Thursday, March 5, 2015

10 Ways to Relax Right Now

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Do you ever feel as though you couldn't squeeze one more tiny thing into your day? My life can get so hectic and fast-paced that it seems like I am always moving, always thinking, and always stressing. This is supremely evident to me when I lay down to sleep at night. I feel as though I can't clear my mind and just relax into sleep. Unfortunately this is not the only time the overwhelming feeling creeps up on me. Sound familiar? Here are 10 ways you can relax right now:

1 Take a deep, cleansing breath.
2 Listen to music.
3 Change your scenery.
4 Work up a sweat or head to a yoga class.
5 Reflect on a happy memory.
6 Write down a list of 5 things you're thankful for.
7 Laugh.
8 Call up a family member or friend who you haven't spoken to in a while.
9 Focus on the end result of a daunting project.
10 Watch a funny or uplifting video.

These are just a few ways that work for me. Although it can seem impossible, there are tons of different ways to clear out the negative or stressful thoughts in your head. I know for me work is a large {and consistent} source of stress in my life. Being able to identify the triggers and do your best to combat them is a great way to keep your mood in check. Hopefully these are helpful for you too!

How to you relax? What stresses you out?


  1. Love this! Totally needed this today honestly. Exercising can make a huge difference, and so can music.

  2. Love this!! Change of scenery is always a huge help for me - great tips!!

  3. Great list, listening to music is definitely one of my favourite ways to relax.

  4. I have been so stressed out by work lately! Thanks for this reminder to take some time to chill out :) When I get stressed, I like to take some time alone to read, soak in a hot bath, or go to a yoga class.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  6. Great♥

  7. i like to do some of these as well, good tips :)

    xx danielle // shades of danielle


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