De-Stress Yourself


I've been in total blog meltdown mode these last few weeks and I've found it really hard to really chill myself out enough from all of life's goings on to do anything productive with my little space of internet. Enough is enough now though, and over the last week I've really been trying hard to get my blogging mojo back and become an all round more chilled and zen-ny person (not a word, but ya feel me?!) 

I'm sure most of you have felt the same at some point, especially if you're trying to balance a full-time job and blogging. Add in planning a wedding in the mix and I'm sure you can understand why I need to sort my life out! I'm sharing with you some of my top tips for de-stressing and becoming a more mindful and chilled person, and I hope they help you if you're in a bit of a rut too!

Change your environment.
There's nothing worse than stale surroundings, especially when you're feeling stressed, so just change it up a little! Go for a walk or a cheeky coffee, take a little tea break in the garden or if you're having a massively crappy day, suggest a little drive somewhere with a friend and do nothing but things that make you happy! It may be an effort to move when all you feel like doing is slothing in bed but changing your scenery for an hour or two is the best kinda therapy.

Colour in!
I'm sure this one comes as no surprise as every blogger and their dog is uploading photos of pretty and intricate adult colouring books to Instagram, but there's a reason for that...they ACTUALLY work! I was skeptical about this one for a while and when I finally took the plunge and bought myself a book, I felt a lil silly at the counter. But once I'd tried it out on a particularly stressful day, it only took a few minutes of concentration and pretty pictures and my mood was lifted! 

Meditation and yoga
Again, this is all the rage at the minute but there ain't nothing better for the soul and the mind. Just before bed or first thing in the morning is the best time to put these into practise and the day to follow is almost sure to be a less stressful one.

Or just exercise in general...
If yoga isn't your thing then any kind of exercise will do to take your mind off your stresses. A gentle run to some of your favourite music or even a full on trip to the gym - it's an effort to get yourself there, but guaranteed you'll feel more relaxed and better about yourself when you're done.

Pamper yo' self
Every gal should make it their mission to take care of themselves, but when life gets in the way, it's hard to find time to really chill out and put on a face mask! Devote at least an hour to yourself every week - Sunday evening works best for me - and make yourself pretty! Cleanse your skin, paint your nails, sort your eyebrows out...whatever makes you feel good!

Turn it all off
Lastly the best way to de-stress when you're at your worst is to cut off the technology. Put your phone away, ditch the laptop and turn off the tv, especially before bed! Instead get yourself stuck into a good book and totally distract yourself from life - you're more likely to have a better nights sleep too!


I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know what your tips for de-stressing are in the comments! And as always, don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' if you'd like to keep up to date with more of my posts :)

Always, Alice x

8 comments :

  1. An adult colouring book actually sounds really quite therapeutic! I find that paint by numbers is quite popular (around my Nan's age anyway haha!) but I'm really no artist. I used to do yoga everyday and now can't seem to get back into it, I'm gonna really make it my mission to! Happy wedding planning!
    cottonandcandie xx

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  2. I really enjoyed reading this!! My past few months have been full of stress due to exams and so glad that they are finally over (well for this year anyway aha!) :)

    Blushhx

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  3. I love colouring in, definitely helps me relax if I'm feeling stressed out xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  4. Some great tips! :)

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Some amazing tips, feel like I'm going to have to try the colouring in aha x
    KMales

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  6. I have to agree with everything you've written! This is similar to my dealing with anxiety post. I used to feel shit every day until I made these small changes it really helps.

    Eloise xox| www.eloiselovesnature.co.uk

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  7. Great post! I agree with all these :) Yoga has really been helping me de-stress in the evenings recently, i couldn't recommend it enough! x

    Bethan Likes

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