1. Read a book
This was the very first strategy that bounced into my head. Reading is such a favourite thing of mine to do. I’ve always enjoyed reading as it’s certainly something that helps me relax and keep calm. I read most nights before bed because it makes me unwind and I feel it makes me have a great night sleep so I’m feeling ready to take on the world in the morning. I always feel happy and fresh-minded after. It keeps my head clear.
2. Listen to music
Listening to music is my second best strategy. When I’m feeling a little irritated or stressed, I like to chill out in my room with my music on and do absolutely nothing but lye on my bed and stare into space. It makes me feel good about myself. I don’t always listen to loud music although I enjoy some tranquillity sounds from a CD, whether it’s the sound of tropical waves or the sound of nature, I love it!
3. Going for a walk
Walking is something I don’t really do as often as I should do although when I do, I feel fresh and unbothered. Whether that’s walking along the beach, in the woods or along the countryside I always make sure I have my camera as I enjoy taking photos throughout my stroll. I find it very exciting and of course, keeps me calm out in the fresh air so then when I go home, I feel relaxed and feel like I've earnt my time to chill out.
4. Multi-Sensory room
This might be something you haven’t come across before. If you haven’t then I’ll tell you. A sensory room is a room full of multi-coloured lighting which creates a calm and chilled atmosphere. The lights are not bright, they’re very dimmed. This one is another favourite of mine because it’s quiet. It makes me want to go sleep every time. I like to plunk myself on a nice, soft beanbag and get comfortable whilst watching the lights. It helps me in many ways.
5. Having a bath- Pamper yourselves!
Having a warm bath chills me out a lot. I like to have one if I feel stressed. It helps me sleep better when I go to bed. I like to dim the lights and just do nothing but lye there and close my eyes and reflect on the day I’ve had.