In this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I am going to be talking about how we can tend to wear stress as a badge of honour. I will also highlight how to address your stress for National Stress Awareness Week running 4- 8 November 2019.
The first Wednesday in November is National Stress Awareness Day and is led by the International Stress Management Association. This year’s theme is Resilience – The Power to Succeed.
In today’s show, I talk about:
- How people sometimes wear stress as a badge of honor. [01:19]
- Some effects of stress on the body. [01:54]
- Some statistics about stress. [03:39]
- What WRAW is and how you can experience it [04:23]
- Tips on how to address your stress and stop worrying stress as a badge of honor. [05:03]
Some statistics about stress
- 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
- 81% of women said this compared to 67 percent of men.
- 83% of 18-24 year-olds said this compared to 65 percent of people aged 55 and over.
Here are some helpful resources I mentioned in this episode:
- National Stress Awareness day
- Stressed nation: 74% of UK ‘overwhelmed or unable to cope’ at some point in the past year
- Personal Resilience Training
- How to manage and reduce stress
- Click to download the Daylio Mood App
- Stress has very serious impacts on our bodies and is physical as well as mental.
- It is easy to wear stress as a badge of honour as it makes us feel we are important.
- In order to manage my stress, I need a lot of sleep at least eight to nine hours.
- The underlying stress trigger is what you really need to address to be able to manage your stress
- Think about how you cope with your stress and the indicators that you are becoming stressed
- Stress is a huge issue and affects thousands of workers worldwide.
How to stop wearing stress as a badge of honour
What is WRAW: https://diverseminds.co.uk/personal-resilience-training/
Address your Stress top tips: https://diverseminds.co.uk/how-to-address-your-stress/ and straight into your inbox here: https://mailchi.mp/a7e62712905c/addressyourstress
Three Quick ways to create a stress-free work environment: https://diverseminds.co.uk/quickways-to-stress-free/
MHL online course waiting list: https://forms.gle/XaJrpZsthB1jXCFf6
7 Ways to improve your sleep: https://diverseminds.co.uk/7-ways-boost-sleep-and-mental-health/
Mind Video Finding the words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqb-n_L5hIA talking to your GP about mental health:
Mental Health Foundation talking to your GP: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/how-to-talk-to-your-gp-about-your-mental-health.pdf
Work with me
If you fancy working with me on a one-to-one basis to help address your stress, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a time so that we can chat about what might be right for you.
Don’t forget the Wraw psychometric tool just £225 (incl VAT).
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Remember to tune in to next week’s episode, where I’ll bring you more insights into mental health and inclusion.