Friday, 24 July 2015

Ways To De-Stress Your Life

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.



  1. Absolutely love this post Lauren! I always clean if I want to de-stress or calm down even if it's just my bedside table or window sill. Simply dimming the lights and lighting a candle with calm music is bliss too :-)

    Also thanks for your comment over on my blog!!

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  3. The tips are awesome! Lately I've been getting into adult colouring books to try and help relax myself before bed ( I spend all day on a computer at work!)

    This Damsel Loves Blog

  4. Omd, it was so much easier being a kid. I'd be 6 again in a heartbeat lol.
    Great post, I find looking at old pics helps too, especially of my nephew when he was tiny.

    Sarah x

  5. Such a great list! I love to go for a walk, it is so relaxing just going outdoors and looking at nature it is very peaceful and I find perfect for de stressing :)


  6. Love it <3 can't beat a bath to relax!
    Chloe xx

  7. Oh my god. I can't tell you how grateful I get to read your comment. It is wonderful to receive such positive feedback as time. I'm glad my goal is being fulfilled. Is for things like this that I continue with my blog.

    Your blog is also amazing. The photographs are magnificent and I love the way you write.
    I really needed to read tips like these to see if reducing stress levels.

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  8. I always love reading when I am stressed or having a bath, that really relaxes me!

  9. Just found your blog and love it - had to give you a follow! It is sometimes hard to de-stress and not worry about things but taking a bath definitely helps , this is such a good post :)
    Feel free to check out our newest post x

  10. Reading and having a bath are definitely things we like to do to destress or just when we need some me time

    M + K

  11. Great tips! I love a relaxing hot bath x

    The Belle Narrative

  12. great tips! my own favorites are taking a bath and reading a good book :)


  13. Have a bath : always a good idea !


  14. Sadly, I enjoy cleaning lol But it really just helps me destress, so I agree with you that not many will be jumping for joy with this recommendation :P

    xx Arwa

  15. I'm loving listening to podcasts before bed right now! And a bit of cleaning never hurts either :) x

    Amy Charlotte


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