Dark Coffee Podcast

71. Practical Advice for Managing Stress

November 10, 2020

In this week’s episode, host Alice Lyons gives some practical advice around managing stress as the UK is currently in its second lockdown and winter is upon us. Alice gives 4 tips for managing stress, including wallowing, prioritising your wellbeing, protecting your energy and reaching out.

Also discussed:

(01:49) Brief intro

(02:42) Tip number 1 – Wallow: how powering through can be detrimental in the long-term, the build up of negative feelings, why it’s better to feel in the moment, toxic positivity

(10:08) Tip number 2 – Prioritise your wellbeing: finding time for yourself that is personal to you, how prioritising wellbeing can positively influence sleep, how important humour is

(16:56) Tip number 3 – Protect your energy: splitting your life into segments and how some areas can take greater priority, thinking about the areas where you might lose energy, setting boundaries to protect energy

(21:26) Tip number 4 – Reach out: making sure you have a good group of people around you rather than relying on one person



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Podcast presented by Alice Lyons.


Music Credit: ‘Infinite Landscape’ by Corinne.






Suicide and Emotional Support Organisations - UK



Samaritans: Confidential suicide discussion and emotional support. 
Call - 116123.  Email -  jo@samaritans.org. Website - www.samaritans.org


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Practical information, crisis care, suicide prevention and emotional support for men,  Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 Open daily from 5pm - 11pm | Webchat: thecalmzone.net/help/webchat


NHS 111 Service
Offer urgent mental health signposting.
Call 111 Open all day every day 
Visit 111.nhs.uk


Mind: Information and signposting service around mental health conditions. We're open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays). Infoline: 0300 123 3393 | Email: info@mind.org.uk | Text: 86463

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