5 Tips to #De-stress and #SlowDownZindagi

I was invited to attend a special preview at Lifestyle Brand that I love but I could not make it. Reason being, I am suffering from work stress, anxiety leading to temporary insomnia. Now, this may sound quite a lifestyle disorder from a beauty and lifestyle blogger but trust me, they should not be part of your lifestyle. However, given the hectic and demanding lifestyle that we lead, a lot of time it becomes difficult to stay away from stress but at the same time, it is imperative to de-stress oneself at regular intervals to keep the body in balance and body cycle sync with mental fitness.

And this post is dedicated to tips on how to De-stress and in better words #SlowDownZindagi. 

So when life becomes too much to handle for me [ and that happens too often with me especially these days], I take a small pause and find options to de-stress [however temporarily they may be but they are important], in small ways as possible. Here's my Top 5 Tips basis my personal experience, for de-stressing -

1) Pamper Thyself- Being an orthopedic challenged, I often end up in incurring higher body pain due to stress and exertion. To relax, I book myself a good Spa or a salon session to lose those aching muscles and indulge in some deep tissue massage and body spa. Ummm Hair spa, followed with good head massage works wonder for me and often helps me de-stress by letting go that skewed up feeling and inducing good sleep. 

If nothing else, take a bottle of good hair oil and do an elaborate "champi". To know more, see my post on Parachute for some reference.

2) Retail therapy- A little retail therapy hurts no one. I love to shop and being an impatient and impulsive buyer, I end up buying a lot of stuff that I do not need but what the heck, I can gift. So stepping out to that lovely store for a little while, even if it spells window shopping, does quite good to your mental stress and if not a purse. Ahoy! we are talking about de-stressing here. So do not splurge so much that it adds to further stress but spend wisely.

3) Shampoo and Shower- Often when I find a thought hovering over my head for long, I step inside my shower and take a good, indulging head to toe scrub bath. Ah! it relaxes so well. Wrap it up with a good dose of soothing moisturizer dabbed all over your body and slip into your favorite night suit. Bliss! 

4) Wake up and smell some coffee beans- Or Ahem dark Chocolates. They say Chocolates esp Dark ones are great stress busters. Well being a girl, I am not fond of chocolates much but I normally do not resist dark chocolates. Even better if you get and churn yourself a quick chocolate mousse. Well, our tongues have a good attachment to the happy hormones. Some people feel good post talking about their issues with someone and some people loves to devour tastes across culinary and chocolate cuisines.

I loved visiting BRU outlet esp the one in Juhu to catch sip of some yum #malabar Coffee or their special cold coffee made with condensed milk. Proof of coffee is in sipping :)

5) Spend a time with a child, bringing smiles that go till miles- This is my most favorite thing to do. There is no joy like making a child smile, teaching a child something new and doing nothing but just watching a child play. Their innocence and cut- ness makes you go aww on your knees and the joy is priceless that no jewels can fill.

So these are top 5 things that I do to de-stress my self and take that much-needed break from busy schedules. How about you? Do share.

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  1. Lovely tips Ekta! I like to de-stress using aromatherapy in various ways. I like using an aroma oil diffuser or light some aromatherpay candles. For added relaxation, I mix an essential oil like Lavender or Ylang Ylang with olive oil for a body massage! Of course reading chicklits is an instant mood-lifter for me too!

  2. Been going through quite a lot of stress lately. I think my best forms of de-stressing would be to listen to peppy numbers as I do household chores and then spend quality time with my little sister!

    We play,we giggle and we fight and make up and in all of this, all my worries and issues fade away!

  3. Nice tips Ekta :)
    My way of de-stressing is travel! Bored of the crazy bivouac and highly monotonous corporate life I always choose to walk away from the humdrum of city life and spend some peaceful time in some secluded beach listening to the cracking waves and whizzing winds or choose a silent corner of some hill station where peace rolls out in waves with the chiming bells of some tiny local temple or church. I am a travel junkie and nothing helps me de stress. slow down zindagi and energize me like travel :D

  4. I always tell myself: 'Hey buddy, stress is a great creative stimulator. Welcome it and delegate the stress molecules to work for you.' And this is precisely what I do... (let me just say that FMS taught me to delegate well)... I delegate stress platoons to churn creative thoughts, then I send it to put all thoughts in order. Finally I order stress to nourish and nurture the weaker creative thoughts... and then as I get busy weaving these lined up thoughts and ideas into posts, I send stress to de-stress itself.After all, bhaiya ji, even stress has its limit.

    So it is a great idea to respect stress and make it work for you. One of the bonuses I get from respecting stress is that it converts any indications of pessimism into unadulterated optimism and also pushes towards me some really weird story plots where my stress generators (like bosses, ugly competitors etc) keep getting punched by me in rather innovative ways.

    Ha! Ha!

    Loved this bit.

    Arvind Passey

  5. Lovely post girlie. I destress by:
    -Taking beach vacations
    -Gossip with girl frens
    -DIY nail-art
    The detail post link is here: http://www.sosaree.in/2015/03/slowdownzindagi-with-parachute.html


  6. well nice article ekta :) and this is something i keep promoting. We are so busy these days working and being stressed by it that we forget to take time out for ourselves. LOVE YOURSELF FIRST thats the motto I follow. My idea to destress is dancing. That is why I have a dance class lined up almost every day post work. Try it its good :)

  7. Hi Ekta,
    Thank you for coming up with such a lovely giveaway :)
    The hustle and bustle of our everyday life leads to exhaustion at the end of the day due to which destressing becomes very vital.
    In order to de-stress myself I do some of the below mentioned activities:
    1) Always watch some of my favorite comedy movies that make me laugh as laughter is the best medicine :)
    2) During the week ends or whenever I get free time I devote time to cooking as it makes me more creative and helps me kill time in the most constructive way.
    3) Music is the soul of my life and is the best tool I use to make myself relaxed. I have been practising guitar from quite a few years from now and this music therapy definitely works.
    4) I have also been a regular practiser of Yoga. It helps me to be both physically and mentally balanced. I have made a habit to do it everyday by waking up early. Also I do some breathing exercises daily.
    5) Reading good books also helps me develop a positive attitude towards life.
    6) I always find time to spend with my family by taking them to a nearby park. I love being with the nature and with my family and friends.
    Last but not the least whenever I have a headache I tell my mom to give me a head massage with natural oils as it takes away all my tensions, anxieties & stresses.
    These are my tips for a healthy life. #SlowDownZindagi

  8. When stress enters in your life then your mind always first left you alone and a powerful negative thought's ring make a circle around you.
    We will rush to those things which gives us peace or keep you in calm.
    My colourful threads always give me peace of mind and directed me towards positive thing and creates a peaceful ring around me.
    Yes, I am talking about embroidery I love to do this as my hobby, my passion and destressing activity.

  9. I so agree Shopping works wonders for me :) and so does a bath tub with aroma oil, bath salts, some candles and a book! therapeutic totally :)

  10. These are great tips to de-stress , spending time with my family and with my kids is my favorite too:)

  11. Lovely and useful tips Ekta :)


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