Below are the ways that I comfort myself if I’m having a bad day or week. I’d love to hear what yours are so please leave a comment below.
- Stretch my body
I used to suffer with GAD (General Anxiety Disorder). I learnt that many people store anxiety in their jaws, hips and shoulders. I used to stretch these particular area’s and it gave me some relief. You could also try Pilates or Yoga.
2. Use a hot water bottle
Resting a hot water bottle on my stomach whilst lying down helps elevate stress for me. Stress seems to accumulate in my tummy so stretching and warming this area really helps.
3. A hot bath
Again I find heat really comforting. Add in a nice smelling bubble bath (I use Radox Stress Relief bath soak) and a good book and it’s time to relax and feel good.
4. Time with my niece’s and nephew
There’s something about spending time with little people and watching how they interact with you and each other. Children find the silliest things interesting and they have such big imaginations. Spending time with them takes me back to simpler times of drawing for fun and moulding cakes out of Playdoh! I always leave happy after seeing them and having lots of cuddles.
5. A cup of tea
Ahh the simple pleasure of a hot cup of tea – it’s not to be underestimated. Maybe it’s an English thing but whenever someone has a bad time or day the first thing we offer is a cup of tea. And it’s the first thing I reach for too.
6. A book, blanket & a scented candle
7. Dinner out
For me there is no better treat. I love to pick what I want to eat and someone else makes it for me! I’m not completely adverse to cooking at home but eating out in a restaurant is not something we can afford to do often so when we do it’s a real treat.