Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Relax

Have you ever drank so much coffee that you were so hyped up that it caused you to literally shake? That has been me my whole life. Minus the coffee. Ever since I can remember, I've been a nervous wreck. I went through a stage as a child, where I was afraid to go outside. I remember grocery shopping with my parents once, and just breaking down to tears because I thought I was susceptible to catch some deadly virus because I left my house. Luckily, I got past that awful stage, but it was still hard. High school was a bit better, but After high school has been terrifying. So much gets thrown at you all at once and I've never felt more lost an confused. Luckily I have a very supportive family and good group of friends to keep me sane. 

I've picked up a few things that help me relax, and maybe can help you too, because I know I'm not the only one who's stressed out! 
1) read. Read lots, read often. It gets your mind off everything going on in your life. I've collected quite the collection of books in the past couple of years. 

2) don't be afraid to have a bath. I always hated baths, but lately I've really been loving them. After discovering bath bombs, how can you not love them? 

3) sing. I'm not much of a singer, but just belting it when I'm stressed really helps me let loose and get rid of all those negative feelings. 

4) surround yourself with positive, upbeat people. If you're around negatives, you're likely going to become one. So surround yourself with people who can be a role model. 

5) take deep breaths. 5 seconds in, 5 seconds out. Relax the shoulders, it works wonders. 

I still get stressed out over silly things all the time, but over the years I've picked up these techniques and they've helped me considerably. So hopefully, they can help you too! Do what you enjoy doing and try to live light. Don't worry about what anyone thinks and you'll be just fine. Good luck!!!!! 


Ps: none of these photos are mine! 

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