Today is the start of National Stress Awareness Week, everyone suffers from stress in one way or another or in many ways and part of it is learning to accept ourselves be mindful of our faults and very importantly learning to leave the past in the past where it belongs as it's easy to cling on to bitter memories and this creates anxiety as we cannot change the past nor our fears of the future yet if we can absorb ourselves in the present we deal with problems as they arise and don't have time to do anything but act on them.
I combat stress by firstly acknowledging it and I find either switching off and relaxing quietly like in my garden and maybe reading some poetry, or I focus all my attention on something simple like a leaf and look at it in intricate detail and it brings me back bang into the present. Or I do something energetic like a walk in the middle of nature and thats quickly gets rid of negative mental energy.
So if any of you would like to to talk about your stress or your tips for dealing with stress then please do as it affects us all and most importantly please remember you are not alone.
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The photo is taken from my bench in my back garden where I enjoy relaxing. 😊