April is stress awareness month and a good a time as any to listen to our bodies, find out what triggers are stress and work on trying to limit it. Whether its cutting out that extra cup of coffee or learning to say no to things you know will cause you to feel stressed.

Stress is something we all deal with on a daily basis and in very different ways. What might not be a big deal to you could leave someone else with debilitating stress and vice a versa.

Find ways to de-stress yourself - again what works for you might not work for someone else. I know so many people who when they are feeling stressed go for a workout. Im the opposite - I need to focus on the stressful situation and find away to resolve it. I struggle to do anything else until the problem is sorted. Whatever your chosen method of de-stressing is make sure you do it often. If we hold onto the feeling of stress for too long it can have a negative effect on our mental and physical health.

If you haven't yet figured out what works for you, see my last post on ideas of how to de-stress.