Hi readers! How was your New Years? Now that the holiday season is behind us, I should be back to my normal posting schedule, so let’s get to it. 🙂
We’ve all had those days when the moment our alarm goes off, everything seems to go wrong. We’re running late to a meeting and suddenly our car starts having trouble. You pop into the store to buy something and suddenly you can’t remember your pin number if your life-or items- depended on it. Or, sometimes negative and toxic people you have managed to distance yourself from somehow weasel their way back into your life and cause you grief. Whatever the case may be, you’re likely to wind up with a monster headache and stress.
So, how do you cope?
Here are five things that work for me and can maybe function for you when your day is less than stellar.
1. Get Moving!
A trip to the gym always helps ease my stress. Whether it’s running, dancing, yoga, or walking, exert all your energy and focus on this activity. You’ll instantly feel and look better too! Beauty bonus: As your heart rate increase, it sends oxygen to your skin and creates a healthy glow. Who doesn’t want that?
I love to read and there is no faster way for me to forget my problems once I pick up a good book. Be it an educational book or murder mystery, immerse yourself in someone else’s world for a bit.
3. Create a Calming Scent-Sation!
A few drops of lavender essential oil before I take a take a shower or mixed into lotion in conjunction with deep breathing helps ease my mind. A good friend gave me a doTERRA lavender sample and I fell in love with this. If you’re reading this Shanyn, thank you! 🙂
4. Indulge in a Masquerade!
As much fun as donning a mysterious mask and killer dress may be, it might be a weekday so apply your favorite face mask instead. A DIY version of a facial, it’s a mini treat that can instantly improve your stressed out complexion.
5. Drink Tea!
If nothing else, you can always sleep it off and wake up to a fresh start in the morning. 🙂
What are your favorite ways to deal with stress and/or a bad day?