Weekend Conversations Vol. 4


Happy Friday guys! And boy oh boy, do I need it! Although technically, this weekend is going to be a working weekend as well, no different to the other days of the week – but somehow it still feels different, right?

June and July are always the months for studying and examinations (if you’re a student as well, you probably know!) and this year there seem to be even more than usual. Still, I’ve got some nice little ‚evening treats‘ planned this weekend, with a barbecue today and a picknick, so I’ll be fine. Also: heat wave! Any tips how to deal with that besides standing in the shower all day? So, out of current circumstances, this week’s question:
How do you relax in stressful times?

For me, it’s always different. I admit, very often my way to go is a chocolate bar or other sweeties. I’m sadly not one of the admirable people who go running to clear their head. Maybe one day soon? Another great way to relax I (and my waistline) love is definitely starting a great book – after getting through one of the worst days of this uni semester this week, I treated myself to a few books from the library (I know – life on the wild side) and just spend the evening reading (and actually getting through a whole book – the ocean at the end of the lane – if you’re interested). Other fool-proof relaxations: Getting into my sweatpants, chilling with really good friends, preparing a long and leisurely breakfast before getting ready for the day and cooking.

What about you? What are your favourite strategies to relax in stressful times? Are you one of those „I workout to calm down“ girls? Or a normal cake-eater like me?

Picture by Helena La Petite.


  • Nina
    Juli 7, 2015

    I TOTALLY am the „gimme all the chocolate“-girl, but I’m trying to curb my cravings because I shouldn’t live on sweets right?

    I can’t belive I’m saying this because I’m not a very sporty person, but it’s true that working out works great on stress. I like going to my zumba classes because they are really fun and I just dance like a crazy person for one hour and don’t think about anything else! And I’m so worn out/hungry when I come back home that I can’t think about my problems until the next day! Pilates works great as well, as you have to concentrate on your breath and movements, so you can’t think about anything else during the class!

    Like you, I like reading a good book but it’s been a while since I bought one… Or watching a good movie/series. Sewing or knitting are also very relaxing, and cooking is always great as well! But I’ll admitt that sometimes I just have a good cry and ask my bf for a massage!

    • Hanna
      Juli 7, 2015

      Yes, same about the sweets over here – maybe I should give Zumba another try? I’m still looking for a great studio to do both Zumba and Pilates (that isn’t too expensive). And I would never say no to a massage!

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