Here are a few ideas on how to de-stress during panicky and overwhelming times in our lives…
ONE MINUTE TO CALMNESS
Water that house plant of yours whilst taking five deep breathes in and out.
FIVE MINUTES TO CALMNESS
Have a piece of fruit alongside a warm cup of tea.
TEN MINUTES TO CALMNESS
Go for a brisk ten minute walk! Better yet, take a furry friend with you and try and be totally present by focusing on your breathing (and your furry friend) whilst you walk.
THIRTY MINUTES TO CALMNESS
Call your mum, or your sister, or your friend – and chat without having to ‘schedule them in’ for a quick chat – take your time and talk!
ONE HOUR TO CALMNESS
Unplug from social media (and better yet your whole phone/laptop/anything electronic) and spend one hour doing the forgotten chores in your home – try and allocate 10 mins per space – you will find you even get in a little workout by working fast!
A FEW HOURS TO CALMNESS
Pop on a fabulous Spotify playlist (I recommend Glen Miller), run yourself a bubble bath and light a candle… now grab your book and have a nice long soak!
ONE DAY TO CALMNESS
Engage in a new or forgotten hobby! If you’re struggling, try something creative… you may find you enjoy knitting or perhaps arts and crafts!