Writing Challenge, Day 16: Combatting Stress
It depends. Usually, if I’m stressed because I’ve procrastinated completing a task, then my first priority is to finish whatever task is at hand. Interestingly enough, I have a tendency of being very productive under intense pressure. In fact, some of my best work in college was completed in a sleep deprived frenzy the night before. I don’t advise making that a regular habit though; probably wasn’t the best for my health.
When under regular stress, however, there are several ways I like to decompress. I love diffusing essential oils (my favorites are lavender, peppermint, and lemon). Listening to jazz and R&B always eases my mind. Long baths, reading, writing, streaming movies, and talking to friends are also winners. But honestly, when I’m really stressed, sometimes I just like to lay in silence. Solitude and sleep go a long way for me. No matter what I choose to do, I always meet stress with relaxation.