At some point in your life you are going to feel overwhelmed, upset or just stressed out. It happens, life happens. Everyone deals with stress and stressful events differently. Some might like to take out their frustrations in the gym, others may enjoy a walk on the beach and some people may prefer to crawl up in bed and just cry it out. Whatever it is, it should never leave you feeling empty. You should always try and find helpful ways to deal with whatever is getting you down for that specific moment in time. With that said: 5 things I like to do when those “stressed-out” moments get to me.
- Listen to calming music
I know that sounds like the biggest cliche but trust me this works. These are some of my favorites, try them out and let me know if you enjoyed them.
Ethereal Dreams – Chill Mix
More Instrumental Music
- Spend some time outside
There’s nothing like some vitamin D to make you feel calmed and relaxed. Sometimes when I’ve been stuck in the office all day, it’s nice to head outside, take a walk around the building and just take in the sounds and smells around you. You might see a construction worker, or watch a squirrel run up a tree. Take in your surroundings and shift your focus to something other than the stressing situation you’re dealing with.
- Meditate & Yoga
I enjoyed Yoga with Adrienne because I could do it in the comfort of my own home and didn’t have to go to a yoga-class to be able to do it. Try it out it’s amazing!
This is my favorite meditation video – Meditation with Kireiki – do yourself a favor and check it out.
You don’t want to hear it, I know, but it really does work. For me personally, there’s nothing like hitting the treadmill after a really sh… long day at work. You don’t have to workout to the point where you’re dying, just burn some carbs and set those happy hormones freeeeeeeeee.
- Taking a hot shower or bubble bath
I should have put this at the top of the list because this is my favorite way to de-stress. Light some candles, grab a glass of wine and just relax. You can even put on some relaxing music [see point 1]. This is something I saw on Pinterest and thought I’d share it here because well it’s some really good advice: “Every time you take a shower visualize washing away your stress and anxiety. Concentrate on the feel of the water on your skin. Envision the power of the shower washing away your negative thoughts. Envision fear, regret and anger soaping off you and swirling down the drain” WordPorn I know.
- Journal Writing
- Eat healthy and cut out junk food
- Get enough sleep
- Drink a cup of tea
- Light scented candles around the house (I’m a sucker for candles)
- If all else fails watch Youtube videos of cats
I hope you find some of these useful, let me know if you did and also let me know if you have other ways of getting rid of stress so I can share it on here.