There are a few go to things that I like to do when I get stressed out that usually works

  • The Doctor Who episode The Snowmen. Especially when Clara jumps up and catches the ladder, climbs up and sees the Tardis, and then the following scene where she wakes up the next day. I adore Clara ‘Oswin’ Oswald!
  • This Disney soundtrack. Especially when there is a potentially stressful situation I like to put it on. It helps me to stay calm and relaxed.
  • I have a playlist of relaxing and happy songs that I listen to non-stop and on repeat when I’m on my computer working.
  • Especially the Clara theme from Doctor Who soundtrack. I like to ‘sing’ it to myself when I can’t listen to it.
  • A nice walk. Fortunately I live in an area with lots of forest walks.
  • Chocolate! (of course)
  • Light by Coco’s videos.
  • Long hugs.
  • Some tumblrs: Dailydoseofstuf, An early morning walk, Delta Breezes, and my own, tobestuckinthepadorica.
  • Asking for help.
  • Decluttering and organising helps to calm me down.
  • Keeping it tidy



me myself and stress

One of the major reasons why I want to live a simpler life is to reduce stress. I do not handle stress well. Quite the opposite. And the past few weeks has been horrible.

Not that anything particularily stresfull has happened or that I have had a lot on my plate but anything and everything can set me off and I get anxiety, my heart races, I get very very sad and cry for no real reason. I is awful .

So maybe if I write about it and the things that ‘trigger’ me it can help me to figure out how to handle it better. Cause I’m tired to be ruled by my stress.