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  • How to De-stress.

    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.
    Kisses, Maria