Life is so Much Easier When You Just Chill Out

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Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

I have a few habits which result in me “stressing out” far too often. I take on too much, I am a perfectionist and I don’t enjoy having a lot on my to-do list. As as result, I find that I am always “on” and need to take some actions to keep me balanced.  In today’s blog post I am going to share Bella’s seven ways to chill out after a stressful week.

1 – Get Moving!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

When you are stressed, sometimes exercise is the last thing on your mind. I find that exercise, especially running, totally really relaxes me. I don’t know if it is the rhythm, the time to think or the fresh air…but it totally works at de-stressing me. The bonus is that it also energizes me, allowing me to get more done in a day.

If you are too tired for that much activity, stretching is also very helpful for relieving stress, too.  ๐Ÿ™‚

2 – You are my Cup of Tea!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

Tea is my comfort drink. It is the one thing that I can drink day after day and never get tired of it. In the summer months I go for a iced cold brew tea with lemon and in the cooler months, a nice cup of Earl Grey with milk makes me pretty happy.  Sitting down with a cup of tea (whether cold or warm), really relaxes me.

There are so many great teas that taste so good and even have benefits to them! What is your favourite tea?

Oh girl, you gotta just chill out for like two seconds!  ๐Ÿ™‚

3 – Oil Up, Buttercup!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

I use essential oils all the time. My favourite essential oils are citrus based because I find that they not only calm me, but make me feel energized and happy.  A peppermint and eucalyptus oil mix is amazing at relieving headaches and de-stressing.  In the evening I diffuse oils in my bedroom and they not only make my room smell great, but they also help me sleep better.

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

4 – A Scoop of Happiness!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

It is always ice-cream o’clock somewhere!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

Sometimes the day just calls for ice cream. My favorite flavour is Hรคagen-Dazsยฎ Butter Pecan and I just adore the sweet, nutty flavour it has.  โค  Ice cream is an indulgent treat that you can enjoy and forget about what is causing you stress. Make sure you enjoy responsibly and don’t over indulge!

It is a good idea to keep a pint (or three) on hand at all times.   I know it is not proper, but I claim the pint as my own by eating straight out of it. I can’t be the only one that does this! I find that it keeps my brother from eating it all before I get it.   ๐Ÿ™‚ What is your favourite flavour of Hรคagen-Dazs ice cream?

5 – Escape with a Movie!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

There is no better way to escape than to watch a movie!  Whether it is a comedy, drama or thriller, movies have a way to making you forget what is stressing you out. I hands-down prefer to watch a movie at home instead of in the theater. I enjoy wearing my comfy clothes, curling up in my favourite blanket and decompressing.

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

Right now you can get a free movie night from Redboxยฎ when you buy any two Hรคagen-Dazs products at your local Walmart. You just buy two Hรคagen-Dazs products, text โ€œRedboxโ€ to 35350 and submit your receipt. Then…you can enjoy a free movie with the promo code provided!  I โค free stuff!

6 – Don’t Agonize, Organize!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

This may sound absolutely crazy, but planning and organizing really relaxes me and helps me to chill out. One of my favourite activities is to spend time on Pinterest browsing, pinning and organizing my boards.  Who needs therapy when you can organize instead?  ๐Ÿ™‚

7 – Because You Deserve it!

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

Lastly, sometimes you need to pamper yourself a bit. You will find that you really need to take care of yourself first, especially when you have had a stressful and hectic week. Giving myself a manicure or pedicure is a great way for me to focus on me. I find that when I am stressed I will pick at my cuticles, but if I have a fresh manicure I don’t do it…so I am painting my nails all the time to save my cuticles!

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.

There you have it…Bella’s seven ways to chill out after a stressful week.  Try one or try them all. Success is guaranteed. To be prepared for your next stressful week, don’t forget to pick up a pint of Hรคagen-Dazs ice cream and everything else you will need to chill out at your local Walmart store.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Seven Ways to Chill Out After a Stressful Day

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  • Marta Nightingale

    Nice ideas ๐Ÿ™‚ I also use physical activity mixed with ice-cream and a good movie when I’m stressed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Personally I try my BEST to avoid stress and being the Mother to an active and kid with his own 9 year old mind, and business owner at times stress just jumps out. But, I have learned that 1. Stress makes you old and unhealthy. Much like your list I find that riding my bike, and being active DOES to de-stress and relax. I’m.also a Christian, and it took a long time for me to be able to pray and just leave it with God. But my stars, do I feel 100% lighter.

    Lol, I try not to depend on ice cream, I have a friend who use to do that, and we’ll let’s just say she’s working of 30 lbs.

    I did enjoy this piece. ?

