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How to Stop Stress from Spiralling Out of Control

Sadly, stress can impact more than every aspect of a person’s life. A demanding career can eat into a person’s home life, while a tense or fractured personal life can impact a person’s performance at work. For this reason, it is essential to develop healthy coping mechanisms so that you can free your body of worry, tension and anxiety. To do so, find out how to stops stress from spiralling out of control.

 

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Banish Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

The first thing you must do is banish unhealthy coping mechanisms from your lifestyle, such as excessive drinking or eating, as they could be causing you more harm than good. For example, it is common for some people to develop an alcohol addiction or drug dependency to manage the overwhelming emotions building up inside of them. If you are living with an addiction, immediately seek treatment to take back control of your life.

 

Slow Down & Talk to Someone

Stress or anxiety is your body’s way of telling you that you need to slow down. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by a situation, take a step back, take a deep breath and then continue at a pace that suits your needs. Think about whether you could delegate a task to another person, or if you can scratch a job off your to-do list. Stop trying to do everything yourself and try to move at a slower, less stressful pace.

However, if you are struggling to take control of your rising stress levels and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is vital to talk to someone, which could prevent you from developing depression or crippling anxiety. For instance, if you are feeling pressure due to a rising task list at work, talk to your boss about how you could potentially reduce your workload or delegate tasks to others. If you are living with a personal problem, it might be beneficial to confide in your spouse, a friend, family member or the Samaritans.

 

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Self-Care

It is easy for people to neglect themselves when attempting to meet tight deadlines, juggle multiple tasks or deal with personal problems. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of self-care when dealing with stress. For example, melt away tension from your body with a hot bath with Epsom salts. Regular exercise can also lift your mood and help you to banish stress. You could also distract your mind from your problems by embarking on a hobby or reading a good book. It’s the small things that can make a big difference to your emotional health.

 

Remind Yourself that the Stress Will Pass

It’s easy to feel as if stress is never ending when you are struggling with your emotions. It is, however, important to remember that this difficult period in your life will soon pass. The anxiety and tension you are feeling are only temporary, and you’ll soon feel emotionally stronger. Simply take it one day at a time and realise that life will get better, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time. Remind yourself that you will overcome your stress.

 

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Clean Energy Drinks for Busy Mums

As a busy working mum of 2 very active toddlers, I am forever tired. Some days, I wake feeling tired. My kids are early birds, so my day usually starts from around 5:30am on a proper early day (thank you heat wave). Or it can be as late but never later than 7:45am. And the chaos start from wake up time to bed time for 7pm (ish). I work from home, so I have to balance the family life and work life from the same roof, and make it all work somehow. Which is tiring on most days. Which is why I find myself taking anything that promises to give me some kind of energy.

 

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I have recently come across a new drink – Flyte Clean Energy, and I was eager to try it. A pack landed on my doorstep some days ago, and I have been busy drinking. These energy drinks are not like your regular energy drinks. These are clean energy drinks, which means it is 100% sourced from nature. It has low calories and powered by organic caffeine. I got the Clean Mango and Red Berry flavours and I think they taste great! The bottles are so cute. I think they are really pretty and handy. The fact that I can open a bottle and finish it later thanks to the lid is great.

 

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Flyte Clean Energy Green Mango

This energy drink is tasty. I love it when it’s chilled. It has a dry taste and it is great for those mornings when you need a little pick me up. It works like a dream! I love the colour a lot too.

 

Flyte Clean Energy Red Berries

This energy drink has a lovely taste. I like the light subtle berry flavour. It is a great drink to have in the afternoon as an alternative to your regular cup of coffee. It saves the day when you are feeling drained.

 

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What do you think of these Flyte Clean Energy Drinks? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

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How to Survive Soft Play with Kids

A few days ago, we took the Kiddies to a Soft Play Centre not to far away from where we stay in Cheshire to burn off some energy. They have been quite restless these last few days thanks to the summer holidays. So having an afternoon of play and fun was planned to let off some steam. It was good old fun. The kiddies had a great time as always. They love soft play so I knew this was a going to be a hit.

The only issue we had at the Soft Play Centre in Cheshire was how dead warm the centre was. Installing some aircon would be a great idea. It was boiling at a point and we found it pretty uncomfortable but the kids didn’t mind much. They were there for the fun. Do you kids like Soft Play Centres?

 

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To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Soft Play Centres. I find it hard to manoeuvre the tight spots and my kids always need me for one thing or the other. So I am not one of those mum that can have a cup of coffee in peace while the kids play. It is usually a lot fo work for me because I have to get involved in one way or the other, and there are usually a lot of kids. But thankfully, on this day, there were not many kids. I guess everyone was busy enjoying the sunshine outside except us. We couldn’t brave playing outdoors on that day. It was a lot hotter outside. How have you all been coping with the dead warm weather here in the UK?

Here are some tips you may need to survive your next soft play day out –

 

Pack the socks

Your kids need socks to play and so do you. You may need to get involved in a way so best to go prepared with a pair of socks in your bag for when it is needed.

 

Go after a meal

We like to go to the Soft Play Centre just after lunch and get back just before dinner. This way the kids are well fed and in the mood to play. Getting back just before dinner is also smart as the kids have usually worn themselves out and are ready for bed.

 

 

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Keep an eye out on the kids

Parents should watch their kids while they play. The signs and reminders are usually all over the wall for those parents that forget or get carried away but many parents do not keep an eye on their kids when they play. I find that they are usually carried away with the conversations they are having and expect their kids to come find them when they need them.

 

Teach the kids to play nice

I always remind my kids to be nice and kind to everyone they come across. It makes the world a better place and I think it is our responsibility as parents to teach our kids manners especially in public places like a Soft Play setting.

 

 

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We have survived the first week of the summer holidays and we are looking forward to the remaining 5 weeks. We have various days out and activities planned for the next couple of weeks. What plans do you have for the summer holidays?

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