Hi, there everyone! How are you today? Hope all of you had a lovely Valentine’s Day and/or Hump Day… (no pun intended)… 😁 😂 🤣
I apologize for not being able to write (Part 2) yesterday, but my schedule was all over the charts. Several errands, finishing designing my bathroom in a “Zen Spa” feel, then off for a very late lunch with one of my Besties “JT.”
By the time the day of running here, there and everywhere, I was pretty tired and decided the heck with it. I rather have read some blogs, crochet and watch the Olympic games. I didn’t realize how tired I was until 9:30 pm rolled around, and I was tucked into bed, and surely snoring the evening hours away by 10 pm.
So, I’m back with (Part 2) of “Let That Shit Go!”
Trick #3 Watch a Funny Video
No doubt when you are hit with anxiety and stress, you need to turn your mind over to something to distract your mind from feeling these emotions. Laughing really is the best medicine, “It doesn’t even cost a co-payment to be prescribed a laugh.” Laughter has many benefits of lowering stress levels and improving your overall mental health. Humor could also lower your anxiety. “Hey, I would do anything in the world to lower my anxiety levels. I’ll admit, this actually does work sometimes. My friend “JT” was showing me some outrageous little video clips all throughout the day, yesterday, and it got my mind off some stress I was feeling. So, why not give it a chance? It couldn’t hurt to try.”
Trick #4 Write it down
According to a Harvard Study, researchers suggest that writing down your emotions in a journal is a quick way to help relieve stress. Start by keeping a journal first thing in the morning when you wake up. Not only will it put you in a better mood, it’ll help kick-start your day on the right foot and will help you better manage stressful situations that might arise later in the day.
As some of you already know, I’ve started keeping a diary, journal, notebooks, etc… When I was a child. I would write about things that stressed me out in school, crushes that went sour, and most importantly, family problems to vent out my anxiety. Did it help? Yeah, to a certain extent. I at least got it out of my system, and I was able and still am able to put my emotions out of my mind, and tensions out of my body onto paper. And, again… It couldn’t hurt to try.
Alrighy, then… This concludes today’s (Part 2) of “Let That Shit Go!” tomorrow, I’ll be back to share more ideas that will assist you in striving to release pent up stress and anxiety levels.
I do hope that you have a great day ahead of you!
Take Care & God Bless,
[Video Clips provided by Pinterest]