How to tackle stress in 2024

How to reduce stress in 2024 | A woman is doing yoga exercises at home, Germany, city of Seesen, 05. February 2018. Photo: Frank May (model released) Where: Seesen, Niedersachsen, Germany When: 05 Feb 2018 Credit: Frank May/picture-alliance/Cover Images

Prioritising self-care can help you cope with stress.

Managing stress is often a popular New Year’s resolution.

Now that we have officially entered the New Year, many of us are returning to work and university, among other commitments, which can often be stressful.

Agnieszka Kozlowska, owner of the herbal supplement brand Miracle Leaf, has shared her expert tips for dealing with stress.

Prioritise quality sleep

Uninterrupted sleep is vital for the overall health of our minds and bodies.

“Adequate sleep is essential for our bodies and minds to rest and rejuvenate,” Agnieszka states. “Aim for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, avoid caffeine and screen time before bed, and establish a consistent sleep schedule.”

Mindfulness

Practising mindfulness can help you relax and fend off feelings of stress.

“Mindfulness techniques like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can effectively reduce stress levels,” the expert explains. “These practices help to calm the mind and body, promoting a sense of inner peace and relaxation.”

Prioritise self-care

Prioritising self-care can help you reconnect with yourself.

“Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Engage in hobbies, pursue creative hobbies, or simply indulge in some pampering,” Agnieszka recommends. “Self-care activities help to replenish mental and emotional energy and reduce stress levels.”

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A woman is doing yoga exercises at home, Germany, city of Seesen, 05. February 2018. Photo: Frank May (model released) Where: Seesen, Niedersachsen, Germany When: 05 Feb 2018 Credit: Frank May/picture-alliance/Cover Images
Learn to say no

Setting boundaries can be a great way to reduce feelings of stress.

“It’s okay to decline requests or commitments that may overload your schedule and contribute to stress,” Agnieszka assures. “Setting healthy boundaries allows you to manage your time effectively and protect your emotional well-being.”

Seek professional help when needed

Speaking to a professional can often be effective if you feel that your stress levels are not improving.

“If stress is significantly impacting your daily life, causing emotional distress, or interfering with your ability to function, consider seeking professional guidance,” the expert suggests. “A therapist can help you identify the root causes of your stress and develop coping mechanisms to manage it effectively.”

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