April - Stress Awareness Month
April is the month for stress awareness and there’s no better time to reflect on how you’re feeling and how to restore your mental balance.
The psychological impact of Covid-19 is significant and along with the recent cost of living crisis, the conflict in Ukraine, more people are reporting elevated levels of stress than before.
We recently carried out a survey quizzing people on what causes them stress. Almost three quarters of Britons say the cost of living crisis is their greatest cause of stress. Some 71% of people polled highlighted rising prices as the issue which keeps them most awake at night.
That compared with 18% who are most stressed about the war in Ukraine and 11% who said Covid remained their number one concern.
The survey we carried out also revealed that 61% suffered from anxiety as a result of their stress, while 28% had trouble sleeping, 16% were prone to angry outbursts and 4% had digestive problems.
Favourite techniques for combatting stress included taking CBD [57%], exercising [21%], listening to music [14%] and meditating [7%].
Tony Calamita, Co-Founder & CEO of Love Hemp, said: “It is vital that we continue to shine a spotlight on the subject of stress, which is a major challenge for many people.
“While it is likely that the Covid pandemic will have been the major concern for many Brits over the last couple of years, this has now been overtaken for the vast majority of people by the current pressures caused by the cost of living crisis.
“It’s really important that people understand they are not alone – stress is an everyday factor for so many of us but, as our survey shows, there are various techniques that are favoured by people who are affected.”
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Check our top 5 tips for managing stress:
Eating a healthy diet can help you feel more energised and reduce the negative effects of stress on your body. Start the day with a balanced breakfast, avoid highly refined foods, and try not to skip meals.
- Keep Active
Exercise triggers the release of those ‘feel-good’ endorphins which can boost your mood and reduce some of the emotional intensity you’re feeling. However, if joining a gym sounds daunting, get out in nature (and bring the dog too).
- Stay Connected
Social time is highly valuable and talking with friends and family can tackle feelings of loneliness and ease any worries you may have. Remember, a problem shared is a problem halved!
- Make time for Hobbies
Each day, set aside some time for the things you enjoy – even for just 30 minutes. If you feel overwhelmed at work, you may benefit from a regular hobby that will allow you to unwind and give you something to look forward to after a hard day.
- Add CBD to your daily routine
A daily dose of CBD can support your mental well-being due to the way it interacts with our endocannabinoid system which regulates key bodily functions. We recommend our signature CBD Oil Drops in 3000mg.