I need to say straight off the bat stress is a killer and I don't intend to be a victim anytime soon! I am a sixty year old, hard-working single mum of five adult children, eight grandchildren plus a great granddaughter. I still have two sons at home all of which means I do know and understand stress. I have been widowed and divorced so I have spent many years stressed out and struggling so do believe I know what stress is.

I am not an expert but feel I have had plenty of life experience and over the years have now found that life is too short to have to spend most of it worrying about it all. So you are thinking get on with the suggestions aren't you? Ok so I have found I have over the years worried about everything from my children, to debts and work. I have gone grey with the stress of it all. Is it worth it? No it really isn't!

My suggestions really are just common sense. When things get bad, no matter what they are breathe deeply because if it is something you can change then you take the steps to do it. Seek advice from an expert and follow it whether financial, health or even children. If it is something you have no control over then you have to let it work itself out. I have learnt that life is too short and I have spent so many wasted days, hours even years of sleepless nights and for what. It hasn't helped me.

Now I look at things differently and I know that everything does happen for a reason whether a good one or not it does! I know my path has been rough in many places and I have always wasted my energy fighting and getting nowhere. So now I go with the flow and if I can change anything I do but for the most part. I think about things and if I can work them out in my head then I usually know if it is something I can deal with. Then I do but if not I work out a plan and move forward.

Life is what you make it and how you deal with it says a lot about the person you are. So my only suggestion is breathe and I think it does work. I have a friend who is constantly stressed even before anything needs to be stressed about and her answer is pills and drink. Does it help? No it doesn't! It makes health issues worse so more to stress about including ulcers.

I found my own stress releaser which is my conservatory. It is decorated in relaxing colours and with comfy furniture so is my ideal place to relax. The most wonderful thing in there is my EVO 2 ceiling fan. So when I get uptight I take my coffee and go out to the conservatory which is my quiet space.

As a woman of a certain age stress does bring on hot flushes so sitting quietly in a comfy chair with the fan on low really helps me to contemplate my problems and chill. Try it, it does work! www.hunterfan.co.uk

Author's Bio: 

I am full of opinions and thoughts that I know have made me grow as a person and hope that some of the things I have to say and advice will help someone.