MY FAVOURITE WAYS TO DE-STRESS AND UNWIND

We all get stressed from time to time and some people, like me, get super stressed that I end up getting headaches and bad sleeping patterns. Stress has a major Impact on so many of our lives these days, we are always busy doing one thing or the other that you forget that stress is not good for your body.
In order to help relive the stress, there are a lot of things that we can do to encourage a relaxation process within our bodies and when I am feeling really stressed out, there are a few things I always do to calm myself down and relax.
Before I go into this you all know I am currently in law school and the stress is on another level. I have a lot of other things going on like business and blogging and so at a point in the first week of march I was stressed out! like I realised the whole year I had a weekend to myself like just once or twice and I was getting cranky, upset with everyone over little things, constant headache and my sleeping pattern was messed up and I was Just like I need a break. So like the 2nd week of march when I took these pictures I threw my phone somewhere and decided to Just enjoy my weekend.
And basically it was the best weekend for me this year!
These are some of the things I did that worked for me.
Treat Yourself

This might be weird tho but for me, my definition of having fun is taking myself out and getting strawberry milkshake, waffles and Ice cream, Chinese or anything amazing that Just makes me happy. most people find it hard to do this and begin to think of the money but trust me you can use that money for something useless at the end of that day, so Just treat yourself. It can be going out with friends to eat or a manicure or a massage or even a spa day.

Watch Movies Or Series


Put on one of your favourite movies or series, I do this a lot and watching series like friends or big bang theory helps me relax because I basically laugh a lot. Go on Netflix look for a comedy or a romantic movie you love and watch how you end up feeling amazing and by the way I am not asking you to go watch a horror movie that makes you anxious and then you will end up finding it hard to sleep.

Read


And no I am not talking about law books or school books lol! An Inspirational book will do or any book you’ve always wanted to read or a magazine, Just put technology aside and pick up a book. It can actually calm you down and it’s a perfect escape from reality.

Exercise


Getting 30 minutes of exercise a day can really help calm your body, you could just run or do yoga or whatever, I really don’t like exercises but I always feel amazing when I do them and I end up getting obsessed till I am tired of it lol! but seriously…never get tired. Always exercise like 3 times a week, look for a gym close to you and register and you never know..you might meet a cute guy there 😀

my favourite ways to destress and unwind

Sleep Well


Having a healthy sleep schedule can help you feel less stressed and most times when I am really stressed it’s because I haven’t slept well in weeks and immediately I try to sleep early and try to get enough sleep, I feel more relaxed during the day and I am always energised and equipped to handle any responsibility thrown at me that day and most Importantly, before you sleep avoid caffeine or spicy food.

Take a Very Long Shower


Just stay in the shower for a very long time, Infact dance if you have to and you will feel refreshed after.

Music


Listen to music..Music helps a lot and you feel relaxed and think of amazing, happy things but this depends on the type you listen to. find something comfortable, dim the lights and lose yourself in your favourite music. I normally like gospel songs when I am in a very bad state because I need to feel uplifted and happy and this works for me on so many levels. And then try to empty your mind of everything else by just focusing on the sound.

Do Something You Love


you might love writing or Arts and craft or anything else but just do whatever makes you happy and excited, look for exciting new things to do, maybe play with your camera or cooking, painting e.t.c but Just look for something that makes you happy.

Shop

welll….Need I say more?!
So basically these are my favourite ways to destress and unwind
There are a lot more you can actually do to destress and unwind but everyone has their
own way and I would love to hear them
please share.

5 Comments

  1. 1 April 2016 / 20:33

    Am naturally lazy and always chill and relax but when i do work amd get stressed i watch movies, read up on other blogs, search up how to make mine better. Basically anything to keep my mind off what is stressing me.
    SimplyUneeke

    • 4 April 2016 / 18:26

      Me too ooh basically anything that makes me happy.

  2. 15 April 2016 / 18:48

    Just found your blog and I love this post! These are great tips to de-stress. It's so important to take that time to care of self
    Love it 🙂

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