Handling Life’s Most Stressful Moments

We all hope that our life will be nothing other than a series of happy moments and good times. Alas, the reality of life means that this won’t be the case. While the bulk of our time may be happy and joyful, there’ll always be those moments when things get tough. It’s impossible to go through life without experiencing some form of stressful moments from time to time. The best you can do is to hope that you respond to it correctly. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few ways to handle the stressful moments that life can throw at us.

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Moving House

We tend to think of moving house as a good thing. And it is; it’s an achievement. However, while before the move can be exciting, and after the move is joyful, the actual process of moving can be highly stressful. Indeed, a recent study found that it’s one of the most stressful things you can do in adulthood. But sometimes, you just need or want to move, so what do you do? Giving yourself plenty of time to get everything done, handing over some jobs (such as moving your belongings) to professionals, and doing your best to stay relaxed will all help. It’s just temporary stress! 

The End of a Relationship

It is not easy to admit a relationship is not working. That’s one of the reasons why so many people stay in unhappy relationships; sometimes, it’s better the devil that you know. Sometimes, however, it’s just unavoidable, and the relationship has to end. While it’ll always be a stressful period no matter how ‘correct’ the decision was, it’s important that you’re doing simple things such as taking care of yourself and staying patient. It will get better.

Losing Someone

There’s nothing worse than losing someone close to you. When you’re experiencing bereavement, it’s really important that you don’t suffer alone, or in silence. There are people out there that can help you to come to terms with what’s happened. These people will include professionals, people on online support groups, and your own friends and family. It will always be a stressful period, but it does get easier in time. As well as taking proactive steps to reduce the stress, it’s also important to actively avoid negative habits that would cause more stress — for example, shutting yourself away from the world for too long, drinking more alcohol than normal, and so on. 

Money Matters

Sometimes, stressful moments come to us abruptly. At others, it’s more of a long-term condition. This is the case when it comes to money. If you’re struggling with your finances, then you’ll be living under a cloud of stress. While things like debt can often feel like insurmountable problems, this isn’t the case — there are always things that you can do to improve your financial standing. Once you’ve taken the first steps, you’ll be back in control and can actively work on getting yourself in a better position. 


Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

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