Hello everybody! One of my resolutions this year (see blog post) was to take more time to relax, so I don't get so anxious or stressed, and these are some of the things that I have been trying to help me do that. I hope this might help you!
1. Have a bath.
Having a hot, bubbly bath can really help me feel more relaxed. It's so nice float in the shallow water and soak. My hair goes all wavy and I always think it makes me look like a mermaid! (I won't ramble). I especially love having bright pink bubble bars and sparkly bath bombs that fill the room with the most amazing smell. I also light a few of my favourite candles. My favourite bath item-thing at the moment is the snow fairy shower gel and the magic wand bubble bar. Which both smell incredible.
2. Make a hot drink.
For me, having a hot drink can really relax me, and recently I have been drinking lots of peppermint tea and hot chocolate. There's just something so nice about sitting down with a tea of other hot drink and watching youtube or t.v.
3. Internet detox.
This week I had an online detox, to de-stress, and to de-connect with the online world. The pressure of having a cool feed, replying to comments, following and everything and anything online can all get a bit too much. Having a break from it all for a few days can really help to get everything else under control. After seeing how much it helped me this week, I will be doing it again. If you really want to challenge yourself you can go for a week, by the end of this week, I was just itching to get back online. Hahaha.
4. Watch a film or youtube
I like watching youtube as a way to un-wind from the day, it can take my mind off anything and make me feel really positive with myself. I also like to Skype my best friend who always makes me feel so happy and calms me down. I feel like this can really help me and I especially like watching disney (yes, I'm childish)
5. Do something you love.
When I've had a really stressful week I love to do something that I really enjoy*duhhh!* Go on a walk with my family and do some photography, write, draw, scrapbook (see photo), bake or just chill. Take more time to do what makes you truly happy, then you'll be less stressed!
6. Read a book.
Find yourself a little safe space of your own and read. Wether it's your favourite book, a magazine, or something new, reading a book can help you relax, and can actually be something to enjoy!