Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Lifestyle: Five Ways To Relax and Unwind

Stress. It affects us all in different ways, some people can handle high pressure full on situations and others simply can't. It can be overwhelming and frankly quite awful - I fall into the latter group, I am constantly worrying and I always let those stressful situations get to me, when they really shouldn't.
So I thought I would share with you my top five ways to relax, unwind and de-stress. I hope this post helps you to chill out and think of yourself once in a while.
Fresh air, fresh perspective
Walk it out - sometimes you just need to remove yourself from the stressful situation, and by getting some much needed fresh air, you can clear your mind and get a fresh perspective.

Get your bake on
For me baking is very therapeutic - it's just me and a recipe. I don't have to worry or even think about anything else other than my bake, and there's the added bonus that you get to scoff the fruits of your labour. I love to whip up a batch of chocolate chunk cookies, cupcakes or some healthy treats, such as my banana oat muffins or healthy cookies. 

Get lost
Sometimes I like to curl up on my couch, snuggled under a cosy blanket with a big cup of tea, a good book or magazine, and just get lost. Immersing myself in a story or article always helps to take my mind off any worries, it's a great way to relax, unwind and it's also nice to take some time for yourself offline once in a while. 

Make plans
I am a huge planner, I'm always planning things so far in advance - seriously, just ask my boyfriend he must be so sick of me asking 'would you like to go to 'so and so' next June?' (I jest... well there may be a little truth) I find that planning my next holiday, a day trip somewhere fun or even a weekly/monthly date night, gives me something to look forward to when I am having a stressful time.

Have a nap
If all else fails then have a power nap. I find that after having a thirty to forty five minute sleep I always wake up feeling refreshed and energised. Try not to sleep for longer than one hour, or you might wake feeling more lethargic than you did before your kip.

I hope you enjoyed this 'Five ways to relax and unwind' post, What are some of your favourite ways to relax? Are you a worrier like me?

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below.

Let's be friends!

Love Laurenx


  1. Great tips! I love making plans - it really relieves stress for me! Something to look forward too is always a good thing.

    1. Thanks lovely! It's a great stress reliever isn't it. I love have things in my diary to look forward too! x

  2. Finding time to relax can be really hard, great tips. My favourite is to have a lovely bath and watch a good movie Lucy

    1. So true, it's hard to find time for yourself! Lovely ideas, I wish I had a bath! x

  3. Thanks for the great tips Lauren, I definitely need to put them into practice more often! x

    1. You're very welcome - I'm glad that you enjoyed reading them! Yes, definitely - always need to make time for just you! x

  4. Awesome tips. I am a massive worrier and napping is my favourite hobby ;) (jk). I find writing lists and making plans a massive comfort, not just when i'm sad but when i'm feeling a little low too. I also find a little bit of exercise helps, maybe a nice riverside walk, somewhere to watch the world pass by.
    Breanne :) xxx


    1. Aw thank you! I'm the same, haha naps are the one! So true, it's so lovely to have something to look forward too, and walking is also my favourite pastime! xxx


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