Many of us face problems relating to stress at some point or another in our lives. Within the last couple of decades, a lot more psychological research has been undertaken to examine the effect that stress has on us and how it can be avoided (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/9536841/More-people-sufferi...). Particularly in the UK, the classic British attitude of “grin and bear it” has seen many people fall into the trap of internalising their problems with stress. Life in London can be hard if you’re working to a 9 to 5 grind, but it’s important to know how to manage and overcome stress.
Admitting there’s a problem
As the stats show, many of us are used to feeling stressed out by our jobs or personal lives at some point or another. The difficulty comes in acknowledging the problem and knowing that you have to take action. Luckily, there are a number of support services in place for this very reason (https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/groups/stress/eng/london). You can look for help in a way that suits you, whether it involves booking an appointment with your doctor or anonymously calling a helpline (https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/stress/).
For many Londoners, the main source of stress comes from their job. Work worries can keep you up at night and lead to anxiety and other problems which stem from stress. It’s important to work with your employers, as it is ultimately their responsibility to take care of the people who work for them. From your end, taking steps to do something as simple as reducing the amount of stress on your commute (https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/small-business/advice/living-well/how...) can make all the difference.
It is estimated that stress costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year. But let your own mental wellbeing be the driver that allows you to manage and overcome stress.