Stress is part and parcel of life. Most of the time, we can overcome mild stress without any trouble at all. But from time to time, stress can get the better of us. If you’re going through a hard time, or you’ve got loads on, you may feel like wading through quicksand. Here are some of life’s most stressful events and how to survive them.
Packing endless boxes, making offers for them only to be rejected and taking a million trips to the tip. Moving house is exciting. But there’s no doubting that it’s also stressful. If you’re taking on a fixer-upper and there’s a lot of work involved, this can be particularly arduous. Planning is essential, and it’s important to have realistic time-frames and budgets. If you’re carrying out extensive renovation, combine expert help with favors from family and friends. Cut costs by doing some work yourself and shopping around for the best prices from building firms. If you’re embarking on heavy-duty work, let machinery take the strain. You can hire a backhoe for the day to save your back and get the job done faster. If you’re pushed for time when it comes to moving out, enlist the help of a removals firm. They can take care of packing, lifting and unpacking for you. It’s also a good idea to book some days off work either side of the move.
Losing your job
Unemployment can have a major impact on your self-esteem, as well as your bank balance. You may panic that you can’t afford bills and living costs. You may feel stressed because you’ve got children or a partner relying on you. You may be concerned that you won’t find a job straight away. If you do lose your job, try and make sure that your CV is up to date and send it to recruitment agencies. Look out for openings online and use your contact list. Try not to panic and stay calm. If you are looking for work, you may be entitled to state benefits.
Planning a wedding
Planning a wedding is a joyous time, but it can also take its toll on your stress levels. There’s so much to remember and often, so many people to please. When you start planning, write a comprehensive list of everything you need to do. Work through it, ticking off the most important jobs first. Give yourself plenty of time, and have some time out to relax if things get on top of you. Set a budget, give guests clear information, and ask others for help if you need it. If you’re juggling planning with full-time work or childcare, consider getting a wedding planner.
Image taken from https://pixabay.com/en/photos/wedding%20day/
Sometimes, life isn’t simple. Stress affects all of us to a degree, but at times, it can be particularly severe. If you’re trying to survive stressful life events, stay calm. Ask for help from others, make plans in advance, and take time out to relax. Consider getting professional help and try and focus on the end goal. If you’re moving, all the hard work and long hours on site will be worth it. If you’re getting married, all your time and effort will ensure you have a perfect wedding day.