Monday, 30 March 2015

Our Top 10 Tips On How To Relax

Life is pretty stressful, don't you agree? Suffering with depression and anxiety, I often forget how to relax. Relaxing is such a nice thing to do and I love nothing more than getting all cosy before bed and watching some T.V to calm down. Here are my top tips on how to relax!

  • Be kind to yourself. If you want to stay in all day and watch films, you should do that! Having a lazy day is perfectly fine.
  • Listen to your favourite music! Nothing helps me more than my favourite songs when I feel stressed. 
  • Sit down and have your favourite drink. My favourite is Coffee. I swear I'm addicted! Having a hot drink always helps me relax.
  • Pamper nights! Need I say more? I love pampering by doing my nails my favourite shade of red, putting on a face mask and exfoliating to make my skin better!
  • Watching my favourite T.V shows always helps me feel so much better. I LOVE ''The Walking Dead'', ''The Following'' and ''Bates Motel''. Okay, might not be the most relaxing shows on at the moment but I'm obsessed.
  • Watching Youtube videos. I love watching hair video's especially! I've been watch 90's inspired hairstyles lately and really loving them.
  • Reading books and drawing always helps me feel peaceful. Reading before bed is just the best.
  • Lighting some scented candles. I can't remember the last time I lit a candle but oh well, it seems really relaxing to me haha!
  • Taking a short walk outside in the fresh air always clears my mind. I can't wait until Summer though. Short walks in the cold weather doesn't sound too appealing!
  • Pyjamas and cuddles with your pet. Nothing is better than a cuddle with a dog :)

I hoped you liked this post! What do you like to do to relax?
Leah, x
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  1. Lovely tips! Watching videos on Youtube with my pyjama and a cup of tea is awesome to relax!
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    1. Thank you! I agree! I love watching youtube with a good cup of coffee :) I used to like tea but I really went off it! x x

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  2. Wonderful tips on relaxation! I also love to drink a cup of (decaf) coffee to relax, but I also like chocolates with it. I'm really into mountain views, so I like to go out into nature and enjoy the rolling hills and landscapes. That's pretty soothing. Have a great week :)
    xo Bry
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    1. That sounds so nice and relaxing! I live in Liverpool so we don't have those lovely landscapes you have! x x

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  3. These are some great tips :)
    To relax I like to snuggle in bed and watch a show (at the moment I'm watching Pretty Little Liars)
    I started watching Bates Motel but it was kind of creepy but good!
    Even though it wasn't scary I couldn't go to sleep to I had to stop haha

    Neeny x

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    1. I love Bates Motel! I've never watched Pretty Little Liars before! x x

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  4. I love pamper nights too
    When you just lay on the bed, put some eye or face mask then watch or read a book
    XO

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  5. Youtube videos - I love watching make up ones, you can get hooked for hours! Loving your new blog design girls!
    cottonandcandie xx

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    1. Thank you so much! & I definately agree! I get obsessed with youtube :) x x

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  6. I love guides like this (as you can probably tell from my blog haha), all of your tips are wonderful and I've no doubt will help many people! Watching your favourite programmes is a great suggestion as it serves as a distraction. Also, I love to workout - that helps me relax! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. Aww, thank you! T.v is such a good distraction! I think it's the best when you find a good show! Exercise also helps too but I really have to force myself to exercise. xx

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  7. I love reading these types of posts its always nice to get advice
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    1. Thank you :) I'm glad you enjoyed reading this! x x

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    1. It's my favourite too and it always works the best :) x x

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  9. I'm doing a few of these things right now! There is nothing better than a nice chance to catch up on doing something relaxing :)
    Omnivogues

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  10. Scented candles are a must have to relax!
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. I must get more scented candles! There are some lovely ones out there. x x

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  11. Pet cuddles and pampering night are the best there are!
    Great tips!

    Tanya
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  12. This is such a lovely post. Taking some time out to relax and wind down is great and nothing beats a good TV series marathon! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Nothing beats watching TV for hours and hours! I deffo agree! x x

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  13. Love this post! Fantastic tips :)

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  14. I love going for walks, even in the rain (with an umbrella ofcourse) I love just taking everything in! Also PJ days are the best, with your duvet, raining outside, and a good movie!

    Meme xx

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    1. I should go for more walks and have more pj days! x x x

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  15. Candles and reading are my absolute favourite things for a relaxing evening :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. Sounds perfect :) I love reading to relax too x x

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  16. These are amazing ways to relax! I usually go into the kitchen and create something whenever I am stress. I find cooking to be very therapeutic.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think cooking is a great way to relax too but I'm not veryy good at it haha.x

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  17. Watching a show is one of the ways I relax but nothing beats cuddling with my pups :). Great tips!

    Tina
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    1. You're so right :) Cuddling with my dogs and watching the walking dead is just the best. x

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  18. Great tips! I always find it harder to relax during the work week,

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  19. Great tips :) There's no better feeling than having pamper sessions and a bit of me-time. I have not seen Bates Motel but a lot of people have been raving about it. Perhaps I should give it a watch someday ;)
    xx

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    1. Thank you :) I've only just started watching Bates Motel and I just love it soo much! You should definitely watch it! x x x

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  20. I absolutely love cuddling with my pets whilst in pajamas!

    Those sunnies are beautiful!

