Stress Awareness Month
This April is Stress Awareness Month and it couldn’t come at a better time. With countries all over the world in lockdown and restricted movement due to the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s safe to say that stress levels are at an all-time high.
The first thing to note is if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed right now… you are not alone. We are living in a difficult time and there is alot of uncertainty surrounding our every day lives right now. And it’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re struggling.
To try and help, we have put together a list of some of our favourite stress management techniques:
1 – Eat healthy, balanced meals. We know that reaching for the chocolate in times of stress feels so good at the time, however, in reality, it isn’t good for your body and in the process, not the best way to deal with stress.
2 – Get enough sleep. Try and get atleast 7 hrs sleep a night to help your body recover from the toll stress may be taking on your body.
3 – Accept what you can and cannot control. Coronavirus is something you cannot control. However, you can control your approach to life, you can control how you shield yourself and your family appropriately from the risks it poses. Focus on the elements you can control and not on those you cannot.
4 – Spend time with your loved ones. Yes, you read that right. We are incredibly lucky to be dealing with pandemic during the digital age where platforms such as Zoom and Facetime are available to make spending time talking to your family and friends a possibility. Take advantage and host an online party or just a general chat.
5 – Make exercise a part of your daily routine. Exercise is one of our bodies favourite ways to de-stress. Take a walk, do some yoga or pilates in the living room, set up an exercise circuit in the garden. There are plenty of ways to keep active and relieve stress whilst in lockdown.
6 – Finally – this one is our favourite – indulge in a little reflexology. With Revs Sandals, whether you wear our classic sandals, flip flops or even our insoles, you will receive a relaxing reflexology massage with each step you take. The nodes in the soles of our shoes are designed to put pressure on specific reflexology points on the sole of your foot and, as a result, help improve your blood flow and aid relaxation. For more information on the science behind our reflexology sandals and stress management, visit our Stress Management page