Feeling stressed is very natural and everyone sometime in their lives will suffer with stressful situations or periods in their life. Although you may not be able to directly change the situation, however there are ways you can de-stress so it doesn’t become too overwhelming. I have recently had so much going on in my personal and work life. So I have felt the need to take time out to relax and thought I would share some ways I like to de-stress with you.
SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY
Taking time out to spend time with family whether thats watching a movie together, having dinner or playing a game, allows me to relax. It takes my mind off what I am stressed about to have fun and laugh. My family and I are really close so if any of us have a problem or stressing about a situation we can talk it out.
WATCH MY FAVOURITE SHOWS
It doesn’t matter how stressed or anxious I am, if I am catching up on tv shows I love, I can alway get fully engrossed in the shows storyline and I then relax and I can forget what I am feeling stressed about.
WRITE IN MY JOURNAL
I write in my journal everyday, but I find it even more useful when I am stressed. I feel that putting pen to paper and writing down exactly what I am thinking allows me to look at what I am feeling stressed about and look at it objectively and ways I can complete the task or change the situation.
I love to colour and be creative anytime of day. However, when I am feeling stressed, I like to take the time out to colour. It is so relaxing and I like to see the end result of the picture. I could colour for hours and on occasions I have, oops!
HAVE A NAP
Sometimes stress can be caused because you are tired and feeling stressed can be so exhausting. So taking a nap, allows you to relax, rest and hopefully wake up feeling better. Even if you do wake up and have no clue what time or day it is, haha!
LISTEN TO MUSIC
Blasting out music (currently I am always listening to The Greatest Showman soundtrack), singing-a-long, dancing around its fun and helps me to relax.
TAKE A LONG BATH/SHOWER
I love to have a bath, with a bath bomb, bubbles with some music playing or a long shower, I feel instantly relaxed. Also, a bonus is if I have them in the evening rather than the morning I tend to sleep better.
These are some of the ways I like to de-stress, how do you like to relax if you are feeling stressed?