How do I relax? – OurWarwick
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How do I relax?

‘I am not an early bird or a night owl. I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon’

  • Herbal tea- green tea in particular is supposed to be great for relaxation. Peppermint is great for settling your stomach and camomile is perfect for just before bed.
  • Have something sweet.
  • Chew some gum- it’s actually been proven that chewing on gum can reduce anxiety.
  • Have a nap- if you can’t focus and you’re overworked, take a 10-20 minute nap. This means you can have a nap and can hop straight back into work after. Failing this, and you’re super tired, take a 60 minute nap. This is better if you need a transformation, though you may feel more groggy afterwards.
  • Have a warm bath.
  • Get out of the house/room/ flat- you should never underestimate the power of fresh air.
  • Pamper yourself- I like to take time out of a day to do something for myself. Whether this is painting my nails or simply doing my night time skin routine.
  • Write down how you’re feeling, in a diary for example. Putting how we feel on paper can make it a lot less intimidating.
  • Listen to your favourite song- singing along to your favourite song can be pretty therapeutic. Music can fix a bad mood.
  • Burn a candle- there is something lovely about having a candle burning in your room while you work. I persoanlly love citrus smells and at this time of year- cinnamon, mulled wine or wild berries.
  • Have a comfort drink- I love hot chocolate. I usually have teas or coffees, but I whack out the hot chocolate for when the deadlines hit.
  • Laughing- spent time with people you know you can ‘belly laugh’ with. Hysterical giggles are a necessity when you need to relax. It’s thought that laughter can increase blood flow and boost immunity.
  • Vent to friends- I call my friends when I feel down and they call me.

  • everyone has those days where things just But tomorrow is a new day. A new start.
  • , right before bed. It’s quite therapeutic, I pour out all my worries, concerns and to-do’s and go to bed with the knowledge I’ll pick up where I left off in the morning. You can even have a chuckle with yourself when you think ‘future me can deal with that’.
  • a friend said to me that you should be your own best friend. Like the phrase ‘treat others the way you would like to be treated’ but in reverse. Treat yourself the way you treat others. Value yourself and avoid self-criticism. Make time for hobbies and the things you enjoy the most.
  • – you’re doing your best and that’s all that matters.
  • eat a healthy diet, treat yourself occasionally, drink lots of water and avoid the consumption of things that aren’t going to benefit your body, such as cigarettes.
  • . For me it’s chocolate. Some my say comfort eating is bad, but when you’ve got deadlines and need a boost, or even have had a bad day… treat yo self.
  • positive vibes are so important to maintaining a healthy mindset. People generally feel better with a bigger support network.
  • . Change what you can and don’t worry about the rest.

These are just some of the ways that I relax and keep a positive mindset. I hope this helps! Please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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