Okay. I’m going to be honest here, I kind of lifted this idea off of one of my internet friends’ blog, Fiona. She did a post on things to improve your day, and that gave me the idea of things to shove of stress. Yesterday was two of my toughest exams in one day, without a break, and I was so stressed throughout the rest of the exams that I couldn’t focus properly. So I looked up some tips on the internet and decided to put my own twist on them and sharing them with you guys.
1 TAKE AN EMERGENCY DANCE BREAK
This is what I do a lot. Stop doing everything and have a dance break and as stupid as it sounds, it’s FUN. I’m not kidding. It’s FUN. I put on songs on full volume on my computer and then just start dancing to them. Yes. That’s a thing. I learnt how this relieved my stress when I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Cath uses it when she is depressed/stressed, and so do I. Seriously, try it out. It really helps. A LOT.
2 TALK TO A TRUSTEE SOMEONE ABOUT YOUR STRESS
We all have someone who we trust a lot. They’re are soulmate. We’d trust them with anything. Talking to a that kind of a person can make you feel like you’re not alone and that someone is there to help, and that always makes you feel better. I’ve never done this myself, but a lot of people swear by this, so try it out, it should help!
And if that doesn’t work, then talk to yourself! I like to consider myself an expert at this. Talking out your stress and telling yourself that you can make it through is very encouraging and makes you feel so much better. It just feels like…I don’t even know. It just makes me feel better, I don’t know about others. It’s just what I’ve been doing for so long and it’s always made me feel better, so, there’s that. But give it a shot. And it all fails, then roll on option 3.
3 GET OUT MORE AND DO SOMETHING RANDOM
DO SOMETHING RANDOM. Out of the blue, whatever you feel like, maybe you saw something on Pinterest, make in a thumbnail of a related video, anything – do anything. I personally vary from photography, making DIYs, calligraphy, drawing, anything I feel like. Even just going out to the park and picking some flowers (I personally take pictures of flowers) is really relaxing. Another thing is to lay on grass, look at a cloudy sky while listening to calm music. Also, for this, I’d recommend getting outside, whether in your lawn or in the park or whatever.
4 WATCH A MOVIE OR READ A BOOK
As healthy or unhealthy this may be for you, this is obviously my favourite. We’ve already covered listening to music in 3 and 1. Getting lost in a movie or books is entirely different. It carries you away from your woes (I know I sound like your grandma here, but it’s true) and into where nothing is your problem (except if it’s something by George R.R. Martin) and even if it is, it’s not going to stress you out for hours on edge. Create a cozy environment and just let yourself get carried away.
5 DOCUMENT YOUR LIFE
This is one of my favourite things not only to watch but also to do. You can do is plenty of ways:
- Journal your feelings and important moments
- Take up the ‘A Picture a Day’ Challenge
- Make ‘Document My Life’ Videos Monthly
And there’s so many more. You can also put your own twist on these, and play with it however you want. I also put my own twist of then. In my bullet journal, I have a ‘brain vomit’ page for each week to document any important moments with words and pictures. I do blogging, for that I need a lot of pictures, so I have a lot of my pictures and I’m planning on taking up youtube, so there’s that.
And that’s all the ideas I have for your guys! I hope you got something out of this and found it useful. That’s it for now. Happy March. Bye!