What are the best ways to deal with stress?

What is it about snowflakes?

Growing up in 2017 – is it a jammy life? Probably not & see how all these jam jars at the Tiptree Jam Factory in Essex are different (c) homemadekids

My daughters – now 16 and 19 – are Millennials. Many of their generation have a clear sense of what’s wrong and right and that’s spread across society, which is why the #metoo took off. I admire the way that they are good at speaking out when they see injustice. Unfairly that’s made other groups dub them the snowflake generation, who call out poor behaviour rather than putting up with stuff (or laughing it off). The press often mock this group, claiming that our mollycoddled-snowflakes melt under pressure, and need to toughen up.

How do you stand out from the crowd in such a crowded world? Pic is of leftover nuts after the Walnut & Wine festival at Dedham Vale Vineyard in Essex. (c) homemade kids

The question is do young people in Britain have more pressure than preceding generations? Or are they simply better at sharing their emotions?

I’m not sure – so here’s a poll to try and find out.

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Let me know what you think, either by the poll or adding a comment.

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2 Comments on “What are the best ways to deal with stress?”

  1. Good post. When I think of my daughters’ futures I think they have amazing opportunities to work, travel, embrace technology – and equalities which were beyond us as teenagers (remember Clause 28? Our kids wouldn’t stand for that now). But I also think of a future where increased global temperatures are a definite, home owning will be only for the very rich (or those who inherit well) and the uncertainty of work and travel in Europe post Brexit. But I remember spending most of my teen years being terrified of nuclear war (well that could raise its head again!) and then AIDs. I think it’s how we equip them for the future that is key – encouraging them to be independent and resilient so they can overcome those challenges that none of us can plan for.

    • Hello Kathryn, thank you for stopping by. I think we have a similar approach – I totally agree with your last paragraph. There are always opportunities to become more independent and resilient, whatever your age. Let’s hope we can encourage more people to feel empowered rather than rudderless. It’s definitely a life view isn’t it – half glass full or empty. Nicola

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