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Nell’s Top Five


Nell’s Top Five

…Things To Do To De-Stress

Because these last weeks have been really stressful for me, and because I’m very sensitive to stress because of stuff that’s happened to me in the past, I’ve made a long list of things that help me de-stress. I list five of them in this blog post.

Do you have any special tricks for when you’re too stressed? Tell me in the comments! πŸ™‚

  1. Having a cup of tea. Nothing beats fixing your favorite tea in your favorite cup and sitting down in a nice comfy place to drink it.
  2. Disconnecting from Social Media. SM has a way of stressing me out, so if I’m already under a lot of pressure, I really need to put away my phone, turn off my computer, and pretend Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram don’t exist.
  3. Eating comfort food. For me, that’s a bowl of perfect Japanese ramen. It’s like eating a warm, loving hug.
  4. Doing a slow, really mindful yoga practice. Even just sitting down on my mat and breathing is helpful. It’s as though my body recognizes that this is a space for relaxation and focusing on myself. Tuesday this week was my one-year yoga anniversary. How did I live so long without it?
  5. Doing something book-related. Like visiting a book store, re-reading a favorite, reading a couple poems, or buying books online. Whatever it is, as long as it’s book related, it helps lower my stress levels.

Poem by Rupi Kaur

2 thoughts on “Nell’s Top Five”

    1. Yeah, it’s fabulous. It’s a tea flower. It’s bound tightly as a ball before you pour water over it, but blooms in the hot water. it’s a feast both for the eye and the palate! Tea is the best hot drink! πŸ™‚

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