5 Ways To Relieve Stress

Having to work 5 days a week whilst completing my first year with the Open University, I have found that I have needed to do things to help prevent myself getting stressed. I’m fortunate enough to be the type of person who doesn’t get stressed but thought that I may end up stressed whilst having to work and complete 4 assignments within one month.Five ways that I have found work best for me are:


Pamper Yourself

This one is probably the most obvious out of the five and a lot of people already do. This doesn’t just mean run yourself a nice hot bath, this means run yourself a nice hot bath, with a bath bomb (obviously from lush), put on a face mask, light a candle and have a glass of wine. If you really want it to work you have to make sure you go all out!

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I was quite excited to see that it is now acceptable as an adult to walk into a shop and buy a colouring book. I used to love colouring when I was a child, so now I am able to pull out my mini colouring book and not be judged is the best feeling. I find colouring really relaxing and also find it really satisfying seeing a page turn from black and white to a beautiful mix of bright colours. If you haven’t already got one of these you need to go and buy one!

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If you are finding work or studying stressful then go and dive yourself into a book. Choose a book that does not relate to work, school or university. This gives you a chance to dive into a completely different world and take your mind off everything.



A lot of people turn their noses up when I tell them to work out to prevent stress, but there is nothing better then getting into the gym, putting in your earphones and lifting some weights. Without knowing it those little bits of stress you have been building up are now being released on that leg press or treadmill.

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The most important of all, PLAN! There is nothing worse then having a million different things on your mind that need to be done and not organise when to do it. I will be the first to admit I am the least organised person ever, but with a heavy study load the past couple of months I decided I need to plan out what I need to do. I was so excited when I found these weekly planners on ‘notonthehighstreet‘ that I couldn’t resist becoming more organised.

What ways to do you prevent stress? Let me know below.



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  • Reply Laura Mareno

    I love working out!! I just forget all the things I have to do! haha nice post! kisses:D

    August 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Rhiannon

    Planning is my number one way to relieve stress! Couldn’t live without my filofax 🙂 xo

    August 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    • Reply Dreama

      It’s good to see someone thinnikg it through.

      September 3, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Holly

    Colouring and planning out my week really helps me to relieve some stress, especially colouring because it’s just so fun ;D

    August 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Sofia

    I definitely do all of these to relieve stress, planning is my number 1 in staying stress free!

    August 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply Chiana

      I seahcred a bunch of sites and this was the best.

      September 3, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Holly

    I also like running, running really helps me forget some worries and to relieve stress

    August 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Sofia

    I definitely do all of these to relieve stress. Planning is my number 1 for staying stress free!

    August 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Marc

    Working out really is a great reliever on stress & it’s my favourite way to do it. Reading is so relaxing too, you’ve got some great tips here! 🙂

    Marc x

    August 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Emma Langlands

    These are literally all me!!! I to, love the fact it’s acceptable to have adult colouring books!! It is so relaxing!! great post! xox

    August 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Completely agree with the planning part, planning keeps me sane! Thanks for sharing!


    August 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Anaelle

    Great post! These tips are very helpful. Will definitely use them next I’m stressed x

    August 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  • Reply Katie Thompson

    Such great ideas-I do all of these if I’m feeling stressed! I also love yoga, it really helps to destress! Planning is one of my faves & most effective! If I get everything on paper I instantly feel better! Thanks so much for sharing 😊 Katie |

    August 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Stephanie // StephieBeau

    I find planning really helps me de-stress and prevents me from feeling overwhelmed! Also, YYYYEEEESSSS to the colouring books! So glad it’s seen acceptable now too, haha! Think I’m gonna start going to some gym classes too!

    August 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Steph's World

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Lovely post.

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog |

    August 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply Egypt

      This arlctie went ahead and made my day.

      September 3, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Such a great post! I love colouring books to de-stress 🙂 xo

    August 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm
  • Reply heather

    Baking, reading and lush baths help x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    October 29, 2016 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Despina Connet

    so much fantastic information on here, : D.

    November 4, 2016 at 6:05 am
  • Reply The Sunday Mode

    I think reading is such a great release, that feeling of being swept up in a good book always relaxes me.

    November 20, 2016 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Rosa

    Reading and working out are my stress relieving methods and I find they work really well.

    April 5, 2017 at 10:17 am
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