Tagged: Mental Health

Beautiful Sadness

Behind the dimpled smile

Past the contagious laughter

A flicker of sadness rests in her eyes.

Anxiety agitates her stomach

Stress dances on her spine

Pride won’t show it

Alone, she cries.

Fear and worry flow hot

Down her cheeks.

Weight slowly lifting

From her burdened shoulders.

A beautiful sadness revealed

A dimpled smile and contagious laughter.

But no amount of tears

Can remove that flicker of sadness from her eyes.

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Thankful: Stress Relievers #XD31

English: Effects of stress on the body.

English: Effects of stress on the body. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stress wrecks havoc on my body. When I was in college, I would get walking pneumonia once a year. It sucked. Stress, lack of sleep, and bad eating habits broke down my immune system. It was miserable. When I graduated in 2009, I realized that I needed to find coping mechanisms to deal with stress before it takes over.

Here are a few things that help to relieve stress:

Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Body Wash

Bath and Body Works (BBW) has these AWESOME stress relief body washes from their aromatherapy line  that comes in soothing scents such as eucalyptus spearmint, eucalyptus tea, and vanilla verbena. I don’t know what BBW puts in these washes, but as soon as I apply the product, whatever was stressing me has washed away.

Writing

Of course I would say writing, right? Guilty.

Sleep

A nap can do me a world of good. Seriously.

Honey Chamomile Tea

A hot cup of honey chamomile tea feels like a soothing hug. Goodbye stress, hello calm.

How do you relieve stress? Sharing is caring you know.