Monday, 17 August 2015

How To Stress Less

How To Stress Less

Stress, makes you feel like you are running around at 100mph, like you are an Indian elephant carrying the world and its problems on your shoulders or feeling like you are about to collapse.  Stress can be a long term or short term thing,  Anything from a couple of minutes to a couple of years. It can be quite severe or quite helpful. You can be stressed about anything from your books not looking right on your shelf to being hundreds of pounds in debt from all the pay day loans you have taken out and can't pay back. Why am I telling you this? well, I want to share with you my story with stress, if you will call it that and how I like to cope when I'm feeling stressed.

Unlike many people in my year, I didn't find myself getting particularly stressed at my GCSE exams, I started revising from September for tests, I then revised for the mocks over December and revised for the real things from February half-term, So I guess you could say I was prepared. I did find myself getting stressed at my GCSE photography coursework just because that did take up a lot of my time. But the thing I am stressed about the most is my GCSE results and starting college. At this moment in time I have no idea what I am doing in September, as I want to change my course. This is very daunting for someone like me who always likes to be in control.

So here is how I help myself de-stress.   

How To Stress Less Harry Potter books

GET STUFF DONE

I think one of the main reasons I was not that stressed for my GCSE's was because I was prepared. I had wrote my notes out so many times, I had made so many mind-maps, I did every past paper so many times I almost knew what the questions were of by heart. I kept myself busy! My motto throughout my revision was if I keep my self busy by revising I know I will be putting my time to good use, so I can't be stressed. Don't sit there and think about all the stuff you need to get done, just do it!

FIND SOMETHING YOU ENJOY

I am using exams as my main example here, because I am familiar with it but obviously sometimes you can be stressed about things that are out of your control and can't just go away. If this is the case, I encourage you to find something you enjoy ( hence the Harry Potter books above) I love to read and watch Harry Potter as a distraction from the real world. Keeping your mind busy is the most important thing when you are stressed. I used work and revision as an escape from being stressed about the exams. Similarly though reading and adult coloring books work in the same way.


How To Stress Less Nivea Chocolate relax

TAKE TIME OUT

Something that I was, to be Frank pretty rubbish at when revising for my GCSE's. I do remember though going out for the day and taking loads of pictures of flowers before my exams were finished. My mum made sure that we had days out, so I could take some time away from the text books. This is really nice so it can clear your head and it definitely did work for me. You don't have to go gallivanting in to the woods though, just simply chilling back with a movie and having some pamper time should be sufficient. 

I think the idea that I am trying to get across is the idea of taking your mind off stress, to be less stressed. This is why teachers urge you to have good nights sleep, so that you don't spend hours thinking about your exams and revision. I can't sit here and tell you to go and buy adult coloring books because they just won't work for everyone.

I hope this could help some of you!

Thanks for reading x

Let me know how you cope with stress in the comments! 


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  1. This is a really useful post! Good luck for your exam results on thursday but I'm sure you did really well :)

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    xox

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  2. Good luck with your results! I agree preparation is a good way to be less stressed for exams-unfortunately I never followed this advice!

    Hannah | Rated In Beauty

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    1. Thank you! well as long as you did okay in the end, it doesn't matter :)

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  3. I have to pick up my gcse results on thursday. Im so scared! Lets wish each other look ( even though you won't need it!)

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    1. haha thank you, I am sure you will do brilliantly x

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  4. I also love colouring to de-stress, I fnd it really relaxing! xx

    Emilys Beauty Thoughts

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  5. Good luck for your results! By the sounds of it you'll do fab at college if you stay prepared. I've just finished by A Levels and definitely think preparation is key! Great tips x

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty Blog

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  6. Stress gets me every single time. Now I'm at uni I get stressed more than anything because there is not enough time to study (like a week for 4 finals is not enough). I did find that when I distracted myself every once in a while it did help!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Good luck at uni, I am sure you will do amazing! Just keep on top of things and take time out for yourself! x

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  7. I love my "adult colouring book"! Definitely a great way to relax! Also who doesn't love a bit of choclate to de stress! This post comes at a perfect time though for school time; the origin of 90% of my stress!

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    1. Haha sweet treats are a great way to relax and have some me time! I am glad this post could help you x

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  8. Omg, this was so good and helpful! Loved it! X

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  9. This is such a lovely and unique post! Thank you for having your beautiful tips with us- I'll definitely have to try some of them!x

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    1. Thank you! I am glad they could help x :)

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  10. This is a really helpful for the years t come. Sometimes you can get to stressed and just clearing your mind for a for hours and staying hydrated will do you the world of good.

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    xx

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    1. Yeah stress can be a good thing for some. It can make them more assertive and help you actually do things but for some it can be a very big hindrance. I definitely agree on the keeping hydrated bit too! x

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  11. I didn't get stressed for my GCSE's either! I didn't revise (which probably wasn't the best option) but I was relaxed while everyone else was crying and panicking before each exam! The way I didn't get stressed in the mornings, was by making sure that I didn't go near anyone who was stressed, panicking or swatting up last minute, as this would have made me a bit nervous. I also had certain 'rituals' like lining my pens up and organising my exam desk, which all helped!! Xx

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    1. Oh I guess we are quite different but if it worked for it then that it is the main thing! Yes I totally agree with you about not going near the people that were swatting up or panicking before an exam. I did it a couple of times and it helped me but if someone around me was stressed than it didn't help! x

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  12. Great post, I completely agree with everything you said! Sometimes even if you have a tonne on your plate you need to just sit back and take a moment to yourself-- it'll all work out in the end. :)

    www.lindseyginge.com

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    1. Yes I definitely agree that is the best thing to do! x

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  13. very helpful post & i will definitely try this tips! xx

    Tajaljeh // http://lifeastajaljeh.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is a great post! Thank you for the tips xx
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  15. I really liked reading this ;-) I can't really connect that much cause I'm a bit older with two kids and at my final year at uni but still like your thinking and your attitude ;-)
    Take care and keep blogging!

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    1. Wow hats of to you! Sounds like you got a lot on your plate. Thankyou ♡♥

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  16. Harry Potter is the very best stress reliever! x

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