*Top Tips To Destress Before An Important Event

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Stressful events, whatever they may be, can take their toll on your mental and physical health so it's always best to be well prepared for those events as well as making sure to relax and destress before/after too. I have minor surgery booked for the end of the month which is causing quite a lot of stress (so I'll be using some of these tips soon) but another extremely stressful event is moving house.

Happy Beds conducted a survey of 2,000 people and found out that the average person moves five times in their life and 71% of people have lost a night's sleep over the stress of moving. I personally haven't moved house as an adult but I can imagine that it is an extremely stressful event so hopefully these tips will help anyone who has a stressful event coming up.

Cleaning & Decluttering 
I find organising and decluttering to be extremely calming and it helps to take my mind off anything. I definitely agree with the saying about having a clear space leads to a clear mind as when my home office is messier, I tend to be less productive. Cleaning and decluttering is an essential task before moving home anyway so if you find it calming and depressing, as I do, then it's an ideal task before the move.

Pampering 
Pampering is something everyone enjoys, from using a fun Lush bath bomb to watching Netflix with a face mask on. Pampering might also be a great way of using up some of your pampering products and bath bombs so you don't have to move them all to your new home or apartment. For me, pampering is one of the easiest ways to destress and it means that I can try new products I've been sent or it gives me an excuse to use my heavenly bath bombs and candles.

Reading 
Reading is something I started to get back into in 2017 and since then I've become more and more obsessed. I think my time during college and university when I had to read so many journal articles temporarily ruined my love of reading but now I rarely go a day without reading. Whether it's a fantasy, non-fiction or YA or anything in-between, reading is a fantastic way of escaping real life for a short period of time. Also you could sell some of your books after reading them and put the money towards new homeware or essentials. If you want to know what I'm reading and my ratings, follow me on GoodReads.

Have you moved house? If so, do you have any moving tips or tips to destress? 

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17 comments

  1. I definitely read to relax! Definitely works for me :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. Pamper time is my favourite, I love bubble baths. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  3. These are all such good tips! I love to have a good de-clutter every so often, if things are messy it really affects my mental health xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  4. A good pamper always does me the world of good - can't beat a bath with some aromatherapy oils! xx

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  5. Definitely the final two! You can't go wrong with pampering and reading a good book! I love curling up with a book and listening to relaxing soundtracks! Never tried a bath bomb so maybe that's my next pamper step! Haha!

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  6. I find getting rid of clutter makes me feel more relaxed too :)


    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  7. Reading is my number one way to relax - I've always got a book on the go!
    Em x

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  8. We moved when I was younger but I was too young to get stressed about it x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  9. I struggle to relax, but I think that’s due to my working hours. Thank you for the tips! X

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  10. A sheet mask, a huge bar of chocolate and a boxset on Netflix is my favourite way to relax!

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  11. Reading is the only thing that can shut the world out for me.

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  12. There's some really useful tips here!

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  13. I do love a good decluttering session, more when it is finished rather than being half way through it x

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  14. Some great points here and all so useful to de stress

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  15. I always have to have a good soak before an event!

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  16. I haven'd moved properly, but when I lived in a studio flat during my final year of uni and moving my stuff out of there was like a mini move. It was quite stressful. You're always worried you've missed something! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  17. Oooo yes to cleaning and decluttering. Always helps me to destress!

    Natalie
    www.upyourvlog.com

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