Here we are again, back with day sixteen of the Blogtember blogging challenge organized by the lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love Blog. Blogtember is a fun link up which encourages bloggers to post every day in September using a list of prompts.
Today's prompt: How do you de-stress/take care of yourself?
I have stubbornly high blood pressure honeys, I take medication which helps but I'm aware (after being told off some time ago at my Doctor's office) that I do need to be careful. Unfortunately, things happen at work at times that can be upsetting (ask anyone who works retail) and when this happens I need to have a coping mechanism.
I have a couple of ways to chill, to de-stress and to find my calm place again. Music always helps honeys. Always. As do hugs from Hubby & our furbaby Jade :) Hugs always help. No matter what the problem, a hug is a wonderful way to feel instantly better :)
When I really am stressed though, when I really need to slow my heart rate, when I need to feel calm again, I go upstairs and sit in the middle of our bed and stare at this...
There are no words for how much I adore this canvas. It hangs on the wall in our master bedroom and I've stared at it so often and for so long over the years that it's become my calm place. In my dream life I would love to live by the beach. Just Hubby, Jade & I. In the evenings we'd go for a walk and Jade could play fetch with her ball :)
When I'm stressed I stare at this canvas until I can mentally step into the image, walk down those sand covered steps and sit on the beach, listening to the waves and feeling the salty, sea breeze on my face. It never fails honeys. I adore this canvas.
How do you de-stress and find your calm? Till next time dear ones, huggles always xx