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How To Release and Manage Stress

liveout loudStress is a physical and mental response to your body being overworked. Through this response the mind and the body start to irrationally request demands from you that can threat your wellbeing. In the physical sense it can increase your heart rate and create tension within the body. Mentally, it can make you very anxious,  highly emotional and question everything you do. This is the point where you need to take a step back and take time out for yourself and breathe. However, before you get to this stage, you need to recognise the things that trigger you inside. Is it taking too much on? or is it that everything is stored in your head and you need to find a way to get it on paper.

Earlier this month, I took on a lot of work and found myself reaching the peak point of where I became severely stressed. It was honestly the worst week of my life, I knew this wasn’t me and I felt like I was spiralling into a deep dark hole.  Despite this all being within me, I needed to find a release and my release was talking it out with someone who I trust. This was a crucial point as they made me aware I was taking on too much; in that moment I realised the unhealthy amount of work I have put myself through was damaging myself. After the talk, I felt a lot calmer and my thoughts were more rational and I knew what I needed to do. It was to take one task at a time and learn to say no.  I started to do things that would release the feelings of being stress for example, writing 2/3 things I needed to do that day and continue it through the week. I baked lovely cupcakes and binged on them 🙂

When we are caught up we tend to forget how to tackle the stress. Below I have a few suggestions that can help when recognising the feeling of stress and ways to combat it.


  • Talking to friends or a mentor 
  • Doing something you enjoy e.g.. baking a cake
  • Writing down your thoughts( getting it on paper takes it from it being all in your head to logically seeing the things you need to complete on paper)
  • Going sleep ( although it is going to be there when you wake up, sometimes just not thinking about it for an hour can help)
  • Start small- get two things done started with the biggest task and then work your way down over a span of X amount of days
  • Say no( learn to say no)
  • Breathe
  • Meditation ( there are great apps and videos on youtube on meditation)
  • Keep hydrated
  • Eat
  • Gratitude 

What are your own ways of managing stress, I would love to know!



Stay Grounded X

6 thoughts on “How To Release and Manage Stress

  1. This is so helpful! I think learning to say no is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. It’s something I really struggle with!!

  2. Stress is such a horrible thing to deal with and it’s often so easy to fall into its vicious cycle! These are some really good tips! I often like to bake or cook, listen to music or read a good book and that helps me to destress! 🙂

    Heather Xx

    1. It is such a horrible feeling and that’s why it’s so important to recognise it before it manifest as you can continue to loop in the vicious cycle. Listening to music and reading books is a great way to destress as you distract your brain from overthinking.

  3. I love your blog, always soo helpful ☺️ Especially this one this week, stress is something we all have to deal with.

    1. Thank you so much! You’re right we all have dealt with stress before but its how we manage it and learn to understand that stress doesn’t have to be contained in us, we can release it through different modes of activities. It’s also great to know that we are not alone.

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