Coping with stress and anxiety
It’s no secret that we all have our own unique ways of handling stress and anxiety. I recently stumbled upon this article in The Guardian that features a diverse group of successful people in medicine, media, sports, politics and business, sharing their tried-and-tested coping strategies for dealing with the daily grind.
What’s even more exciting is the cultural shift we’ve seen in recent years surrounding mental health and wellbeing. People are more open than ever about their struggles and how they manage them. The stigma is lifting and we’re all learning that it’s okay to not be okay.
Some of the great tips included in the piece are regular exercise, better sleep habits, unplugging from technology, being prepared, accepting that feeling nervous is normal, enjoying music, and practicing mindfulness.
As a practitioner of reflexology and other holistic therapies, I think these coping strategies mesh perfectly with the calming and healing benefits of these treatments. Reflexology in particular can be an amazing way to relax, recenter and find inner peace amidst the chaos of daily life.