  • Martina Williams

    That’s so cool that you are able to get a free movie rental when you buy ice cream. That’s like the perfect summer snack for a movie. I am preparing a movie night next weekend for my friends, you gave some cool idea in your post for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love this ice cream! I recently tried Butter Pecan, too, and it was my favorite. Such a delicious flavor! A redbox movie is a great way to just chill out!

  • Great tips! I find that exercising always helps me calm down, too.


  • Leslie Nichole

    This sounds like a great time to me! I plan on doing a little.of it on Saturday. That’s my favorite ice cream, I love it!

  • GutGeek

    Oh! my latest post also shares some chillax moments. As I always say,LIFE must GO ON! :-p Great article here…more more ๐Ÿ™‚

  • rileyjoblog

    Haha I love the title of this post and all of the tips! I need to chill out like, all the time.

  • Yum! I absolutely adore Haagen Dazs ice cream and I definitely like a little ice cream after a long day. Working out is another great way to chill out!

    • working out is my favourite then i don’t feel so bad when i eat the ice cream lol!

  • Whitney H

    Yes!! Ice cream is always necessary for stressful days.

  • Candy Kage

    Any and all of these would work to de-stress and relax. I’m afraid ice cream would always be a choice.

  • Pam

    I love that Good Morning mug! It’s so bright and cheery. I also love Haagen Das ice cream. Yum!

  • Love this post, Bella. I love to do yoga, meditate, read a book or go for a walk when I am stressed – though I in general try NOT to be stressed but sometimes life just happens and you can’t help getting stressed. Ice cream is for sure a winner too! Or a glass of wine ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Haha yes that truly is a scoop of happiness. My favourite way to chill is to watch crap reality telly and eat loads of junk food.

  • Jeanette

    Thinking I love the idea of eating ice cream when I’m stressed out LOL. But seriously I do exercise and at times eat ice cream also. I do sort of a mixed bag of whatever seems to relieve my stress sometimes it’s just drawing and painting.

  • So cute!

  • These are perfect tips for relaxing! And I did pretty much all of these this weekend, with an added bubble bath!
    Jasmine /

    • Thank you Jasmine, I totally forgot about a bubble bath lol… our hot water thank is so old that it doesn’t ever fill up our bath tub!!! so as much as i would love a bath i usually just shower haha

  • linda spiker

    Love the Haagen Daaz tip. I must be the most relaxed person ever lol.

  • Cathy McInnes

    Love these 7 ways that you take a moment for yourself! {client}

  • There are some great tips here to help one get relaxed. I usually go for a workout and then maybe a bubble bath with a glass of wine.

  • Thank you for sharing

    xo, Monique | itsmonique

  • Sabrina Barbante

    Thank you Bella for your tips! I’m quite stressed up right nor and I’ll go and eat an ice cream! ? I also live lavender essential oil, mainly in the house.

    • Ive heard that lavender smells so good, I gotta try it!! Thank you for stopping by

  • Jen of Belle de Couture

    Awesome post — you are too cute! This makes me want butter pecan icecream now — just added it to my grocery list haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • What a great blog post! Life is great if you just learn to chill. BTW I โค๏ธ Butter Pecan ice cream

  • All of these are my favorites when I get stressed out!! I don’t know what I did before Redbox, it’s the perfect way to chill out after kids go to bed!

  • Elena Toma

    You have an amazing smile! That ice cream looks very sinful to me. For me dark chocolate, yoga and lavender oil work great against stressful moments.

  • Michelle Connelly Walker

    Ice cream and movies!! Or Netflix!!! The best advice ever!!

  • Samantha

    I love your tips for de-stressing! Good ice cream is definitely a guilty pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ice cream is such a de stressor. All these are great tips ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ruthie Ridley

    The PERFECT De-stressing tips! You are my kinda girl! Loved this post!!!!

  • Butter pecan is my favorite ice cream and it has to be Hรคagen-Dazs lol

  • Rachel Golden

    I love these destressing tips! I’m always organizing when I’m stressed. I always feel better when I have a game plan moving forward. If I’m unorganized I’m so much more stressed! I like running, too, but in the heat of the summer its so much harder to motivate myself.

  • Neely

    This post is perfect! It can be so hard to just relax

  • Nothing quite better than HD butter pecan. I love your tips – we could all use de-stressing!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Great tips!! A great way to just de-stress and relax!

    Amazing!! This look is just perfect!

    Adi xx

  • Love these ideas! My bf would just go straight to the ice cream – HG Dulce de Leche!

  • Jeanine @

    love these ideas! especially the ice cream! I am always looking forward to new ways to de-stress and wind down!