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  21. such a cute post! x

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  22. i love taking walks, listening to music and taking photos! :) nice tips in this post! thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  23. I agree with so many of these! I love a good lazy day every once in a while. When I lived in a more commuter city, I went for long walks. Now I tend to go for car rides! Perfect post! Love the sunnies as well!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. Thanks! I love car rides too as I can just sit there just listening to my music :) x

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  24. def need this, im always so stressed out

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    Tyana
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    1. I'm always stressed out too but these tips help me so I hope they help you in some way. xx

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  25. Heeey sweetheart!
    I love your blog and am following.
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  26. I love all of these tips and am guilty of doing all these (regardless of whether I need to relax or not haha). I love having a mug filled with tea or hot chocolate and watch youtube. Also baths..you can never go past a bath. x

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    1. Haha, I'm the same :) I should have more baths but I ways take the easy way and have a shower haha. Baths sound so relaxing :) x

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  27. very modern and looks great. I love your photos. Tahnks for visiting my blog. Keep in touch, dear. Kiss

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  28. I really have trouble with this a lot of the time. Hugging a pet is truly the best and really does help. I also like to watch youtube videos because it is an escape into another world. Going through a really stressful and depressing time last year was actually what got me into youtube. I love having those lazy days too. I did last weekend and plan to this weekend for the long weekend. I tell myself it is ok because I work during the week. I like to think that no matter how terrible a day is then I can come home to my cosy house and escape into the world of blogging, youtube and my favourite videos.

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    1. Aww, I'm so sorry that you had a hard year last year :( but I'm glad that watching youtube videos helped you. I always like watching youtube videos too as they take my mind of a lot of things. I like to think that too as I love coming home and just trying to relax :) x

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  29. im sorry that you have to deal with anxiety, it must be awful :( p.s i love the walking dead too i cant believe its finished now, so sad haha :) x x

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    1. Anxiety is so awful, words can't describe! The Walking Dead is my FAVOURITE! It's so good! I'm catching up on them all at the moment so still got a lot to watch! x x

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  30. Sorry to read you're suffering of depression and anxiety, the tips you share with us are very useful and I am sure they will help others too. I also love to go for a walk and to relax watching YT vids in my PJ with a cup of tea and cuddling my pet. A good bubble bath generally works well too! Keep strong! xx
    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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    1. Thank you for being so kind! I love doing these things to relax so I'm hoping it does help others too! A bubble bath sure does sound lovely! x x

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  31. I haven't had a pamper night in, forever - I definitely need one like asap!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. Me too! I definately need to pamper more :) x x x

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  32. Thank you so much for this much needed list! haha x

    Truly Yours, Kyle | trulyyourskyle

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  33. Great post! :)

    dianadblogging.blogspot.com

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  34. I love popping on a face mask when I'm feeling stressed, another tip i do is yoga, seriously the best thing in the world for relaxing!

    Summa x
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    1. I used to do Yoga and it was really relaxing. I love doing the head stand lol :) Face masks are the ultimate pampering treat! x x

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  35. Thanks for the great tips girls, I will definitely keep all of them in mind when I try and relax :)

    Serene xoxo


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  36. Great tips! It is truly important to have a pamper evening now and then! Very inspiring! Thank you!!!

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    1. Not only does pampering help relax, it also makes you feel 1000 times better! I love it :) x x

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  37. great tips, I'll defenitely try some :)

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    1. That's great :) You really should try them out! x

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  38. After reading this post, I feel really relaxed ! ;) My cats are relaxing... when they want to ! xox http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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    1. That's so nice to hear! Pets can be naughty but on they whole, they are so calming and loving :) x

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  39. Girllll, I needed to read this today! I am stressed, haha! Great tips!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. I'm glad you've read this then! Hope things become easier for you. x x

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  40. Pamper nights are awsome, especially with best friend. my cousin and i do that almost whenever we get together, and the best part is ending it with a good food massage :)

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    1. omg, that sounds so nice! foot massages are the best! I always force my mum to give me them :) x x

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  41. Great post my dear:))
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    xoxo Antonella

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  42. Actually my favorite way to relax is listening to some music!

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    1. I love listening to my music really loud when I'm stressed out. There is nothing better than music. x

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  43. Great posts! Perhaps exactly what I needed. When I need to relax I love to read blogs with soft acoustic music in the background and sented candles in the room! Kisses from Paris X

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    1. That sounds so relaxing and I'm glad this post has helped. x x x

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  44. Great post my dear:))
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    xoxo Antonella

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  48. haha some of these were in my uni post too :) & so cool, I love bates motel as well, i don´t know anybody else who does!!!! :D

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    1. Haha :) I loved that post and Bates Motel is soo good. I can't imagine someone not liking that show! x

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  49. Thumbs up to these awesome tips, dear! I'm in need to stuff to help me relax now. My desktop is down, so it took me a while before I could publish my post. Hope you'll enjoy my latest post as much as I've enjoyed yours. I'll take me longer to go blog hopping as I'm waiting for my computer spare parts to arrive. Gosh, I hate it when these things happen. ............

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    1. Thank you and I hate it things like that happen too! x

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  50. Fantastic! Just what I needed, I've been a little stressed out lately. I might take it easy the next few just to think! xx

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  51. Such great tips. I love relaxing with scented candles and chilling out with a nice hot drink :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. That sounds great and I'll have to do that soon! x

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  52. Following you guys now! :)

    All the way from Slovenia :)

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  53. Such a lovely set of tips! I always have a pamper and do my hair and makeup and listen to some music!

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    1. That sounds so good! I always love a good pamper night! x

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  55. Lovely post! :)

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  56. You have such a nice blog! Keep up a good work! <3

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  57. Great tips! They come in very handy for me at the moment! Thank you <3 Great blog!

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