The World Health Organization (WHO) "Doing What Matters in Times of Stress" Guide is designed to help individuals and communities cope with stress during challenging times.
We love this simple to understand illustrated guide that can also help introduce the concept of stress, mindset and mindfulness into children and families. You can download a copy of the 132 page book here.
- Understanding Stress: The guide emphasises the importance of recognizing stress and its impact on physical and mental health. It explains that stress is a normal response to adversity.
- Connect with Others: Building and maintaining social connections is crucial for managing stress. The guide encourages people to seek support from friends, family, and communities.
- Engage in Activities: Engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation can help reduce stress. This includes hobbies, exercise, and spending time in nature.
- Take Care of Your Body: Prioritising physical health through proper nutrition, regular sleep, and exercise is essential for stress management.
- Mindfulness and Relaxation: The guide suggests practices like mindfulness, meditation, and deep breathing exercises to calm the mind and reduce stress.
- Information Management: Be selective about the information you consume, especially during stressful times. Focus on reliable sources and limit exposure to distressing news and social media.
- Know When to Seek Professional Help: When stress becomes overwhelming, it's important to seek help from mental health professionals or counsellors.
- Supporting Others: Learn how to support friends and family who may be experiencing stress and offer them a listening ear.
- Plan for the Future: Preparing for future challenges and crises can help reduce anxiety. This includes having a plan for emergencies and building resilience.
These values are at the heart of Moments and what drives us to share the benefits of self-care, seeking social support, and adopting healthy coping strategies during stressful times. We provide practical advice for individuals and companies to manage stress effectively and maintain overall well-being through coaching and our calming device the Moment Pebble.