Life with kids is stressful, we all know this. Heck, life without kids is stressful. Life is just stressful in general! We can’t let stress just get the better of us, and that’s why I thought I’d share my favorite ways to de-stress with you. You might find them helpful when you’re having a bad day!
Taking a Long, Hot Bath
I love taking a long hot bath at the end of a stressful day. I make sure I fill it with my favorite bubble bath, salts, and sometimes even a colorful bath bomb to top it all off. This makes the bath look extremely pretty! If I really want to relax, I’ll light some tealights and play a little relaxation music. It’s all I can do not to fall asleep!
Reading a Fiction Book
Reading is a great way to take your mind off things, especially fiction books. With an amazing fiction book, I can pick it up and instantly be transported to another world! Getting lost in a good book, on a comfy chair, fire on and a hot drink is definitely one of the best ways to de-stress.
Listening to Meditation Music
I don’t meditate, per se, but I find that the relaxing meditation music can be a huge help. When things begin to feel like they’re getting on top of me, I play some music and take some deep breaths. I also make sure I remind myself just how much worse things could be.
Photo – Boemski
Let’s say I’ve had the week from hell, and I don’t think any long bath or book could snap me out of it. I usually go for a stress relief acupuncture session! It’s not self harm, I promise. I thought that too before I looked for more information. You can barely feel the needles, but they help to release all of that pent up stress.
Seeing my Friends and Family
As long as it’s not my friends and family who have made me stressed, I love going to see them for a gossip and a hot drink. Sometimes even a cake if one of us has been cooking! Spending just an hour with them catching up is all I need to turn my mood around.
Going for a Walk
Any form of exercise is fabulous for stress relief, but my favorite is walking. I make sure I power walk so I’m having a great workout, but I make sure to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate the scenery too. You could exercise in the gym, but I much prefer the great outdoors for an even bigger burst of endorphins. If I’m particularly stressed one day, I might do a boxercise class too. There’s nothing like punching something to help yourself relax!
There you have it; when I’m stressed I just pick something from the list above to make myself feel better. I bet they’ll help you in a big way too. Do you have any suggestions to add? Leave a comment; I’d love to hear them!