5 tips to reduce Christmas Stress

In the run-up to Christmas many people experience more stress than throughout the rest of the year. This is due to the heightened expectations we have of these annual festivities. Everything has to be just right, and we put ourselves under an immense amount of pressure. But what if you could have a lovely time without the Christmas stress? Here are some ideas you could implement this year to make Christmas a lot more relaxing and fun. My 5 top tips to reduce Christmas stress 1. Reduce expectations If you’re expecting Christmas to be perfect you’re setting yourself up for
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Practical Tips for Exam Anxiety

Our teenage years can be one of the most challenging times of our lives.  Not only do teenagers have to contend with bodily changes and hormones, but also external aspects such as school, with the need to gain qualifications and the pressure to be a certain way. The large numbers of issues teenagers face can result in feelings of inadequacy, low confidence and low self-esteem. All this can  lead to exam anxiety. Unfortunately, stress, anxiety or panic attacks are all too common. This can surface in many ways. If depression or stress and anxiety begin to develop, then this together
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6 Surprising Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

We have all been told from an early age that getting enough sleep is important for good health and wellbeing. But what are the actual benefits of a good night’s sleep and how does sleep affect our overall health? Some of these may surprise you. Sleep has an enormous impact on the brain Sleep helps cognition (thinking) and improved thinking is closely related to many important brain functions. Getting enough sleep will improve your memory as well as your attention span. For school children and students, this means improved grades. For adults, this provides increased productivity, better decision-making ability as
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