I’ve been feeling a little down lately (and totally stressed out of my mind, but what’s new there hey?) Recently I’ve moved back to my family home in Cardiff and been finding it quite hard adjusting, it’s such a big change from living with friends in a university house. Living with friends is just such a different way of living to living with your parents, there’s so many things you don’t realise that will change, just subtle little differences and of course the fact you don’t get to see those people everyday now (which really freaking sucks). Also there’s the fact that i’m supposed to be figuring out what to do with my life and where i’m going to end up. So between missing my friends and my Birmingham life I need to start thinking ASAP what the plan is and start looking for a job.
I find that writing things down definitely helps me in times like this as it gives me an opportunity to get my thoughts and feelings down rather than just keeping them to myself. As always in times like this talking to people is super helpful and can help relieve a lot of stress. When I was younger and I felt down or stressed I used to just listen to music in my room and have a little cry, this did help a little (I may or may not have done this recently, oops) but I do think it’s super important not to bottle it all up and keep it inside. On the flip side though I did also use to listen to upbeat songs and have a little dance around, this always made me feel a little more cheery. Listening to happy songs still does help put a smile on my face when i’m feeling down.
I’ve recently invested in a diary/planner and i’m finding it really helpful with keeping myself organised and also a little more positive (seeing I’ve got fun stuff planned and things mapped out a bit is actually helping a lot more than I thought it would). Splitting things down into goals and plans helps make it a little more manageable rather than just looking at it as one massive chunk.
When I first moved back to Cardiff from Birmingham I had soooo much stuff, literally I don’t know where it all came from but there was tonnes of stuff so I had to have a massive clan out of my room in Cardiff. Tidying and de-cluttering my room definitely helped me de-stress a bit, I threw away so much I didn’t need and gave away a load to charity shops as well to actually benefit someone rather than just sitting unused in my bedroom.
This post turned out to be something completely different than originally intended but I kind of like it, even though it got way deeper than intended.
I haven’t been blogging for long now but I feel myself getting more and more confident with it as I go along, I still want to get more involved within the blogging community but this will come in time i’m sure.
I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to hear your thoughts, what helps you de-stress? I’d looove to hear from you, even if it was just for a chat.
I actually wrote like 20 titles for this because I couldn’t decide what to call it or what this post was even really about (miss indecisive).
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