I unfortunately (like many), suffer from stress and anxiety, often bordering on depression. I have my own business in a very stressful sector and find it very difficult to relax and unwind.
Someone told me that exercise and in particular running can help which is why I started out on C2 5K almost 7 weeks ago. I still get stressed and occasionally anxiety/panic attacks but I can confirm that running lifts my mood as soon as I complete my run and certainly during the run I find it makes me forget all my worries.
I intend to make sure to stick at this running as it is really helping to make me a happier and more chilled person.