Hey guys! How are you all? I am soooo tired right now, I got back from a sleepover and we went to bed in the early hours of this morning so I’m shattered! Now, I was sitting at my desk brainstorming a bunch of ideas for upcoming posts and was looking through my blog to find that I hadn’t really done any type of advice posts really and I wanted to give it a shot! (Not that I’m any good at giving any kind of advice). I thought it would be a nice way to break up my typical beauty and fashion posts with nice little helpful post that you can always click back on if you need some help out with something. A while ago, around the last half term, I started getting super panicky about everything and getting super stressed out and just not being able to cope with lots of situations at once. I got super panicked about being online and just overthinking every single little thing in general and even started about things that hadn’t have even happened yet. Long story short, I went through a couple of weeks that were just days and days of panicky-ness (If that’s even a word hehe!) ,but, as cheesy as it sounds, I did find ways to get through it and eventually make myself feel better. Although these ways listed below to help relieve feelings of panicky-ness may not work for everyone, I hope a couple of them do contribute to helping you feel better in the long term.
- First of all, take a moment take a few deep breaths. Control your breathing and focus on staying calm.
- You could try writing your feelings down especially if you are not one to talk face to face with someone about how you feel.
- Similarly, don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice from someone that you trust.
- Assess the situation and come to terms with accepting it, as hard as it may be, because once you understand how you feel and why you feel that way, it should make it easier to figure ways to make you feel better or fix the situation that you’re in.
- The thing that did work quite well for me was visualizing. So the thing that I was worried about most and that was playing on my mind, I would simply visualize myself in the situation with the thing that was stressing me out and picture it all turning out in the best way possible. So almost creating little scenarios of how I’d want things to ultimately turn out. This way, when I had to come to confront the situation I knew how i wanted it to end and ways in which I could achieve it.
- Have an early night, a good night sleep is a great way to ensure you have a good mindset as once you’ve had a good sleep, you’re probably more likely to be a little happier than if you’d have had not much sleep, leaving you feeling a little under-the-weather in the morning.
- Do something that you love that relaxes you eg: Draw, listen to music, write etc.
- Surround yourself with positivity, chances are if those around you are happy, then their happiness may rub off onto you.
- Don’t focus on the past or think about the ‘What If’s’ because you cannot change the past, so instead try to accept that you cannot change what you have done or the previous events. Remember: “You are not what you have done, you are what you have overcome.”
- Crying ~ It’s okay to cry sometimes ya know. It’s okay if things get a bit much and the tears start to well up. It’s normally quite a bit weight off of your shoulders once you’ve gotten it out of your system.
- Using essential oils ~ It is said that rosemary is a great balancer of moods so burning it, inhaling it, bathing in it or massaging it into your skin is supposed to help you bring yourself back together.
- Try not to make the situation the thing that you focus on throughout the day, try to pre-occupy yourself with other things to take your mind off of it.
- Sometimes if you crack a smile or shed a little giggle it can make you feel so much better! Laughter is proven to be one of the best stress relievers and can really lighten up your mood.
- Don’t over crowd your schedule, instead limit extra-curricular activities to an amount that you can manage so you only a selection of activities that you truly enjoy, therefore avoiding additional stresses from trying to juggle too many things at once.
- A change of scenery ~ just simply getting some fresh air or going out for a change of scenery can be just what you may need, as trust me, limiting yourself to being cooped up at home in your bedroom with nothing to do, mainly makes you think about your problems more.
- Lastly, just remember that even if you’re feeling incredibly overwhelmed, that the feeling that you’re having will not last forever. It should pass eventually.
And those were my little ways on how I personally calm myself down and ‘de-stress’ and hopefully and few of these may work for you too! I know that this weeks post was quite text heavy so I’m not gong to blabber on for much longer. This little place on the interweb is a positive little corner and I would just like to do all I can to ensure that you lovely readers all all happy! So lets set a challenge, down below in the comments section, comment what made you smile today and that way, even if you’ve had a bad day, you can still see at least one positive thing in the day that still made you happy. I shall speak to you all next week!
P.S: Despite having tests to revise for and essays to write, the thing that made me smile today was swatching a my new MAC lipstick and seeing the gorgeous colour which I had picked up. Have a fabulous week! Byesies! Xxxxx