How to relax

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I’m the sort of person who constantly gets stressed about little things, and that’s why I’ve decided to share some tips on how to destress when the going gets tough. I’ve found that doing some of these things really helps, and gets you back into that calm sense of mind that you need.

Shut off your technology- As someone who’s constantly on their phone I know firsthand that this can be really hard, but you’ll be surprised at how good it feels. When we’re constantly on our phones, our brains are constantly buzzing, and we feel like we’re being demanded at. Turning off your phone really gives you a sense of zen, and I know that it really helps me after a stressful day.

Read a book- There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a new novel in your hands. Reading allows you to escape the world around you, and helps you get lost in another person’s thoughts. It’s so relaxing, and I try and read for at least half an hour a night before I go to sleep.

Drink a cup of tea- There’s a reason that us Brits are constantly drinking it, as it’s a great solution to everything. It’s a lot more calming than coffee, though I have to say that I do tend to drink coffee if I’m feeling stressed early on in the day. I’ve recently got into drinking green tea, and fruit tea. My favourites are salted caramel green tea, and raspberry and mango fruit tea, and I find that they really relax me.

Go for a walk- I live just around the corner from the canal, and find that an evening stroll in the sunshine is a great way to destress. I normally go with my boyfriend and it really gives us a chance to talk about any stresses of the day.

Run a hot bath- I normally take a bath around mid week or towards the end of the week when I’m burned out and tired. I tend to add loads of bubble bath, and take a good book in there with me. It feels so nice to be soothed by the water, but just be careful that you don’t fall asleep in there! Treat yourself by taking some lovely smelling bath gel in there with you.

Cook yourself something tasty– A year ago I could barely cook anything, but nowadays I cook most meals in our flat. I find it to be really therapeutic and the bonus is that you get a lovely (hopefully!) tasting meal at the end of it. Try following something you’ve never tried before out of a recipe book, or, if you’re feeling confident, try making up your own recipe.

Plan your next holiday- If it’s your day to day life that’s getting you down, try planning your next holiday to somewhere new and exciting. After feeling really stressed with university exams and deadlines recently, I booked a holiday to Croatia where I can hopefully catch some rays, relax and take in the sights.

Do you have any tips for relaxing?

 

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How to think of an original blog post

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If, like me, you’ve been blogging and writing for a while, you’re eventually going to hit a wall where you can no longer think of anything new, or original to write about. It can be hard to get those little cogs in your brain whirring away in the realms of originality. But don’t worry, I’ve thought of a few ways which can get that creative thought flowing, and that will help give your blog the boost it needs!

1: Look around you

Think about it. Take in everything around you properly, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by technology. Think about the sounds around you, the people around you, and your general surroundings. What do they remind you of?

2: Analyse your favourite quotes

A great way to write a blog post that comes from the heart is to write about a quote that inspires you. Really think about it, and honestly pore your heart out to your followers. Some of my post popular posts have been my ‘thoughts of the day’.

3: Take a trip down memory lane

Think about something that happened long ago, and then think about what’s new in your life, and how you’ve changed as a person since that memory. It can be quite therapeutic for you as well your followers to try this. There’s nothing quite like a bit of nostalgia!

4: Celebrate odd holidays

To try and do something a bit quirky and unique, how about researching an odd holiday and explaining what it is to your followers? You never know, you might even decide it’s a holiday that you want to celebrate from now on. The stranger the better for this one.

5: Write a blog post titled ‘If I won the lottery’.

You might find yourself surprised with where this blog post takes you. With this post you could either make it quite witty, or quite meaningful, depending on the type of blog you write and your audience following.

Do you have any original blog post ideas? Share them in the comments below 🙂 thanks for reading!