August 12, 2019

7 easy ways to help reduce stress and anxiety

Hi guys! Hope you are all having a great summer, I know I have! But sadly summer is coming to an end and that only means exam results day 🙁

Internal crying

As if life isn’t stressful enough my anxiety is through the roof for exam results day! But enough about me (wow I’m so self-centred lol) this blog is to help you guys with any stress or anxiety you may be feeling around this time; if it’s exam results day, a job interview , uncertainty of your career , whatever it may be I have found a few easy ways to help relieve it for you. You’re welcome.

1. Just Breathe

You may be thinking ok well that’s simple but just sit in a quiet room by yourself for around 10 minutes. Breathe in and out over and over again, taking deep breaths and close your eyes and clear your mind it’s basically meditation and it’s really easy to do.

2. Reduce your caffeine intake

Too much caffeine can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks , so try to stay away from those energy drinks!

3. Laugh

Now I don’t mean just sit there by yourself laughing at nothing (well you can do if you want) but watch a funny film or a funny video it really does help to relax and ease your stress and anxiety as it relaxes your muscles as you do laugh. Also improving your mood and over time your immune system… interesting right?

4. Try herbal remedies

When I was doing my driving test at the start of summer I took some herbal stress relieving tablets to calm my nerves because i get SO anxious and they really helped me( I used ‘kalms’) so whenever u feel anxious or worried about an upcoming event I highly recommend you giving them a go.

5. Aromatherapy

This involves plant oils or lighting candles especially lavender in your room and studies suggests they help relieve stress and also help with a good nights sleep so it’s a win win.

6. Exercise

This is probably the most obvious one but there is no question about it that exercise helps reduce stress levels so if you have the energy, go for it, but if not try one or more of the other steps, I don’t blame you!

7. Talk to a friend

Getting a second opinion really helps with whatever you are worrying about, talk to a friend you trust; saying your worries aloud can really help you see the issue clearly for what it is and maybe your friend or family member will help put your issue into perspective and reassure you that the issue isn’t as big as you thought.

I really hope this helped at least one of you, give it a go you may aswell! Hope those of you receiving your results get what you want and have a great rest of your week

All love S x

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