Dealing with Overwhelm

12 Apr 2022

SCMers in the West Midlands share some of the ways they deal with overwhelm. 

Find the balance

"Finding the balance between noticing when I'm overthinking but also letting myself work out what it is that is stressing me out. I find that naming it helps."

Reach out to...

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Be Excessively Gentle With Yourself

25 Apr 2019

A couple of months ago I led my local SCM group in an evening about stress. We closed the workshop by listening to A Blessing For One Who Is Exhausted from John O’Donohue’s Benedictus. In this blog I’m using some of those same words to think about stress and faith.

When the...

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Hit Pause

17 Apr 2019
It's easy to believe that stress is a normal part of life. In some ways it is, but all too often in our modern world our stress far exceeds what can be considered healthy. In a backdrop of a mental health epidemic, what can be done to avoid the trap of stressful living?
There have...
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Slow and Steady

4 Apr 2019

One of my new year’s resolutions in 2019 was to slow down.

In a world of fast-paced environments where efficiency and instant results are extolled, slowing down can seem counter-cultural and counter-intuitive. If you have too much to do, doesn't it make more sense to just do it faster? If...

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5 Ways To Deal With Stress

10 Apr 2018

#1 Get headspace.

This is always a good first step; go for a walk and get away from the desk! Try and put your mind on something else. Taking that quick breather rather than staying stuck in a rut with the stress is going to be an important step in regaining control of the situation....

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De-stressing On A Time Budget

10 Apr 2018

If you have 5 minutes you could...

Meditate. Practicing meditation regularly has been shown to be an effective way to relieve stress. A body scan mindfulness meditation grounds us by bringing attention to our bodies and how they feel in that moment, and helps us get out...

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Signs of Stress

10 Apr 2018

It will come as no surprise to many at uni that stress is on the rise amongst students, and it only seems to be getting worse. To acknowledge Stress Awareness Month, we’ve put together this blog with some pointers to help you recognise the signs of stress.

There are four key markers to...

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Tea and notebook

In times of exam stress, drink tea (and other useful tips)

1 Jun 2011

Yep, it’s that time of year again when all of a sudden it hits you that you have BIG and IMPORTANT things to do. Now, you have two options: you can either run away and hide in a cave hoping that it will all go away. Or you can follow this advice (dispensed by someone who has no authority to give...

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