It’s been one of those days or weeks! Everyone wants something from you, nothing seems to be going right and you are feeling like you are JUST OVER IT! All you want to do is escape from the world and try to relax. Does that sound familiar?
We sometimes make excuses that we don’t have time and with families it is sometimes difficult to switch off until they are in bed. Then all you feel like doing is collapsing into bed yourself!
Well don’t despair, I have 6 ways to reduce your stress and feel human again!
Take some time out for ‘Me’ time
Firstly, you need to make some time for YOU!!
I don’t how often I have written about this but really if you aren’t relaxed and happy then you aren’t any good to anyone let alone yourself. If you have children, ask your partner or a friend to take care of the children for minimum 1 hour. Then go have some ‘me time’ to relax!
Take a long bath
Drawing a bath, pouring in your favourite scented bubble or bath oil, lighting the candles and putting on some relaxing music will help reduce those stress levels in no time.
Oh I nearly forgot! Put a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the bathroom so you can have some quiet time with no interruptions.
Close your eyes and just enjoy. Try to relax and concentrate on your breathing – slowing in and out and empty your mind of the day’s problems and let your mind wander onto more pleasant dreams that you may have.
ABBA to the rescue!
Try to exercise. Go for a walk, run, swim, practice yoga or just put some music on and dance around the living room. Personally, I’m an ABBA fan so that gets me going (oops hope I don’t lose any readers from that admission!)
Exercise will the get endorphins (feel good hormones) going and releases the stress in your body.
No time you say? Just do 10 minutes it is surprising how much better you will feel.Even 10 minutes of exercise will make you feel better and less stressed. #couchpotatotofabfit Click To Tweet
Vege out and watch your favourite movie.
Pull out your favourite movie and get lost for a couple of hours. Sometimes we just need to forget the world and even watching a reality TV program will help you escape for a while. A little trashy TV never hurt anyone!
Book in for a massage or ask your partner for one! It will give you both some time together to reconnect You will feel the tension in your muscles just sliding away – bliss!
Sometimes it is nice to just hop into bed and have an early night. Make sure your room is comfortable with no distractions and use your slow breathing techniques to relax. Maybe wear your favourite nightwear or nothing if you prefer! it is all about letting go of the day and knowing that tomorrow WILL BE BETTER!Remember it's all about letting go of the stresses of the day & KNOWING THAT TOMORROW WILL BE BETTERClick To Tweet
Let’s Keep Sizzling!