Stressed? Yep, me too. We all suffer from the S word, but it’s important to remember that not all stress is ‘bad stress’, we need fear/stress to protect us from danger, and to warn us when to step back and crank up the self-care dial.

I want to share what helps me when stress hits, especially after so many of you told me that my tips on beating anxiety have helped hugely.

Here goes:

1. Talk about it/ have a cry

A problem shared is a problem halved, right and storing up stress is not the answer. It’s the worst thing you can do in fact. Chat to those you trust-your partner, friends and family and cry it out if you need to. Professor Roger Baker, a consultant clinical psychologist told the Daily Mail that, “crying is the transformation of distress into something tangible, and that the process itself helps to reduce the feeling of trauma”. It’s good to release the tears, reach out to others and ask those you trust for advice. Accept what you cannot change but choose to problem-solve and find positivity in life.

Read More