Wednesday, 2 September 2015

5 Simple Ways to Let Off Steam

Hey guys! I'm so sorry for being MIA for the past couple of months now, I guess you could say I've been prioritising other stuff and I have completely neglected my blog. I kind of fell out of love with blogging but I'm ready to fall back in love with it again as I could do with an outlet in my life right now.

Do you ever feel just "smothered with life"? For absolutely no reason whatsoever or because of futile things, you can't help but feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. I feel like I've been really negative lately and I hate being like that so I've made a decision to channel my negative energy into positive energy. Still, life wouldn't be life if it wasn't for stresses every now and again and that's completely okay, in fact, it can be slightly pleasing dealing with them. Here are my favourite ways to let off steam when I'm in one of these moods!

1) Music.

I am OBSESSED with music lately. I know that sounds ridiculous because it's something that's always been there and I've always liked it but I guess I've always taken it for granted (a bit like oxygen? *crying with laughter face*) I have literally been overdosing on it like medicine as it just makes me feel SO DAMN GOOD. This sounds so funny I know. I don't even have a favourite genre, anything from country music, to 80s tunes, to rock and reggae, I ain't fussy when it comes to music. There is seriously nothing more satisfying for me then picking a really empowering song and belting it from the top of my lungs, I just feel bad for my neighbours.

2) Dance.

For all the same reasons as my first point, I love bursting my favourite songs so loud and leaping round the room and dancing my stresses and worries away. My favourite kind is contemporary dance as I just get so lost in the music and I find it so invigorating, (oh my God, cringe me later!!!!) I just wish I was good at it, I envy people who can sing and dance SO MUCH. 

3) Writing.

I bought a little book for my bedside table and I've been writing songs to vent my feelings and it's actually really fun. As for blogging, I really want to give it another shot. Even if no one reads this, it helps me as I find writing so therapeutic. 

4) Take a long drive.

Something I only realised the other day when I went to pick up my Dad from the station with my sister was how much I can't wait to drive. We were listening to Taylor Swift on full blast and singing along in the dark and it was just so much fun. I love how no matter how loud you sing, no one can hear you as the car is like a little cavern for just you, your thoughts and banging tunes (and whoever else is in the car obvs). Even if you're not driving for a purpose, if things get too much in one particular place, riding away from that and returning later can make you see things a lot clearer. DISCLAIMER - I DON'T ADVISE DANGEROUS DRIVING THOUGH... BE SAFE ON THE ROADS GUYS.

5) Making.

As simple as it sounds, creating a little project for yourself is really good for taking your mind off of things and giving yourself something to get lost in. It can literally be anything, I recently made a photo collage on my wall of all my favourite people and memories and it makes me feel so happy looking up at it before I go to sleep. Being productive also makes you feel like you have more of a purpose and it's really fulfilling to finish something that has taken time and effort. 

Love Lily xxx