With a ton of exams coming up in school I thought it would be an appropriate time to share my top ten ways to relieve stress.
1. Drink tea (and eat a cookie)
I have been loving tea lately. I have always been a fan but after I got a tea infuser for Christmas, It's been my favorite beverage. The tea I picked out to go along with the infuser is called Relaxation so it's perfect for de-stressing.
2. Pet an animal
It is tested that petting a dog (or any animal) is a good way to relieve stress. For me this is 100% true. Whenever I need to de-stress or chill I always go pet Jack, my dog.
Reading is a perfect way to send your mind to a different place. Lately I have been reading Tyler Oakley's book, Binge and it's really good so far. reading about someone else's life is definitely a good way to get your mind off of whatever is going on.
4. Take a walk/exercise
Exercise is another way tested to relieve stress. It's also a good way to get some fresh air and do some thinking.
5. Watch a movie or T.V. show
Maybe you need a laugh to relieve your stress? Watching a comedy or whatever genre of your choice is a good way to get your mind off of the things stressing you out. Lately I have been loving Sherlock (which is not a comedy in particular) but I also love The Middle and The Goldbergs for T.V. shows.
Being the creative person that I am I love getting rid of my stress with paint. The medium I really like right now is watercolor and have been doing it a lot lately.
Whether it's writing my (second) book or just writing little things down in my art journal- I'm most likely doing it if I need to relieve stress.
Of course getting to bed early is a good idea to refresh and de-stress yourself.
9. eat your favorite food
Maybe you just need comfort? Eating your favorite food is good for that. Personally I like brownies and ice-cream (mmmm).
10. listen to music
I am such a huge music lover, I love to sit back with a cup of tea, pencil and art book in hand and listening to music to de-stress. Lately I have been Loving Lisa Mitchell and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
And that wraps up my 10 ways to de-stress, whether it's been a long day at school, work, or in general I hope these tips can help! Let me know your favorite way to get rid of stress in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys.
Love you all.