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Let’s talk about stress, baby

Hey guys, this post is a little off from what I normally post, but it’s one that I genuinely want to talk about.  Today, November 7th, is National Stress Awareness Day – stress is something that affects a lot of adults to different degrees. Whilst a lot of us might be happy to say “Oh yeah, today was stressful”, it’s important to be aware that stress and not dealing with it correctly can be incredibly harmful. If you saw my recent instagram post for World Mental Health Day, you’ll know I alluded a bit towards why I did some much travel at the beginning of this year. Basically, I quit my job due to stress. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I’m also no longer ashamed. It was what I needed to do at the time and it’s an experience I’ve learned from.  Out of respect to my former employer, I won’t go into any more detail than that, but hopefully you’ll see why the below research struck a chord with me.  According to the Mental Health Foundation, over…

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