I know, I know, yet another post on how to de-stress your life, get rid of the overthinking habit and how to gain complete relaxation of your body before you get into bed. I must click on every single one of these posts when I come across them, hoping that I am going to find or read something that I haven't come across before, that might help with the what feels like the unstoppable force of nervousness and anxiety.
When we were younger all we wanted to do was grow up but now looking back we realise how easy we all had it. Literally nothing to worry about apart from our toy collections and the kid's TV guide. As we get older we unfortunately become subject to things in life that can stress us out or make us feel very nervous. Here are a few ways that I know can help with de-stressing and relaxing.
Have a bath - It sounds pretty straight forward, right? but just by simply laying in nice warm water with no one else around can give us peace of mind for a while. Try lighting a candle or two or using your favourite bath scents.
Reading- This is one that a lot of people will say does help with de-stressing and relaxation. I have found that it doesn't help me completely relax however reading before bed can make your eyes tired, which then helps with falling asleep quicker than you normally would (if you're someone that finds themselves awake at silly o'clock just overthinking.)
Cleaning - Now this one, I don't expect most of you will be jumping for joy at the excitement of tidying your room or sorting out your wardrobe but I can not tell you how doing something productive like this helps clear your mind. Whether it be that you clean your car, or simply order your DVD collection, de-cluttering your life has a positive effect on everyone.
Get a hobby - Now this may be the opposite of relaxing but putting all that unwanted stressful and anxious energy into something else could help make you feel so much better. Sorts of things like going to the gym, taking up a sport, joining a book or a drama club. Anything that is outside your comfort zone and can help you channel your anxiety or stress into something positive is worth a shot.
Writing a journal/diary - This may seem like a bit pointless or something that you haven't got time to do however a lot of evidence suggests that writing your woes, your general life events and things that you need to do into some sort of diary, has a great and healthy impact on ones wellbeing. Putting pen to paper and writing down all the things that are on your mind can relieve a large amount of stress.