How to Destress..

Hello Everyone,

Since I’ve been trying to “cure” or help my own anxiety and migraines, I have found that stress plays a part in both situations. Although I would say I am a person that doesn’t stress a lot. I have come to the conclusion that I do, especially when I put in situations where I don’t feel comfortable. So over the last month I’ve been trying to figure out what causes me to subconsciously stress but then also how to stop it or how I can help myself to relax more. So today I thought I would show you some of the things that I find help me to destress and relax. I have also found that this has helped a bit with my migraines so I hope it helps some of you…


1.Take a hot shower/bath

Taking a shower helps me relax so much, I could stand in the shower for a good 15 minutes and although my parents hate this, it really does help me relax and feel more calm by the time I get out. Ideally I would say a bath is even more calming but my bath works from the emertion and I can’t have the time to wait for it to heat up. 🙂

2. Listen to relaxing music

One thing I’ve been doing recently is listening to relaxing music playlists on Youtube, I tend to do this when I feel anxious are stressed but I don’t like to do it often when I have a migraine as any sound tends to make my migraine worse, it does help to get my mind off of whatever it may be that is making me anxious/stressed, there are so many good ones on there.

3. Take a nap/ rest in a dark room

Taking a nap or resting in a dark room is my go to when it comes to keeping calm when I feel anxiety coming on, they are also great for when you have a migraine, nothing helps more than resting in a dark room with something cold to rest on your head.

4. Read a book or watch a TV show you like

Reading is so calming, especially if you find that you can get into the book to escape the stressful situations you may be feeling. If you are not a fan of reading, TV shows can have the same effect to help you calm and escape the stress.

5. Write it down

Having a blog is one thing that helps me to destress as I like to write when I feel stressed are anxious, a lot of my posts here are about personal experience where I give tips and advice, they are my favourite posts to write in those situations but of course not only writing in a blog helps. Having a diary that you can write in may help a lot to get it all off of your shoulders and onto the paper.

6. Get Some Fresh Air

This can help a lot as a stuffy room can cause people to feel down or anxious so getting out and going for a walk or a run can really help to clear your mind and also help to calm yourself down. Going for walks and seeing the countryside is one thing that I love and always helps to make me appreciate the life God has given me. 🙂

So they are some tips that I like to use when I feel I need to destress, so definitely give them a go and see how they work for you if you are struggling with stress. If you have any other ways to deal with stress, definitely leave them in the comments below for other people to read and help them. See you in my next post.

Thank you for reading,





  1. September 5, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I’m going to have a good read of this I’m suffering from some medical problems right now and like all things it is only made worse by stress so I’m sure I can try your tips 🙂

    • September 5, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Awh you poor thing, hope youre okay! 🙂

      • September 5, 2017 / 7:02 pm

        Thank you hopefully will be, got a beautiful daughter of 8 helping look after me too 🙂 x

  2. September 5, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    I have this book. One of my favourite to relax

  3. September 5, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I always take a hot bath and journal when I’m feeling particularly stressed and anxious! Great post! xo

    • September 5, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Thats such a good idea, a nice bath sounds amazing 🙂

  4. September 5, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Nice tips! I always do some of these when I need to relax. Sometimes I’m stressed and I don’t even know why. Lol
    Have a nice day!!! xx

  5. RachelBeax
    September 5, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Really find going for a walk clears my head and distresses me

    • September 5, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Same, it helps so much to walk it off and get some fresh air 🙂

      • RachelBeax
        September 5, 2017 / 2:46 pm


  6. September 5, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Baths are my #1 de-stress options. Thank you for sharing! These tips helped!

    • September 7, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Yeah they are so relaxing! Glad you liked it 🙂

  7. September 5, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Pick up some crayons and color in a coloring book. It has a slew of benefits to calm the mind. 🍀 xx

    • September 7, 2017 / 9:20 am

      I used to do that but found I got bored but lots of people love doing it 🙂

  8. September 5, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    writing in my journal or talking to a friend are 2 things that really help me to de-stress. i also struggle with anxiety and i’ve found that they help me deal with anxiety too.

    • September 7, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Oh yeah how did I forget talking to someone, that’s definitely an important one 🙂

  9. September 6, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I cannot stress enough (oops) how important getting some fresh air is for me!! If I spend all day cooped up in my room, I’m a lot more anxiety prone than if I’ve left the house or whatever! Obviously some days this doesn’t work but majority of the time it really does! xx

    • September 7, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Yeah fresh are can make the world of a difference 🙂

  10. September 6, 2017 / 11:04 am

    Just what I needed to read today – thank you! 🙂

  11. September 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    while watching Tv helps but it never relaxes me at the end. But writing literally makes me so calm. It is almost like meditation.

    • September 8, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Writing definitely helps me too 🙂

  12. Ange
    September 14, 2017 / 9:49 am

    omg seeing this post brought back so many memories! The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern was one of the first books I fell in love with as a teenager! xx

    • September 14, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Same, I used to love it! 🙂

  13. September 23, 2017 / 2:25 am

    Great tips here!!! I too suffer from migraines, and anxiety…I think I will be giving quite a few of these a try.

    • September 23, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you! Definitely give them a go and see if they help, I hope they do😊

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  15. January 16, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Yes! Definitely worth trying anything and everything to de-stress! I’m with you!

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