Coping With What Life Throws At Us

Hello!

Oh wow, it feels like it’s been so long since I’ve properly sat down in front of my laptop and written a blog post. Have you ever felt it when life just gets in the way? How strange is that to even comprehend, but recently life has just got in the way of the things I’ve wanted to do.

You may have noticed I’ve been quiet on here and social media and although I’m not really ready to talk about it into too much detail right now ( I will come to it one day), I just wanted to say that my mind has been given me grief recently and completely taking over reality.

Anyway, as I said, this post isn’t going to be about that, but more about how I’m finding ways to keep my mind healthy and being in control and hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from here, as to be honest it really has been a tough couple of months (it happens).

So here are some things I’m doing that is helping me get my mind straight and back in control.

Slowing down

Now, you may have noticed this anyway, and maybe that’s a good thing. But I have majorly taken a step back from everything. I don;t give my mind enough rest, and that’s why I think It’s all been a bit scary and hectic recently. I wake up and go on my phone and check social media, I go to work and sit on a computer all day using my brain for all sorts of things, I come home and go straight on my laptop or on my phone. And until the moment I shut my eyes I have been attached to that phone screen. That REALLY isn’t healthy. It’ not healthy in so many ways, but especially for my own mind and sanity. Your mind needs to rest and just do nothing something, letting it wonder is good for you.

I;ve just slowed down in general. I’d normally panic about getting a new blog post up or taking loads of photo because I NEEDED to make this date, but that’s all behind me now. I’m doing things when I want and can, and not letting the desire and need to do everything at 100mph take over my life. It’s only okay for so long, when this happens and your mind just can’t take it any more.

Reading and unwinding

I always love it when I finish a good book and feel satisfied that I’ve come to the end of a story. So why don’t I do this more? The reason why I haven’t been reading is because of my first point – I’m always attached to my phone. So recently I’ve been opening my book every night and reading a chapter or so before bed which has really helped me unwind and relax before bed. I bought the sequels to ‘Me Before You’ – some of you may be aware of this story from either the book or the film, but I’m a third of the way through the second book and I love it!

Exercising

I did it – I joined the gym AGAIN. However this time by main aim for the gym isn’t to loose weight (surprisingly), it’s actually to de-stress and release extra adrenaline my body produces – an the getting fitter part isn’t too bad either.

I was actually advised to join the gym by my doctor as I used to be a very active child, training 5 times a week and it’s almost like my body now needs to exercise to release this hormone. I’ve actually been really enjoying going. I don’t go mad when I’m there, I do a bit of cardio and a bit of weights but I feel good after I’ve been as exercising also releases endorphins! So it’s a win win situation!!

Less of Social Media

We all do it, especially if you blog yourself. Being constantly obsessed with checking your accounts for likes and comments, to see if someones messaged you, or an account has regrammed you. It is sooooo tiring and draining and recently very disheartening when you seen such a dramatic decrease in the engagement you get on posts. What is going on seriously? So, I’ve decided to really cut down and not obsess over it. As I mentioned above, I am putting my phone down before I go to bed and instead I’m winding down with a book and it’s helping so much! I’m also not rushing to check my phone as soon as I wake up! It’s helping.

Do any of you have any coping strategies when you’re feeling stressed? Leave a comment below!

Love Bex xx

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