Advice #6

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Allowing yourself time to relax and taking time out can help you manage fatigue and reduce stress17.

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Some ideas of activities you could do are:

  • Discussing worries with others
  • Activities to take your mind off worrying thoughts such as reading, seeing friends and listening to music
  • Avoiding situations that create anxieties (if possible)
  • Taking regular light exercise such as walking

Relaxation exercises and tips17

Physical, to relax the body: e.g. tensing and releasing each part of the body in turn.
Mental, to relax the mind: e.g. meditation and breathing exercises.

You should practice these exercises in a quiet, warm, dimly lit, relaxing place in a comfortable position where you will not be disturbed. Practice these exercises for at least 5–15 minutes each day for maximum benefit.

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