I remember when my mum used to say, “You never know what a person has been through unless you walk their step.” I didn’t put more meaning to it then, but the idea resurfaced when I started growing up bit by bit. It’s true, you can never really look at a person and declare how easy or hard their life is or how privileged or unprivileged they are. Honestly, you can never really know a person better than the person itself.
I have been lost again, haven’t I? Hello! Everyone and sorry for being MIA for past few months. I have thought a lot about giving up all my problems that I have been through and just blog, but as an emotional creature, I wasn’t able to let go. I still am pushing myself to my limits to overcome myself. I have thought about this post a lot. Maybe this could be one of the most thought posts in my blogging history. I wanted to make a comeback with something personal but meaningful. I have heard that overcoming your problems becomes easier when you can have someone or something to relate to. I hope I can be that person or this post can be that thing you have been searching for to be able to relate to your problems.
Today I want to share few simple steps I take in everyday basis to release my stress.
Know your Escape: This might sound confusing for a lot of you but we all have our own way of escaping unwanted circumstances. For instance, I like writing my hearts out. If I am going through something unpleasant and want to spill it all out, the most positive way I can do is write. I occasionally type out a poem or a paragraph until my heart feels at ease. It helps me type out all the negative feelings by serving a positiveness afterward.
Re-visit your past: As we all know it’s impossible not to think about your past memories or bury it forever. Instead of looking it at a negative perspective, see it as a positive path to freedom. How? I, for instance, print all those poems or paragraph I type and keep it hidden somewhere so that I can go back to them when I am feeling low and see how far I have come from then and how much I have accomplished.
Keep a track of your habits: I know journals can be too hard to commit to, especially when you have tight schedules. But, keeping a habit journal to keep track of yourself is always a way out to a calm stress-free mind. I found this journal long ago when my friend shared it with me and always wanted to own it. Even if, I don’t commit to it on a usual basis, I found myself going back to it when I was in stress and anxiety. It helps you keep a log of your habits based on your career, relationships. finances, technologies and so on. It has a tab where it says, a habit you would like to change or create and how did you celebrate after achieving your goal. Even though you can’t follow what you wrote, be persistent and keep reaching to it until you can finally accomplish.
Which brings us to our next step,
Treat yourself: There is a small silver lining between buying materials to make yourself happy and treating yourself from time to time as a reward. So don’t be scared. Either it’s a luxurious boots you have always wanted to own, even if they might not be comfortable enough, or a comfortable pair of slip ons which cherishes you. Reward yourself by celebrating your accomplishments by letting yourself know, it wasn’t that easy to get where you are and you deserve it.
Have yourself a merry little me time: I as an introvert like to keep myself inside my shells all the time but due to priorities and responsibilities, I have to surface outside and face the world. It can be hard if you are constantly working hard or going out. Even if it with the person you love, you will need your own space and your own time to think your problems through or to relax your mind. One full on lazy day with a messy bun and a robe on can help relax and soothe your mind to fullest and make you ready to face the world tomorrow.
Have something warm to soothe your mind: Most people have their own preference for teas or coffees. I find a lot of people inclining over tea when they are stressed out and it’s true how much of help it can be when it comes to relaxing your mind. Tea like peppermint and chamomile have ingredients which help to relieve stress and is thought to be a great pain reliever for headaches or minor stress. For me, as a Nepalese, I prefer MASALA CHAI, which includes rich ingredients such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and so on. It doesn’t only make the tea taste good but also acts as a great stress reliever since it is very refreshing and therapeutic.
Find your passion: It is very difficult thing to look for when you have no idea what you’re good at. But, instead of indulging on finding something you are really good at. Start acting on it and practice day by day to master your passion. Even though you don’t end up being excellent at it, I promise it will be a most therapeutic way to calm your mind and think your life through. Who knows, it might end up leading you to the most unpredictable turns in your life.
Now that we have talked about how to relieve stresses, be sure to act on it day by day and make yourself a better person. I hope you guys find my own personal steps helpful. Thank you so much for coming back to my site in hopes for a new post.
- Monica xx