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Small steps to less stress


We can all experience feelings of stress at any time in our lives. Whether it's work, cost of living, a major change in your life or being too busy. Stress can affect us all. But knowing some simple steps that can reduce stress, can really help.


The world in which we live in right now is challenging and so many of us are struggling because of it. The cost of energy bills and food and worrying about how we look after our families, has left many people struggling with their mental health.

Stress can cause many different feelings. It might affect how you feel physically and mentally. Some people can find stress helpful or even motivating. But if stress is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help. There is a natural remedy; some simple, accessible ways to help reduce our daily stress.

We are all responsible for making our own lifestyle choices and changes. So, if something in your routine isn’t working out, its ok to change things up. Here are some quick and easy steps you can take each day to feel less stress:

  1. Get outside!

    Even just 10 minutes spent outside during your morning coffee, lunch break, or evening chill time will reduce your blood pressure, and in turn your stress levels. Use this time to watch the clouds float by, notice the sounds and smells around you and just be more mindful. 

  2. Build a new routine.

    Look for opportunities in your day where you can build in time to be outside. Maybe it’s walking to work or shops, or meeting friends or family outdoors. Taking a 20-minute walk each day around your area - whether it's morning, afternoon, or evening - will be good for your emotional wellbeing and mental health.

  3. Bring the sound of nature indoors.

    Use youtube or spotify to search for babbling brooks or bird song - play these in the background whilst you spend some time looking after you. You'll be amazed how theraputic natures sounds can be; a perfect self-care activity for every day.

Now grab a pen & paper and ask yourself:

  • How can I introduce more time in nature to my day?

  • How do I feel when I have been in nature?

  • What holds me back from stepping into nature?

Asking yourself these questions can help you build a healthy routine to get outdoors in nature more. It can help you take steps to less stress by implementing the actions into your day. And it can be a reminder of how nature makes you feel and why it's important for your health and wellbeing to follow these simple steps.

We know commitment isn't easy, however, making one small change can be all it takes to make a big difference. So, start small! Get outside, and enjoy the spring air, soak up some vitamin D, and notice the environment around you. 

Let these small cues be your sign to enjoy the moment and take in all nature has to offer, and maybe you'll feel like doing that again tomorrow!


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If you want to make a change to your health and wellbeing, but don't want to do it alone, we're here for you. We're all about helping people live healthier lives. Register or contact us today to take your next step to LiveWell. 


How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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