When something really drains me emotionally; (for example a confrontation, bad news, a shock) it really affects me deeply. I am particularly sensitive to these things. I wish i was more fiesty and fiery, I used to be, but alas I am not. I have turned into a sensitive flower as I have aged and perhaps just need to toughen up!
When I am completely drained after one of these situations I have to delve into my bag of tricks to make me feel better and these are they
~ Have a cup of tea, whatever your favourite kind peppermint, green, Darjeeling any will work, a cup of tea is like a bath on the inside. For me these situations call for Yorkshire tea
~ Have an actual bath, Epsom salts are great for releasing toxins and lavender oil is the classic for relaxation. If I’m desperate for a a relaxing bath baby comes in with me, still getting the benefits with her there.
~ Pin some uplifting quotes
~ Journal, this is a big one for me, if I forget to journal once a week I feel very muddled and can get quite low. It’s always therapeutic to write things down
~ Watch a favourite film, I can never watch Grease too many times quite frankly or my favourite episodes of The IT crowd actually
~ Meditation. Sometimes it’s difficult to find the time and space I know but 10 minutes will benefit your mood massively. The app Headspace is really great if you are trying to learn this skill
~ Exercise is proven to release mood enhancing hormones. For a quick fix I type dru yoga into YouTube or hula hoop for 10 minutes.
~ Listen to music. At my lowest point I realised that I hadn’t listened to music other than in the car for months!
~ Paint nails, put on lipstick or both! Oo and putting lots of jewellery so i jangle when I walk
~ Rest, get into bed early, write down what are you grateful for and sleep it off
What do you do when you’re recovering from emotional stress?