This year is the 16th National Stress Awareness Day, which was held to celebrate helping people to beat stress on 5 November 2014. Do you know the main reasons for stress at work?   There are increasing redundancies taking place in our current climate for one thing, this inevitably leads to a lot of worries arising when people might wonder how they’ll get by, or provide for their families. Relationship conflicts between colleagues, a build up of ‘accidents’ caused by a worker and problems linked with the overall upkeep of the organisation’s image, could also contribute to elevated stress levels. Depression and issues from work are two of the main causes of stress reported by patients in the doctor’s surgery. So do you have a routine that helps you get rid of tension?   If the answer is yes, great!   When we’re happy we’re healthy and that sets us up for a longer, more fulfilled life.  If the answer is no, don’t stress over it!  The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) is there to help! Tracy came across an article with an easy exercise of how to relieve stress: Yoga position                   This pose also gives blood circulation a gentle boost toward the upper body and head, which creates a pleasant rebalancing after you have been standing or sitting for a long time. If you are stressed, fatigued, or jet-lagged, this pose is especially refreshing. http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/legs-up-the-wall-pose/ So how many of you are going to give it a go and see if it can make a difference to those days when you are feeling a little tense and busy? Let me know how you get on. Have a great weekend Kelly Ps Hope you all had a good and safe Bonfire Night