(Closed) What do you do to de-stress?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I treat myself to a day at the spa with a friend or Fiance. There’s a place where I live, it’s a scandinavian spa, with outdoor baths. It’s VERY relaxing. I also get a massage at the same time, and it relieves all the tensions in my back. 

I also have a hot chocolate or non caffeine tea before bed to help me go to sleep. I have trouble sleeping when i’m stressed out.

Try and do some light exercise, no need to do very intense workouts at the gym, just a 20 minute walk can help if you’re feeling too tired to exercise.

Post # 17
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Grooms home!

I second the yoga. 

and the bubble baths. bath and body works makes an amazing aromatherapy line. The stress relief ones are amaaaazing. I use the pillow spray before I go to bed and the scent clears my mind and is very calming! 

Post # 18
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’ll usually make plans to grab dinner with someone and get a glass of wine, or I’ll read a book and take a bath

Post # 19
2111 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m just going to leave this here.

Post # 20
865 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Long baths, especially with nice-smelling bath salts, baking, watching a favorite funny moving, snuggling my cats, taking a walk with my husband… These things all help me with stress. 

Post # 21
146 posts
Blushing bee

Running helps me.  If that’s not your thing any cardio is key!  Yes it sucks when you’re tired. Sometimes I’m yawning as I step on but it’s true it GIVES you energy.  Also, running just helps me kill anxiety but sweating it out and the key is great music!  You must have jams on.  🙂 

its sorta like dancing it out because I run to the beat. 

Always feel 100 times better after a good run.  

Post # 22
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

The following have all helped me de-stress at some point:


A nice looong walk

Ice cream

A nap

Venting to a close friend 


Post # 23
2557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

WINE, walks, cuddle my cat and/or husband, read, manicure, watch a tv show I’ve seen literally 50 times now (Bob’s Burgers), eat a comfort food (pasta, usually), sleep, paint, be intimate and/or flirty w/ hubby. 

Post # 24
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I shower! Some people like to take long bubble baths, but I don’t like baths at all, so I take a super long, hot shower with some nice music playing. 

I have also been known to do a little retail therapy when I’m stressed. Doesn’t have to be anything big, but a new book or something sparkly makes me feel a little better.

Post # 26
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve been there! What helped:

Venting in therapy, sex, going out for drinks with friends, calling my parents, yoga, going for a long walk/hike/run in the park (I think getting out in nature really helps), turning off my phone, going to bed really early and getting a good night’s sleep, Klonopin.

Post # 27
1162 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I shoot trap.  🙂 

Post # 28
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Come on the Bee and immerse yourself in all things pretty.

Watch funny shows/movies. 

Get frisky with yourself if you know what I mean. Lol! 😉

Post # 29
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hitting the gym for a nice long run!

Post # 30
1094 posts
Bumble bee

I curl up with my cats and a book

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