Stress – ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’
We all suffer from stress from time to time. It’s normal. But what’s worrying is the knock-on effects it can have. It can cause mental health problems, which are responsible for approximately half of all absences from work.
Here we ask some of our team how they deal with stress.
“It very much depends on the nature of the stress. It is helpful to remove yourself from the situation or fall to introspection in an attempt to work out what in particular is causing the stress and what can be done about it. If this isn’t possible:
Reading is often a nice means of escapism, or I suppose to a lesser extent one of the typical “summer blockbuster” films that require little mental engagement – sometimes even temporarily getting it out of mind helps reduce it.
Other times, it can be nice to sit down with my kids (assuming it’s one of the rare times they aren’t the cause of…