10 Ways To Relax And Keep Calm

In unsettled times like these, our anxious thoughts can often get the better of us. With everything going on in the world right now, panicking can come easily - especially when you’re constantly getting news updates everywhere you look. If you’re looking for a safe space, somewhere where you can chill out and relax, we’re here for you. Whether you’re wanting a quick moment of zen to escape reality or you’re wanting a more long-term fix for all of your worries, we’re bringing you 10 of our most helpful tips and tricks on ways to keep calm and relax. Wave goodbye to your panic ridden thoughts and hello to positivity.

1. Stay Off Social Media

We know staying off social media is hard but this can be one of the best things you could do for yourself. Seeing constant news articles, whether it’s fake news or not, can be really stressful! Put your phone down and get stuck into a new Netflix show or book instead.

2. Self-care

Self-care is so important, pandemic or not. Allocate a whole day to treat yourself! Whether you’re pampering yourself with a face mask or you’re ordering that outfit that’s been in your wish-list for forever, self-care is so important for making yourself feel good.

3. Exercise

As much as we hate to do it, exercise can be key to help anxiety and stress. It not only reduces your body’s levels of stress hormones but it also naturally elevates your mood. Why wouldn’t we want that?!

4. Meditate

Meditate. Whether you’re mediating first thing in the morning to start your day off right, or the last thing at night to ensure yourself of a good night's sleep, meditation will help relax your body and bring your mind to a healthy and happy state.

5. Connect With Friends/Family

There is truly no better way of relaxing than having a good ole gossip with your bestie is there? Even though you can’t see them RN, they’re only a FaceTime or phone call away. A good laugh and chatter can cure everything.

6. Eat Healthily

Along with exercising, eating healthy can help boost your mood and how you feel about yourself. Don’t get us wrong, we do love a good chocolate bar but make sure you’re eating your 5 a day too. A healthy balance, right?!

7. Listen To Music

Music can be the perfect way to escape reality. Wack on your fave playlist, chill out and enjoy those tunes!

8. Write Down Your Thoughts

No matter your emotions, writing down your thoughts is a super easy way to express how you’re currently feeling. Whether you’re sad, happy, anxious or nervous, make a note of it. It’s really surprising how much better this can make you feel.

9. Tidy, Organise and Clean!

Cleaning can be a perfect chore to do whilst you’re feeling anxious. It’ll take your mind somewhere else for hours and it’ll make you feel so much better afterwards. You know what they say, a tidy room is a tidy mind!

10. Take Up A New Hobby

Is there something that you’ve wanted to take up for so long but never had the time? Well, now there are no excuses! Set your mind to learning something new! Take up a new hobby! Whether you’re wanting learn how to knit, how to learn a new language or how to bake, this will help takeaway any negative thoughts as your mind will be somewhere else.

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