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What’s the best way to relieve stress?

April is Stress Awareness Month, an initiative that aims to raise awareness about both the causes and cures of stress. 

In recent years, mental health campaigners have made huge strides in helping people understand the importance of mental wellbeing. But even so, 74% of UK adults have said they felt so stressed that they were unable to cope.

Stress presents a great public health challenge and has been linked to everything from insomnia to problems with our immune system and digestion. Finding a way to cope with stress and relieve stress from your daily life can have a huge positive impact.

Today we’re asking you: what’s the best way to relieve stress? Vote in our poll and share your experiences in the comments below

What's the best way to relieve stress?

Exercise
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Spending time with loved ones
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Therapy
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Cooking
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Gardening
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Hobbies
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Journaling
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Cutting out caffeine or alcohol
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Meditation or spending time alone
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Staying positive
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Other - share in comments
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Based on 201 public votes.

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Grandma11
7th Jul 2019
0
Thanks for voting!
Watching a movie at home.
JW64
10th Jun 2019
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Yoga is my stress relief, especially when I don't really want to do it, but i do..
Felix1
8th Jun 2019
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I had a friend undergoing a very acrimonious divorce. Her nerves were shattered. Her doctors advice : Promise yourself a treat every day, always at the same time with no interruptions. Tell yourself how much you deserve this treat. Every day she bought herself a finger of fudge. She ate it on the way home. Said by the time she arrived home she was calm. Good luck everyone.
Felix1
8th Jun 2019
0
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Stroking your dog or cat.
Onecott
22nd May 2019
0
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Glass of wine & favourite programme
Billythequiche
6th May 2019
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Being within sight and sound of the sea.
Wilf
23rd Apr 2019
1
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A good walk with the dog on a daily basis helps a lot
Yodama
19th Apr 2019
2
Thanks for voting!
Doing things you WANT to do, not that you HAVE to do. Reading, painting and drawing...whatever hobby you enjoy.
Just taking a stroll down a leafy lane, feeding ducks or meditating.
All these things can help to make stress dissipate.
Many fears are borne of what might happen in the future, life can turn in a sixpence so try not to have dark imaginings.
Nannypink
17th Apr 2019
1
Thanks for voting!
Retirement a year ago helped massively to remove the stress that I had in my life and so now I have more time for exercise.....yoga/Pilates and walking are my go to activities
IreneM78
13th Apr 2019
2
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Hi there,

I would like you 2 include healthy eating at some point am trying to loose weight for my health and also need an operation soon so would be good if you could incorporate this in silver surfers as it's very hard to do with stress and lots of health problems.

Thankyou.

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