fashion blogger chloeharriets wearing polka dress, jumper and hat, walking through nature, smiling, how to relieve stress blog self-care intentional living
fashion blogger chloeharriets wearing polka dress, jumper and hat, walking through nature, smiling, how to relieve stress blog self-care intentional living

As life isn't always easy breezy in this post I thought we'd talk self-care, so here are my tips on how to relieve stress. 


January hasn’t been the greatest month for me. I’m pretty privileged in general, so don’t get me wrong, I know there are people that are far worse off, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel stress, and recently, it's been something very present in my daily life, for multiple reasons - which I won’t go into because I’m here to help, not to moan. 


Certain things have been brightening my days and easing that pressure, I’ll list them below and hopefully, they can offer you some stress relief too.


Yoga:

I’ve been doing this 30-day yoga with Adriene challenge, and I’ve found myself craving yoga session when things haven’t been great, and feeling completely relieved after pushing myself to show up on those days stretching didn't seem like a priority. Those 20-minute sessions have offered me some much-needed light on dark days. 


Walking:

Will I ever stop going on about walking? Probably not. I don’t think there’s anything which refreshes my mind quite like a walk in fresh air (yup, this also got a spot in last weeks post). 

Meditating: 

When I began to practise meditation, managing my emotions became easier. Not only did the practice give me ten minutes away from my day to breathe, but it also gave me the skills I use daily when things get too much. 

Writing:  

Sometimes we just need to get out of our own heads. Writing and journaling can be a great way to transfer emotions from the dark depth of the mind. It allows you to process what you're really feeling. Often when I put my pen down, I realise that my troubles weren't nearly as big as they seemed.


Talking it out:

We all have people in our lives who care about us, although when we're feeling a bit down, it's easy to forget this. Spend time with the people you love, if you feel you're both in the right space for it, tell them how you're feeling. I didn't realise how much this was something I needed to do until I found myself in a tearful conversation with my mum about all that had been bothering me. Afterwards my worries felt lighter... a problem shared is a problem halved and all that

Or if you're not feeling comfortable enough to talk to those close to you, look into therapy. Counselling could offer you the support you're looking for.

Focusing on goals: 

During January, I've been focusing on my blog, considering my goals and where I want to take this website of mine. That focus has kept my mine from feeling completely overloaded with the other stuff I was going through. That focus stopped me dwelling on my sadness and getting caught in a spiral of negativity. It's gave me hope.

Audiobooks:

I recently began listening to audiobooks - self-improvement ones (during January, I listened to Good Morning, Good Life by Amy Landino and I've now moved on to Atomic Habits by James Clear... if you want to keep up-to-date with what else I'm listening to, you can follow me on Goodreads). Audiobooks have offered me both an escape which required no energy on my part and inspired me to do what I can to improve my daily life.

fashion blogger chloeharriets wearing polka dress, jumper and hat, walking through nature, smiling, how to relieve stress blog self-care intentional living

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I hope you can refer back to this post when things are getting a bit much, and find something which helps you soothe that stress.
What's your go-to when you're feeling stressed?

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