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Thursday, 18 August 2016

How to Resolve Stress & Create a Better You

Everyone has their down days when things just get a bit too much and get the best of us. And don't let that freak you out because it's completely normal! It's just a phase, it's not the end of the world and everyone goes through it.

To be completely honest with you, I had a melt down last week where my emotions got the best of me. I wouldn't say I'm the toughest person, but also not the most sensitive. I'm strong when it comes to my work ethic and being moral with general day-to-day things. There's times when I'm surprised by how determined I can be when I truly believe in something. Little daily hurdles and problems that I face don't often get to me. I'm quite laid back with things like that. Half the time it just goes over my head.

I'd like to explain my emotions as a glass of water. You know, the usual saying you get ... There's only so much I can take before it all gets too much and that's when you see my sensitive side (I get that from my Mum)

Okay so the reason I had a little melt down last week was because my work load got a bit too much for me to handle. Not that I'm complaining about work because I love what I do. I just found myself stressing about what I had to do and I didn't have a clue where to start. I guess that's normal.

So for the day I felt like the world was falling apart, I was a huge failure and I'm never going to get anywhere - I like to think extreme, can you tell? 

It takes me just one day like this to realise that it's no biggie. I get stressed, you get stressed, everyone gets stressed. It's just the matter of how we all handle it;

If I had to give you a trait about myself that I think I'm best at, it's this. I'm always thinking positive no matter what the situation is. You face life situations that you have to get over. You can't change them, that's the whole point of learning and growing up I guess. I remember when I had my first car accident, nothing too huge thank goodness! But at the time, it was the scariest thing I had been through. Thankfully, I only had to replace two tyres on my car which, at the time, was going to cost me my months wages as I was still at college. But you know, these things happen. Until now I'm grateful that I got off lightly. I didn't ruin the body of my car, I wasn't hurt and finally; nobody died! It's good to put things into perspective and remember that things can always be worse.

I've always been one to appreciate everything that's good. After all; you didn't have to get invited to that new blogging event or your Mum didn't have to buy that new dress you said you liked. It's the little things that get me most. I believe that if you appreciate things and are grateful then more things come your way.

Maybe it's not the first thing you want to do off this list, but trust me, I builds your self confidence so much more! I'm always on the go, literally I don't stop. I'll come home from work and jump straight on my laptop blogging. If I'm not doing that then I'm working on my Love Robyn Collection or down the gym. A while back, I spent a few hours on my sofa watching the TV and couldn't believe how guilty I felt all because I hadn't done anything productive. Working hard motivates me to get things done and build my life up to where I want it to be. 

This is a huge tip for myself. I NEED to work out but I struggle to find the time. What I've always tried to do is go every night. Well it doesn't happen. Instead what I'm going to do is manage my time a whole lot better. I'm going to set myself a goal of going to the gym 3 times a week just to start off with. I'll give myself certain days which I need to go and stick to that for a while. Once I start seeing my results it will motivate me to add on another day. Things don't have to happen straight away, most things happen gradually.

This is one of the most important things for me. I struggle to have me time because of the above and being busy. When I was in college, the idea of having me time was cleaning my bedroom out (most people love watching TV or reading books) Not me. I still like to be productive in some way, shape or form. I love to declutter and get rid of things I haven't used for a while. I use to do this every Sunday afternoon which set me up for the week. What's your favourite thing to do?

Everyone gets stressed out from time to time, it's just the way of life. The most important thing is how you pick yourself up and move on from it. These are just a few things that work for me.

Outfit Details

Blue Knotted Haiband : My Kitsch
Blue Off the Shoulder Dress : LaSula Boutique (similar)

Photography by Ellie Ratcliffe

Love Robyn xxx


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