Identify the cause: causes of stress can include a hectic work schedule, lack of sleep, imbalanced blood sugar, intensive athletic training, bereavement, divorce, etc. Seek ways to remove the stress from your life if possible, and seek outside help if required such as counseling. You could consider therapies such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you cope with how you deal with stress.

Sleep: sleep is vital for rest and repair. Aim to get eight hours a night. Go to bed early and get up at the same time each day as this helps to set your body clock. Allow yourself to wind down before going to bed.

Relax: incorporate some time to relax in your daily schedule such as reading a good novel, spending time with friends, having a long warm bath, watch the sunset, etc. Make sure you book in regular holidays.

Bodywork: regular bodywork can help to reduce stress. Consider aromatherapy massage, shiatsu, reflexology, reiki, acupuncture, etc.

Exercise: exercise is a fantastic way to reduce stress but if you have significantly depleted adrenal hormones, steer clear of vigorous exercise as this can deplete your adrenals even

Deep breathing: breathing can be very effective for stress reduction. A good yoga, meditation class or DVD can teach you some great, relaxing breathing exercises.

Meditation: meditation can be a wonderful way of taking time out from everyday stresses and