less stress more living

In essence stress is an imbalance between the demands put on you and your ability to cope with them. Pressure can come from all sorts of places - from moving house to money worries to relationship problems but in most cases the biggest perpetrator is work.
Recent research has highlighted how important it is to take a break at regular intervals throughout the day. When a three month survey was undertaken at Sheffield University involving 850,000 people they found that responses, rapid perception and decision-making were better, more effective when people avoided cramming intensively and applied a looser, more relaxed approach.
"If stress were a virus, we would be in the midst of a global pandemic," writes Susannah Lawson, co-author of The Stress
Bad sleep is a big problem in the UK. More of us are self-medicating to get to sleep and nearly a third of us don't get any
If you are feeling constantly and completely exhausted, running on empty, stretched to snapping point, and maybe even lying awake at night wondering if you can do it all again tomorrow, that's not " just stress", that is burnout.
At the height of his career, Greg Hopkinson was a 50% shareholder in a business that constructed meat and milk processing
These are typically our vulnerable times, the times when we reach for that one reliable friend, the quick fix that sustains us and never lets us down. It's often only later that we berate ourselves for being weak and picking the 'easy' option that's not such a good friend after all.
The Christmas period serves up an array of situations that can trigger an anxiety attack. For many of us, spending time with our extended families can cause an increase in stress which may lead to downing that extra glass of mulled wine to get through the day.
Some of us know all too well the feeling when some bendy little thing twists her legs into a pretzel while you're struggling
There is no one-size-fits-all solution or cure when it comes to depression and anxiety, but there is a huge chunk of the