Stress 101

Stress is defined as “A state or mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances”
Finals, test, papers, bill payments, lost earring, loss of a friend or family member. All of these things bring some type of stress either a minor panic or an “Oh my goodness what I am going to do now” stress in your life neither of which is not the good kind of stress – yes good stress does exist here are a few article to about it: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3 -

Personally, I am not the best when it comes to handling stress. When I stress I tend to become really frustrated-as most would I assume- which in turn causes me to stress even more. It’s a never ending cycle for me until I am to complete that task. On the brighter side of all of this I have found different methods to calm me down during and after that helps me get through the stressful time and relax after wards.
When you’re in the middle of a stress whirlwind it is always important to breath. Take a second to take a deep breath and release some of the negative energy and tension that you are holding on too. You may have to do this a couple of times but trust me you will feel better.
Take a break
Sometimes when it all gets too much it’s important that you walk away from whatever the situation and problem is. This is a good way to collect yourself and helps take your mind off the thing that is bothering you.
Listen to music
I feel like I always say listen to music but in reality it is one way to help you distress or forget about something temporarily even if it is just a 20 minute dance part alone in your room.
Write it out
If you are like me you and enjoy writing you would find keeping a journal is something that is a good –therapeutic even- way to let out everything you are thinking or feeling about the subject. Honestly, I feel like sometimes writing out it easier than talking to someone, I’m not saying don’t because sometimes it is good to talk to people but I believe writing is more of a way to express the things you really don’t want to share with other people.
Ask for help
Many people believe that asking for help isn’t a good thing to do but really it is something that you should do especially if you really cannot figure out something that may be important. Asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of, I think of it as something to be proud of because you can say you learned something new.

 (This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily, Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing twice a week on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and Instagram hashtag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!)  Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have Instagram, send a quick email to rebekkarosebeautyxo@gmail.com!)



  1. I love this post T'erica. It's really helpful, I love listening to music when I'm stressed x

  2. Whoop! incorporating your english degree in you posts, love love love!

    Ambra x fridaysarefab.blogspot.com

  3. Such a lovely post T'erica! Nice to hear different people's takes on stress!

    Becca x