June 17, 2013

Relax, take it easy - How to de-stress

Relax, take it easy

All of us have days where we just don't feel like we are on top of the world.

Here is how we deal with those days :

1.  Empty your mind. Make a list of things to do. If you're feeling overwhelmed, write little steps that will get you to the main goal. 'Chemistry Final in 3 days!' - sounds terrifying- so break it down by writing a list for each day. 'Monday'-review chapters 3-4 by solving the end of the chapter problems, etc. Also, write down things that are making you miserable and how you can possibly resolve them, such as 'Need a job ASAP'-> find 2 possible job listings daily and send your resume to at least one a day.
The important thing is to make sure to list it ALL, or else you won't be able to relax. 

2. Go for a walk. Listen to some music. Breathe. Look at the world around you.Exercise releases endorphins also known as happy chemicals. You do not have to run 5 miles to get that little boost of happiness; a walk around the block should do the trick. Extra oxygen to the brain helps too.

3. Drink some tea. Chamomile tea usually calms me down. It tastes delightful with a little vanilla or some honey. I read somewhere that drinking hot beverages makes you more likely to share things and be open. Which in this situation is a good idea, because in some cases talking about your problems helps a lot. Plus you might hear some good advice.

4. Soak in a bubble bath.I think that bubble baths help because it brings you back to the good old days of being a happy, carefree child. 

5. Use some beauty products you haven't used before or ones that make you smile. I like discovering new products. Maybe this makes me superficial, but is there anything better than a lovely smelling body lotion or a great eye cream? 

6. Paint your nails. Do I need to explain this one? It's just fun to pick out a color or draw a cool design. Even if you are not the greatest nail artist, focusing on small things such as fingernails for 20 minutes relaxes your brain.
7. Watch a comedy or a funny YouTube video. Laughter truly is the best medicine.

Overall, I think it is important to take a night off or even a few hours and just pamper yourself, because if you do not feel good about yourself then whatever you do will not refelect your awesomeness. It's so cliche but oh so true. I know when I'm stressed out I do not perform as well doing anything, whether its schoolwork or driving ;)

 How do you relax? Do you have some advice for us?

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  1. This is a great post with really good tips! Exercise always help notch my stress down a few levels!

    1. It's a super easy way to decrease your stress levels for sure. :)


  2. love this post! you have a really lovely blog!

  3. Brilliant post my dear, really enjoyed it - I already feel more relaxed just by reading it hehe! ^^ Great tips, completely agree with you! Thank you for sharing! <333

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

  4. thank you for visiting my blog. followed you back on gfc and bloglovin. nice tips to remove stress by the way ;)


  5. I would say doing my nails is number 1! Also, it's cool that you two do this blog from portland. My friend and I are starting a blog together, and we are from Seattle! Northwest pride :)

    MI Vivere

    1. Yes! Northwest representing! That's so great you guys started a blog together too! I hope you like it as much as we do!

  6. Acabo de conocer tu blog!! Tiene mucha personalidad y estilo.
    I FOLLOW YOU!! Me haria mucha ilusion que tu tambien me siguieras,
    Muuuuaaaks :D


  7. Lovely pics! and nice nailpolish!
    Would you want to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? kisses


  8. Love this post! I like to take walks to relax or watch one of my favorite tv shows. One of my go to shows is Modern Family! :)


  9. Great post! Would you like to follow each other?

  10. Amazing post,love the tips
    wanna follow each other via gfc and bloglovin?

  11. I love this! It's so important to remember to just relax! Nothing is more important than taking care of yourself! (:

  12. This is perfect for me because lately I've been stressing way to much about little things and need some time to relax!

    I enjoyed this post I'm now following you :) Can't wait to read more in the future!
    -B ♡

  13. Great tips! I love to listen to music and paint my nails to relax :)

    Ria x

  14. i love all polish nails! amazing set :)

    please check your email- i'm waiting for your answer :)

    ANECIA WAS HERE- more than passion ♥
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  15. The nail polishes- LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
    Followed you via blog hop :)

  16. Those are great ways to destress. My favorite ways are to get a workout or shop!

    Thanks for the comment. Let me know if you’d like to follow each other! =)
    Coffee Kisses, xoxo
    Lattes & Lacee

  17. I read your article in perfect timing! since I just finish my final exam, I think I should try this ;)
    Let me knoe if you want to follow each :D

    Wulan Wu on http://bootsydoopsy.blogspot.com/

  18. Loving your blog!! I'm officially following along :-) Xo

  19. Great post! A pamper night and bubble bath make everything better :) xx

    D Is For...

  20. I agree with all of these!!! The only extra things I do are:
    1) talk to my mum, because she can always offer me some new perspective.
    2) if that doesn't do the trick, I (and I did this before I took my final exam for my degree), I go and find a corner (of a toilet cubicle/store cupboard etc) and stand up close into it with my face towards where the walls meet, and take 10 deep breaths. I count down from 10-0 focusing on calming myself down and then when I open my eyes on zero things are better. I'm sure that sounds really odd but it honestly does work!