This week I have been feeling a lot happier and a lot less anxious, ( well my anxiety is still quite bad but I am able to deal with it , and the panic attacks are better and don't hurt me as much as they have been a lot worse in the past,) and since I have been feeling a lot happier I thought I would share some of the ways I make myself happier and less anxious!
So lets go shall we ?
10 things I do to make myself feel less anxious and more happier!!
1. Read a book
You all saw this one coming didn't you?
Yes, I love curling up (quite literally in most cases I curl up in my bed!) with a good book, I just find when I am anxious, I take myself away from the situation, get comfy and read a book as then I just feel transported into a different world!
It's honestly amazing, which is why I probably love fiction so much, as then I can just take my mind away and imagine being a different world for a while, aww how I dream of being a fictional character!!!
4. Retail Therapy!
In other word just go shopping! Honestly this is a great, you can either go shopping on your own or even better grab a friend or two or as many as you like! I don't know what it is but there is something about buying a new book or new fairy lights or some lush that just brings me joy! Remember a few weeks ago I did a shopping haul? and I said how I didn't actually buy much but I just wondered around shops with my friend and we chatted and laughed? yes that's what I mean, its great therapy!
5. Drink some tea!
Tea is great for everything! especially herbal teas and not just good for your mind but good for your body , for example peppermint helps with stomach aches, and camomile helps you to sleep. Tea just helps everything!
6. Take some "me" time and pamper yourself!
Lock your self away from the world, (not literally, just a figure of speak but you can if you want,) turn of your phone and just head to the bathroom, apply facemasks or hair masks, run your self a nice bath, using some lush products ( don't have to use lush but this way you can enjoy using them knowing that they haven't harmed animals to make that products) and just relax.
my favourite products I like to use at the minute are: (all from lush)
-Cupcake face mask
-Roots hair mask
-Comforter bubble bar or Frozen bath bomb
-Comforter shower gel or Snow fairy shower gel
and then I have some Netflix on in the back ground either a Disney film or latest once upon a time <3
its amazing how a good nights sleep can help reduce stress and anxiety! Have you ever had a full nights sleep and woke up feeling refreshed and happy? a lot better then no sleep and feeling grumpy and tired in the morning! sleep just feels great plus it means you can dream about your crush and have some crazy fantasies !! _ for me its Amazing Phil ssshshshshshshsh I never said anything ;)
Whether its a notebook or a diary or journal or even if you have a blog (which if you do please leave your link to your blog in the comments I would love to read them!) writing down what you feel can help.
9. Organise your room
You know the old saying ? A clean room a clean mind. For example I just re organised my room as since we moving soon I thought it was time to organise my bedroom so it would make packing easier. I started out by making my bed and picking stuff up off my floor. Then I moved all my stuff of my desk to my floor and went through it into piles: keep: throw and then sort through the keep pile and then put everything back on your desk and then I went through my book shelf and now my room is all tidying!!
10. have a family dinner.
Home cooked, take out or meal out. just get together with your family and enjoy some tasty food and turn off phones and talk. this always makes me feel happy.
What are 10 things that help make you feel less anxious and less stressed? what are 10 things you do to feel happy? write them in the comments :) I would love to read them we can have a little conversation in the comments :)
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