Stress Relief Exercises – Pressure points

Stress can be relieved by applying gentle pressure to certain points on the body and the hands. You can do this yourself! Good for headaches too!

Practice mindfulness exercises 

No matter what is going on in the world mindfulness is a practice that is beneficial no matter what’s going on in the world. If things seem a little stressful at the moment, and you’re finding it hard to focus, it could be the ideal remedy. But what is mindfulness?

Put simply, being mindful is the act of being fully present and aware of where you are and what you’re doing. It’s something that all people can do, although few of us take the time to actually spend doing it. However, it can be a great first step when discovering how to stay healthy during lockdown.

Practising mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your memory, and help with concentration. And maintaining a mindful life can benefit your emotional health, relationships and communication skills now and in the future.

A great place to start with mindfulness is with some basic breathing exercises. Take one minute out of your day to sit and focus on your breath. Notice the air going in and out of your nostrils as your chest rises and falls. If your mind wanders, gently bring it back to focus on your breathing.

Future Learn 2020

https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/stay-healthy-during-lockdown

For further information on Health & Wellbeing see hse.ie