Lately I have been so stressed. With tons of exams and presentations my anxiety has been off the charts. Surely I cannot be the only one. When I feel stressed I feel like I will never be able to catch up with what it is that I'm doing and also that I won't be as prepared as I need to be. Whew ! As if stress wasn't bad enough to deal with, it can also take quite a toll on the body ! Being stressed can weaken the immune system, leaving you feeling ill. When I'm ill I often miss school, but this only makes me more stressed. What a vicious cycle ! Throughout high school I have found different methods to de-stress, making life a bit easier :)
One thing to do when you're stressed is take a bubble bath. Get out your favourite bubbles, a few candles and soak. Imagine that all the stress is being washed off your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the task.
( Sex Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush, smells so heavenly )
If you find that the bath method didn't work , as all you could think about is how much you have to do or whatever it was that was stressing you, try going for a walk or for a run. I know that we're told not to run away from our obstacles, but I find myself literally doing that. When I get stressed I run so fast and just imagine myself running away from all the stress. This method really does help me and at the end of my run I feel like I have left all my stress behind me.
( Gorgeous view of a nearby park )
However, if you feel a bit lazy or would just prefer not to go for a run, try listening to music. Go into the most relaxing room in your house (preferably your bedroom), dim the lights, lie down and listen to some music. I find that Skinny Love by Birdy , Boyce Avenue or anything that has a piano in the background is very calming.
Life can be very stressful , and stress is inevitable. A bit of stress every now and then is quite normal, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. I hope that some of these methods will help you to relax so you can continue on happily with the day.