10 tips to manage your stress in 2020

The new year is all about achieving new success and climbing to new heights – in your personal life and in your career.

Here are 10 tips for managing your stress in 2020:

1.Learn to say “no”.

Spreading yourself too thinly and trying to please too many people can cause a lot of stress. Instead, learn to say “no” to the things that don’t bring you joy, so that you have time for yourself and the things you love.

2. Get regular exercise.

Exercise gets the “happy hormones” pumping through your brain and is proven to relieve stress instantly. Plus, you’ll instantly feel better about yourself and a healthy body is better equipped to handle stress!

3. Make sure you get enough sleep.

When you’re under pressure, you might feel the need to work late into the night. But if you don’t get enough sleep, it will affect your concentration and productivity – and this triggers a vicious cycle of stress.

4. Eat healthy foods.

Food is known for having a direct impact on your mood. Avoid sugary foods, caffeine and refined carbohydrates like white bread and rice that can make your blood sugar spike and cause mood swings.

5. Speak up when you’re feeling stressed.

You are surrounded by people who love you and want to help relieve your stress. If your stress levels get out of hand, consider speaking to a professional about it.

6. Take deep breaths and count to 20.

Breathing can instantly calm your nerves and relax your
body. Counting while you breathe will help take your
mind off your stress for a while, so that you can look at it
from a new perspective.

7. Get rid of clutter.

“I can’t find my sock” and “where is the sticky tape?” are little things that add unnecessary stress to your life. Make time to tidy your home and get rid of the things you don’t
need, so that you can live a simpler, stress-free life.

8. Avoid alcohol and drugs.

This is merely a crutch. Once the effects of the alcohol have worn off, your stress and problems will still be there – more scary than ever before.

9. Learn time management techniques.

Poor time management is a major cause of stress, especially at work. If you learn to manage your time more effectively, you won’t be stressed out by last-minute tasks and deadlines.

10. Distance yourself from negative

Your time is precious – why spend it with people that stress you out? Surround yourself with loved ones who make you feel good about yourself and at ease.


If stress is getting the better of you, come speak to us – we’r e here to give you advice and guide you through this difficult time:

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