5 Ways To Deal With Stress Instead Of Curling Up In A Ball

As you get older it’s impossible to not stress about relationships, finances, and life in general. Stress it seems, is part of life and you can either learn to manage it or curl up in a ball and let life pass you by. Even though sometimes I want to do the latter, I put on my big girl pants and try to not stress. As stress can come from anything and everything, managing stress also comes in various forms. What causes stress for one person won’t be the same for everyone. I can say that as I’ve gotten older, I know my stress triggers and have found a few methods that don’t involve curling up in a ball.

 

Music

Blasting obscenities or smooth relaxing beats, its your prerogative. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love music, so put on your headphones and let the music wash away the stress.

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Take A Nap

Fifteen minutes or thirty minutes, it’s all good.

Let me tell you a secret, sleep can work wonders. Grab your pillow, grab your blanket because you’re going nap away that stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Games

Ok, I admit that I find killing aliens with plasma guns very cathartic. If you’re like me and find letting some aggression out helps with stress, get the Xbox and pop in some Halo for an hour of alien butt-kicking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Good Book

When I’m feeling the all too familiar tingle of stress, I immediately reach for one of the thousands of books littered around my house. I’m kidding, I don’t have thousands of books, more like hundreds. While I may or may not be kidding, reading is a great stress reliever as your mind is focused on reading every word and sooner than you know it you’re transported into the story.

 

 

 

 

 

Baking

Or cooking, your choice.

Not everyone is great in the kitchen and baking may not be your forte, but give it a try. If you’re a kitchen newbie, follow a basic box recipe like chocolate chip cookies, it’s hard to mess up. Just like the saying, “it’s not about the destination but the journey,” so is baking. Keeping your hands and mind busy on the task at hand has a great calming effect. Plus, you get to eat what you made, so it’s a win-win situation.

All This

There was only ever me and you

I took a chance on you

Feelings that I knew were true

No other girl will be coming even after you

Wishing that you saw it too, no choice

Gotta change your voice

Please, girl let me love you

Tear down those walls for you

Got ways to make you stay, always lookin for the best for you

Wish that she’d see all this too

No matter if she leaves I’ll always follow

That’s why I gotta show her all my love she’ll know she has a home in me

But no, no

No you won’t find love even after all this

No you won’t find love even after all this, all this

Let’s go back.

I use to lay with you, go to the bay with you

Have good lovin, God damn

How we stayed together through the pain together

Loved calling me your man

Past come calling and you freak

Something wrong

Tears rolling in your eyes

You were blue, times a change

Times a change, pain exchanged

You know I know how to make you better

I was always better, let you know it

Girl, but I’m thinkin it too late

Let you run away

And no, no

No you won’t find love even after all this

No you won’t find love even after all this

All Alone

You know how a song gets stuck in your head? well, “in common” by Alicia keys got stuck in my head and I decided to write to the song. this “poem” roughly follows the song with a different theme and it’s not word for word. writing this, I realized I write to a lot of songs. I find it very cathartic and may start posting more under a “song” category.

You said that I’d be alright

But it’s been some years

and  you’re not in sight

Goodbyes always end in tears

I hear your voice day and night

Where are you, where are you, where did you up and go?

What am I, what am I, what am I gonna do?

How am I, how am I suppose to live life too?

We had only just begun

We were alright, me and you

We had only just begun

We were alright, me and you

Why did you have to leave me alone?

You wanna live your life all alone?

Now you’re left all on your own

I must be dead and gone too

Me and you would always fight

Crashing yells tearing from my mouth

Sweet kisses now we’re so tight

Never thought that this would go south

Now, now maybe I can finally get better

What am I saying? It’s all lies

I know that you won’t be back

I’m all alone until I die.

Title

From time

Falling

Why don’t we fall in love

Work,

Work for it

Apparently,

Nobody’s perfect

Sex with me

Child’s play

In Common

“Who wants to love somebody like me? You want to love somebody like me. If you could love somebody like me you must be messed up too.”

                                                                                       –In Common(Alicia Keys)