different causes)
- skin problems (stress, anxiety, worry)
- hair loss (worry, anxiety, stress, poor diet, hormonal influences)
Much of the work of herbalists involves examining stress and addressing symptoms of stress within a holistic context. Herbs can be a powerful and effective remedy. Examining lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, recreational pursuits, relaxation techniques, hobbies etc...) can give real meaning to lives of patients so that they are empowered to make improvements so that they can achieve a sustainable and manageable work-life balance.
Contact http://www.nimh.org.uk/ for more advice on herbal remedies for tackling stress or the Federation of Holistic Therapists (http://www.fht.org.uk/) for other supportive therapies in coping with stress-related symptoms and general holistic counselling.
Monday, 28 September 2009
For more information and advice visit http://www.nimh.org.uk/ or http://www.bcma.co.uk/ for natural ways to combat and cope with stress and modern living.