My sweet loves.. I hope you’re doing well, it’s been a while since I last sat and laid down a few lines. I have missed it so much. Time hasn’t been on my side. I’ve been working immensely, trying to juggle everything from studying, exercising, eating well and making sure I get enough sleep. Before I go on, I would love to thank you, my beautiful readers, new and old for being here and for always having a look at my blog even when there’s no new content. It’s exactly because of you guys that I don’t give up and be inspired to create new content.
Strange fact about me is I’m one of those people who thrive off of stress. I like deadlines and overloading myself with work. I will have an open week with nothing scheduled and not use it for something productive. Instead I’ll start working on a project two days before its due. Although hard to admit, I work better and effectively when I’m under pressure. Stress just works for me. I might complain that I’m tired and have no time for anything but deep down I know it pushes me to get things done.
My de-stress routine.
I don’t know if it’s my sleeping position, but I always wake up with neck pain that comes with a horrible headache and a cranky morning mood.
I found a way to deal with my neck pain by sleeping with a rolled up towel supporting my neck. And when I get out of bed I twist my body as if wringing a cloth, for a few seconds to release any tension and to fully awake myself. It works wonders I tell you. Do it every single morning and thank me later.
I recently noticed that one thing I don’t really do is breathe. Now I’m not talking about the normal in and out that keep us alive (OK, maybe that), but something more intense. I recently started stretching just before bed, nothing intense, just something to get my muscles to relax and I’ve noticed that as soon as I stretch something I breathe deep and hard. Which is overwhelming at first but I’ve started using it to my advantage.
I take a deep hard breathe through the nose, hold it for a few seconds and exhale through the mouth. I keep doing it throughout my exercise and at the end I just feel relaxed and rejuvenated. What works for me, may not work for you, but I dare you to try this breathing thing and tell me it doesn’t.
I’m always in need of new exercising and de-stressing ideas, if you know of any that are not extreme, please let me know in the comments.
As always thank you for reading and don’t forget to breathe.