Stress: it's one of those things that you just can't avoid. At some point in your life, you're going to come face to face with it. And if you're British, that day has most likely already happened (like a thousand times).
According to a new survey by IKEA called 'Life at Home', two thirds of Britons feel stressed before they even get out of bed of a morning.
In addition to that, us Brits experience roughly 14 bouts of stress a day. Excessive? We think so.
The new research shows that it is vital for people to create a space where they can completely escape and find ways to organise their lives to combat stress before it has even begun.
It highlighted that night time stresses were found to be driven by not being able to get to sleep and worrying about the day ahead, whereas morning stresses included not being able to find things like keys or wallets causing people to run late.
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In a bid to help the nation combat stress, they also shared a few tips on how to help start and end each day better:
:: Between 18 and 22 degrees is the perfect temperature for a good night's sleep. Any hotter and you'll be tossing and turning.
:: Opening your eyes to a splash of colour in the morning gets your adrenaline going and makes it easier to wake up. Give your bedroom a boost by choosing cheerful bed linen and colourful pillows.
:: Exercise, specifically running produces a rush of endorphins in the brain, making you feel exhilarated and happy. But getting up for run can be hard so leaving your kit by your bed can help, you’ll be surprised how many more runs you go for!
To conclude: there are lots of simple ways to unlock the healing power of the space around you and prevent every day stresses.