How I Wind Down & De-Stress

2 Sep 2015


Sometimes I come home after a long day of work and I am just completely unhinged. It doesn't even have to be from anything specific, but I know if I get home and don't unwind and de-stress immediately I could snap! Josh shouldn't have to put up with me being a psycho. He does though, on a regular basis. (love you!

The first thing I do when I walk in the door is take off my clunky Dr Martens, that I guarantee I manage to wear to all of my many jobs. Then straight into the sweats. Hoodies, track pants and slippers are my best friends this Winter. Getting out of your work gear is the so relieving. You're home now, it's all downhill from here. 


My house currently smells divine as I've set up the Airwick Freshmatic Auto Spray machine* that I received recently,  which puffs out aromas every half hour or so. The current fragrance I've got in there, Winter Moments, smells just like pie and vanilla. I've also got two more different and Summery scents that will be just dreamy in the warmer months. 
Having a nice smelling home fragrance that you can come back to is surprisingly calming. We can't all have lovely auto fragrant puffer things. So your next best option scented candles. Watching that candlelight flicker is half the charm!


Put on some music! Put on something loud and crazy and dance around your room screaming the lyrics, or perhaps something a little quieter, some gentle background noise. Whatever your jam is, 
turn it on. I'm loving me some Tame Impala right now or even the Wombat's new album Glitterbug. Tame Impala's Currents is perfect for chilled out background noise, whilst the Wombats is definitely more of a groove around kinda tune. 

Make yourself a hot beverage. I guess you can make yourself a cool beverage if it's just really hot in your house. But a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate is the perfect way to wind down. Even just listening to the kettle boil can be a relaxing bout of white noise. I'm feeling calmer just thinking about it. 

Hold your cup, let your fingers absorb the warmth and let all the the negative feelings and stress just float away. Chamomile tea is perfect for relaxing. But anything that you enjoy will work as well. 
Not that you want to clean or tidy up right now, as soon as you get home. But nothing gets me worked up quicker than sitting in a cluttered or untidy space. Try your best to keep your space tidy where possible. Because trying to de-stress while you're looking at all that mess and thinking, I should be tidying that. Well that's not helping anyone. 


Sit Outside! I've currently collected quite a few different plants that surround me in my courtyard, and when the sun is shining, sitting in the middle of my garden, well there's no place I'd rather be. 
Breathe in that fresh air, soak up those rays. 

Do you best to relax and calm down, so that tomorrow you can wake up and do it all over again.

Cya! xx
What do you do to de-stress?

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22 comments

  1. This is so cute! Unwinding is super important and I love your slipperssss!!!
    xoxo
    Hannah
    www.frecklesandolives.blogspot.com
    Ps, your new header is BEYOND adorable

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  2. Oooh, Tame Impala!!

    Emma | ohflowerchild.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! Gives me some great tips on de-stressing my life!

    http://freespiritized.blogspot.com

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  4. Scented candles and a cuppa are THE ONES. Seriously, I always try to have a cuppa before I go to bed, even if I've got home from work late...it HAS to be done.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  5. It's so important to destress! For me it's all about cosy pjs, Netflix and good snacks. Your slippers look SO comfy! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  6. gotta love a good scent and some music to unwind. I usually blog :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. Love your slippers! I love relaxing, it's so important to me, I make a conscious effort to schedule in proper relaxation times these days rather than just cramming everything in. Those candles and scents look awesome and I love that you also listen to vinyl, I do too, it's the best.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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  8. I wish I could de-stress like you do everyday. I swear, there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done lol. You look very comfy.

    Xo
    With Love Banke | A Fashion Blog

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  9. I wish I could de-stress like you do everyday. I swear, there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done lol. You look very comfy.

    Xo
    With Love Banke | A Fashion Blog

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  10. I want to de-stress everyday. I want to have time to de-stress and put on some music and relax, but I think how I de-stress is blogging or late nights talking on the phone, or when I fall asleep. Well...until I wake up. Hahaha <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  11. Such a lovely post, I loved reading it, one of my fave posts to read! I love holding onto my cup of tea or hot chocolate, feeling the warmth and letting the stress and negativity leave my body! I just love relaxing, reading a book, getting a lush bath, pampering, painting my nails, ahhhhhh blissss!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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  12. I de-stress by bringing my Boston Terrier to the dog park and I make sure to give myself a good work out such as yoga/ballet combo! I need those endorphins!!

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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  13. These are all some great ways to de-stress! I also like to hole up with some music. It just takes my mind off of everything!

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  14. Love your slippers! :)

    I find music helps me de-stress too, and just taking a moment to stop and relax and breathe for a minute can work wonders! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  15. that tame impala vinyl!!!! the best way to wind down x

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  16. we kinda have the same way of unwinding except I sleep directly when I listen to music after a long day at school or socializing (yes because i'm an introvert).
    I love this post by the way, so relatable.

    Dice, Wildest Heart

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  17. I can definitely struggle when winding down so this a really helpful post. Reading definitely helps me relax personally. :)

    Musings & More

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  18. I love that new Tame Impala album! I still need to pick up the record myself, but I did get a ticket to see them at the Opera House so I'm stoked with that.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  19. I want my house to smell like pie and vanilla too!!

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  20. Your narwhal slippers are amazing! For me, the ultimate way to relax is a good TV show and laying on my bed with the cat. Great tips, love this post xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    http://www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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