Today is National Stress Awareness Day (held every year on the first Wednesday in November).
Now, let’s face it, we have all had our fair share of stress days in 2022, what with the cost of living crisis and soaring energy and fuel bills.
In these turbulent times, many companies and individuals are either wrestling with mental health issues, or are worried about the mental welfare of their family, friends or work colleagues.
Feeling stressed or anxious was the most common way adults felt their wellbeing was being affected.
National Stress Awareness Day hopes to provide a platform for stress and mental health problems to be highlighted. Subjects that the event focuses on include:
- Experiences people have with mental health challenges and what can be done to help them
- How employers are responding to mental health issues and what can be learnt
- Campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues
- The role of stress management professionals in alleviating stress, with practical and proven techniques for building resilience
- What further actions need to be taken in the light of the pandemic and possible changes in future working practices
- Ensuring that those suffering from stress know where to go to seek advice
Here at Lifetime we would encourage everyone who is suffering from stress and anxiety to talk to someone who may be able to help them in someway.
Stress, anxiety and depression are prevalent for all kinds of reasons, including financial concerns.
And this is where a conversation with a professional could help. It could pave the way towards help, guidance and advice that may play a key part in alleviating your worries.
For many people, financial worries directly impact their daily life, with stress causing a lack of sleep and potentially other mental or physical health problems. Job losses are one major area of concern, but worry over finances can also lead to poor levels of engagement and concentration at work, low productivity levels, and higher rates of absenteeism.
You may ask just what are the benefits of seeking financial guidance? Well, one of the chief benefits could well be that you end up feeling far less stressed about your money!
People often seek financial guidance and financial advice because of a specific issue, but right at the heart of that need is one overriding thing: peace of mind.
If you are stressed about your financial situation, and you need guidance and support, talk to us! Get in touch (telephone 01226 208700; email [email protected]) – and we may be able to help ease your concerns.
Look after yourselves.