April is Stress Awareness Month – here is top tip #8 – Listen to your body.
There are many symptoms of stress you may recognise: headaches, sweaty palms, dry mouth, upset stomachs, pain in the neck and shoulders. If you’ve ruled out any physical illness with a trip to your doctor, then your body might be having a word with you. It’s not always physical symptoms either: you may have been more snappy of late or find it difficult to concentrate. If so, stress may be taking its toll.
Spend a few moments listening to your body: what is it trying to tell you? Where are you storing tension? You may find a technique like Mindfulness helps you understand your body and what it’s trying to say. It’s also a great technique for relaxation.
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