How I cope with stress

I don't know about you guys but it's seems like my life doesn't stop right now. With family visits, events and work as a whole, I feel like I'm in my own little personal whirlwind. It sounds fun, and trust me it is, but there are times when I get home and struggle to relax. Even if it's on my sofa in my PJs. I just keep thinking 'I haven't really had a free weekend since July and the next one isn't until October. SOMEONE HELP ME'.


I have now decided that moaning about it isn't going to make me feel better and have started to work on a few methods I could use to deal with my stress.

1. Angry music playlist

Now, this sounds like something that shouldn't work but it does. This was an idea that was introduced to me by Charlie, Distracted and I can't believe I didn't think of it before. It's like, all my negative energy is sucked out by Trent Reznor screaming (as weird as that sounds) and I end up a little dancing ball of joy instead of a ticking time bomb.

If you're into a weird collection of music for moments like this, here's my playlist!

2. Eat well

A few months ago, I treated myself to a lunch bag in the Paperchase sale. It's very exciting and has an owl on it. This has actually encouraged me to actually take lunch in to work and not just run for a burrito or even Maccy Ds. Having a proper lunch always makes me feel better over the course of the day and I find going home to cook a meal is very therapeutic with the reward of a full belly afterwards. All the win.

3. Play games

This is something I haven't done for a while but since Gary came home with a new XBox One it's all I want to do now. 

4. Read

This is one of my favourite ways to unwind even if it's just for 10 minutes on the tube. One of my favourite things to do in the whole world is to just curl up under a blanket somewhere and read for hours. Generally my go-to for really stressful days would be Harry Potter, there's just something about it that will always make me feel better.

5. Get out of the office

Yes, I like my job but sometimes it just make sense to go out at lunch time. I don't think having lunch at your desk everyday is healthy for anyone's frame of mind, let alone my own, so even just going for a walk around the block or out for a quick coffee always makes me feel better.

6. Breathe, have a cup of tea and wait for all this to blow over

How do you deal with stress?

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