Let's face it - stress isn't something that any of us like to talk about, let alone admit to somebody that we suffer with.
Trust us when we say - you're not alone.
In a world where the balance between our work and social life is so important, we're making a stance.
We're switching off and we think that we've found the perfect way to do just that.
*Disclaimer - some points within this article at first glance, may increase your stress levels. Trust us when we say that you have the time to be able to take us up on the advice, re-charge and de-stress.
THE DIGITAL DETOX
Put the phone down. If you're brave enough, turn it off - completely.
We're known as Generation Z - the generation that depends on technology.
A generation where technology has become central to the experience of our life.
Question is, have we begun to live in a virtual world more than reality?
Research has shown that we spend 90 minutes a day on our phone.
That's 23 days per year.
Calculating to 3.9 years of our lifetime.
3.9 years on your phone that you've more than likely spent stressed; that's not including any time spent on your laptop, iPod (are iPods still a thing?), TV or any other technical device that's appeared in the last decade or two.
Let's face it, the internet is whirlwind of a blackhole.
If this doesn't make you want to switch off, we don't know what will.
SWEAT THE STRESS
Exercise attacks stress.
You've heard this one before. "Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy." (Yes, we did just quote Legally Blonde).
Without a doubt, the best way to overcome stress is by sweating the dark sin out.
No doubt, you'll ask us how, why, what? It stands to reason that if your body feels better, so does your mind. Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins - chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers.
So, if you can't sleep because you're stressed - you're in for a real treat. Sweat the stress.
CATCH SOME ZZZ'DS
Sleep is a powerful thing and realistically, none of us get enough as we should.
Now, we understand that the idea of going to bed early or even taking a short, 20 minute power nap might stress you out. That to-do list might be ever-growing but staying in a rut is no way to go about it.
Trust us when we say, that you'll wake up feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to take another day in full force.
If you feel that you're too stressed to sleep, don't worry - we've got your back. A short HIIT workout, or even a simple, 10 minute walk around the block will relax your body and release chemicals that reduce anxiety and increase the ability to fall asleep.
We told you that sweating the stress had more than one benefit.
SHOUT & LET IT ALL OUT
In the words of Tears for Fears - sometimes the best way to de-stress is to just 'shout, shout and let it all out'.
Whether it's rapping along to Eminem's biggest, loudest rap, entering a poetry slam or just ranting to your friends and family. Research has found that letting it all out, is one of the most beneficial ways to de-stress and re-charge.
Enough said. Go and shout out about it.
ACCEPT IT & TAKE CONTROL
The hardest thing for any of us is accepting the fact that we are stressed and in a way, not able to cope with it.
Reality is, the quicker we're able to accept it - the quicker we're able to overcome it.
No matter what you need to do to accept it, find help, embrace it, and obliterate it like you've never done before.
What are your top tips to overcome stress?