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Powering Through Trying Times: How To Cope With Stressful Events

Powering Through Trying Times: How To Cope With Stressful Events

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There are certain things in life, which are universal stressors. Ask a room full of people to list life’s most stressful events, and you’ll probably emerge with four or five answers that crop up over and over again. It can be tough when power through when times are trying, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re prone to stress, here are some tips to help you cope.

Buying a house and moving

As if it wasn’t stressful enough trying to buy a house, then you have to endure the process of packing up all your worldly belongings and making endless trips up the stairs laden with boxes. Being a homeowner has so many benefits, but the route is often rocky, and you’re bound to be faced with lows as well as highs. Offers can be withdrawn, surveys can flag up all kinds of issues and sales can fall through even when you think you’re home and dry. There’s also the stress of trying to afford a move. Once you’ve saved like crazy for a deposit, there is still so much to think about. From first time buyer conveyancing fees to stamp duty and the cost of hiring a removals firm, it may seem like you’re dealing with a constant stream of outgoings.

Even if you sail through the purchasing process, you’ve got to get your head around packing up, and then getting sorted in your new home. If you are on the move, the best thing you can do is give yourself time. Start packing as soon as possible, and work through each room methodically. Ask friends to pitch in, and don’t leave everything until the last minute. Write down a list of everything you’ve got to do, and work your way through it. Make calls to change your address with the bank and energy companies, and submit final readings. If things are getting on top of you, take a day off. For those precious hours, don’t think about anything to do with the move, and have fun. Go and watch a film, meet up with friends or take yourself to the salon for a bit of pampering.

Planning a wedding

There’s so much joy involved in planning a wedding, but most people also have days when stress gets the better of them. The trouble is that there’s a lot to do, and often, there are different parties to please, and a budget to stick to. Being organised is really beneficial, and it can help you to keep track of what’s been done, and what’s left on your to-do list. Bear your budget in mind at all times, and take advantage of friends and family who are offering to help. You can’t juggle everything, so a few spare hands will come in useful.

Try and focus on enjoying the tasks. This is going to the best and most special day of your life, so when things get hard, remember why you’re putting yourself through the ringer. Exercise is a great remedy for stress, and it can also help you to feel more confident before the big day.

Stress gets to all of us from time to time, but there are certain events that can cause us more stress than others. Whether you’re moving house, trying to get onto the property ladder or planning a wedding, there are ways of coping, so don’t panic.

Naomi Isted

Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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