Five ways engaging with a community can help tackle stress

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Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, but there are ways to avoid it.

Here are five ways engaging with a community can help tackle stress:

Join a dance class

While you may feel out of your depth, to begin with, dance classes are a great way of learning a new skill, boosting confidence, and meeting new people.

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Get social

Having a clear, disciplined routine that separates work and home commitments that also allows for regular breaks is vital for maintaining wellbeing and stress management.

Regular team check-ins with built-in 'agenda-free' time allow for greater connection on a personal level.

Create or get involved with a local community project

Try creating a local recycling, donation, or collection scheme in the local community.

It’s an opportunity for people to share and do things together, helping each other with basic chores and needs.

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Join a meditation support group

Meditation might seem quite daunting to try on your own, sometimes, it’s helpful to journey alongside others.

Try outdoor exercise with others

Not only is exercise beneficial for physical health, it often gives people the mental fresh start they need to tackle difficult tasks.

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