5 Things That Help Me Relax

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

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As someone who suffers with anxiety, relaxing is really important to me. And so it should be to everyone really, taking some time out of your day for yourself is a really good habit!

I think its so important to take some time out each day to relax. Gives you some time to unwind and have some time to yourself. I thought I'd share some things that really help me feel relaxed at the end of a long day.

Doing a face mask. You honestly can't beat a good old' face mask. One I've been particularly loving at the moment, is The Body Shop Seaweed Mask. If you take the time to get your pyjamas on, take off your makeup and do a face mask, you can instantly feel relaxed. While the face mask is drying for 10 minutes or so, just have a flick through a magazine or a book, you're bound to feel so much more relaxed.

Watch ASMR videos or listen to calming music. ASMR isn't for everyone. Not everyone gets triggered by the sound of tapping, or brushing, but personally I love it. It makes me feel very sleepy, and when I want to calm down or feel relaxed, I usually stick on an ASMR video. If not, it'll be relaxing music or sounds. Such as rain falling, or waves crashing against the shore. 

Reading a mindfulness book. Reading any sort of book can make you feel well rested, but reading a mindfulness book can be even better. It really helps you think, and can give techniques on how to stay calm etc. One book I've really enjoyed reading is Mindfulness On The Go. Very easy to read and very informative. 

Sit down with a cup of tea and biscuit. I feel like this is a rather British thing to do haha. But you can't beat a good cuppa to warm you through, and have a biscuit to dunk in with it. I find this helps me relax, as you just get to sit down for 5 minutes and just be. 

Writing/journaling. I'm currently doing a bullet journal, and its the best thing I've ever done. When I was little I used to write in a journal every day, and I stopped doing it as I got into secondary school. Bullet journalling is definitely a fun way to start journaling again, and its really relaxing just putting pen to paper.

What things help you to relax?

- Lucy

28 comments

  1. A hot bubble bath, a face mask and a glass of wine are what I need to help me relax after a stressful day or week!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  2. What a lovely post! Sitting down with a good book always helps me to unwind and chill x


    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I use to journal all the time as a child but as I got older I stopped doing it as often. Its really great therapy though and so is a nice face mask and bubble bath :)

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its a really good thing to do I think - I hardly ever have baths, something I need to do more often!

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  4. There's an app called Headspace which is really good at relaxing you after a stressful day and ridding you of any anxieties! Feel like you may benefit from it! Lovely blog post.

    BLUSH & NOISE

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    1. I have tried that before actually, I need to re-download it! Thank you lovely!

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  5. I suffer from anxiety too and my go-to is to pop netflix on and sit with a cup of tea and biscuits haha.
    Jen, Velvet Spring. xo

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    1. Definitely something that keeps me chill!

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  6. I just love doing nothing at all and just lying in bed and thinking- maybe watch a few episodes of Riverdale or read a few chapters of my current book.

    dalal // monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Just doing nothing is always good - I need to watch riverdale!

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  7. When I started my bullet journal I thought it would just help me to be organised but it definitely helps me to relax too! Every evening I take ten minutes to plan tomorrow and get everything in my head off of my head and onto paper so I can fully switch off. Loved reading this post, it even made me feel relaxed!!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. It does a bit of both doesn't it, because you can be so creative!

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  8. Face masks and journaling always help me relax!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Two things that go so well together!

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  9. I love using a face mask to feel more relaxed! x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

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  10. I love listening to relaxing sounds/music on an evening if I can't sleep. I also need to get back into the habit of reading, rather than constantly scrolling through my phone.. xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It helps me drift off - and me too, I spend far too much time on my phone!

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  11. I need to get back into journaling. I sort of started my blog as an output for writing but then realised I wasn't really writing the sorts of things I would be writing in a journal, so I really need to pick that up again! I don't think anything is better than just turning off all electronics and like you said, face mask, tea and a biscuit. Perfect bliss! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. Yeah, they are a bit different aren't they! I find journalling very therapeutic!

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  12. Thanks for the tips, I love writing in my journal and listening to classic music in the evenings to wind down!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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  13. I have to agree on the journaling bit! Best way to relax ever!
    Loved your blog by the way!

    Days of Blues

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  14. Doing a face musk I like that cause afterwards you are just happy cause your face is happy.

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!!!


    http://www.aroundsoweto.com

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  15. I really want to start a bullet journal, it sounds like fun! these sound like great ways to relax. I like listening to music and doing puzzles to help me relax!

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. For me, journalling or blogging (both writing!) helps me to relax so much, as I can just pour out any stress I have into words. Kind of like an escape. Spotify has some really good playlists that help as well, my favourite go-to one being called, The Most Beautiful Songs in the World. I also think the good thing about doing face masks when your stressed is that you can't exactly move or go anywhere because there's a blob of colour on your face, haha! xx

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

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  17. This is such a cute little post! I like putting on a face mask and doing my nails to relax. Other times I like to write my blog when my little bubs is asleep.
    Rachael Blogs Beauty

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