Stress Relief

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. 

3. Read

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. 

6. painting

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. 

7. Write

 "We care not for the people we meet or how we meet them, just of the adventure at hand." 

"We care not for the people we meet or how we meet them, just of the adventure at hand." 

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. 

8. Sleep

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.