  • Chrishelle Ebner

    I need to practice this post. It is so easy to get overwhelmed between family, work, and blogging. Thanks for reminding me to take care of myself. Haagen Dazs is definitely a good treat.

  • What great ideas, I agree life is simply easier when we chill out. I have three kids, so chilling out doesn’t happen often, usually two weekends a month ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s great to just chill! And ice cream makes it better ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Aww well your kids are super cute, you can chill out with them!! Thank you for stopping by brandy

  • mckenna bleu

    I love essentail oils! I want to try the citrus one!

  • Sarah Mac

    Love these ideas, I agree everyone does need to chill out sometimes. Although, I’m more of a ben&jerrys girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sisters and Glitters

    Great tips, oh and that ice cream look so good, I love ice cream and the Hageen-dazs are so good! xo, Sophia from

  • These are some of the best ways to relax. I do really like Haagen-Dazs ice cream!

  • These are great tips! It’s funny how organizing can calm, but I’m the exact same way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Love these relax and chill tips! I just started the Whole30 program today and am dying to have these sweet treats! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  • Ashley

    These are all great tips! I definitely love indulging in some ice cream when I’m stressed!

    xo Ashley

  • Life is about learning to enjoy the moments and just chill. I love Haagen Daz because of its premium taste and flavor.

  • Hahaha stressed spelled backwards is desserts, that’s cute! LOVE haagen daz!

    xoxo, Sam |

  • Love these ways to chill out! I mean, how can you not when it’s all about pampering and improving yourself. I love eating ice cream when I’m stressed out and it’s even more awesome when you pair it with a movie you’ve been wanting to see.

  • Miss ALK

    Who doesn’t love ice cream and movies?! Such a fun post!

    xoxo A

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These are all great ideas for de-stressing. I do know that exercise even if you don’t feel like it can help to lessen the stress. Eating ice cream can indeed help too. Thanks for sharing the list.

  • Jessica

    Reading this will make you pause for a bit and appreciate how life could be amazing thru small things. I am trying to move as much as I can now and I do love organizing too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Exercise totally helps me to de stress! And ice cream. Lots of ice cream.

  • Clare Speer

    I love this “don’t agonize, organize”! So true – but love your little splashes of splurges – for sure ice cream unfortunately is at the top of my list! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Love taking a breath of fresh air and getting out and watching a good movie – preferably a funny movie when I really really need a good break!

  • This is my faaaaavorite ice cream! Their coffee is amazing!

  • I love a nice cup of tea and redbox night! And who doesn’t love a little ice cream?!

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  • Adriana

    I LOVE nothing more than Haagen-Dazs ice creams! THey’re THE best after a long week – I love your tips so much!! Organizing my Pinterest is so relaxing for me too haha!! : ) -Lynzy

  • These are perfect tips for relaxing! Ice cream is always a great idea!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ahhhhh nothing better than an ice cream and movie night! I need one of those in my life!

  • So much goodness in this post. Also Haagen Daas is amazing. Seriously. They have a flavor I’m obsessed with… What was it… It had Brazilian chocolate. YUM!

  • Cat

    My solution to being stressed = ice cream!

  • Ice cream and netflix fix all the problems haha. This post makes smile. x

  • Merisa Ferrell

    Great tips! I’m down for anything that involves Haagen Daas! haha xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  • Aileen (Aileen Cooks)

    I actually have a sign on my kitchen wall that says stressed spelled backwards is desserts. I completely agree. You gotta treat yourself right!


    Grabbing some ice cream and watching a movie sounds so good right now. I just may do that.

  • When I`m “stressed” out, I find #1 & #2 helpful. I often like to go on walks and just look around. It helps me stop overthinking and worrying about things.

  • Such awesome tips! I really want to start using more essential oils, I tried out one and fell in love with how relaxing it was!

    • Essential oils are great, I use them everyday!! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Nadia

    Such fab tips, sweetie! My hubby LOVES Haagen-Dazs! Well, actually, it’s more like a huuuuuge obsession of his lol. Great photos, girlie. And yumm! That ice-cream flavour sounds like something even I would enjoy (not too big on ice-cream, can you imagine) <3
    xox Nadia

  • These are awesome tips! I need to remember to spoil myself (and eat ice cream!!) from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Great tips. I would actually try to do all of these things at once!

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    Great tips! I love my oils as well! And of course you can never go wrong with some Ice Cream.

  • I want some ice cream. I don’t care much of the oil at this moment, only i-c-e- c-r-e-a-m ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I’ve been finding myself pretty stressed amd over wheel lately, so this post came at a great time! Organizing is something that helps me de-stress too. There’s just something about having things be in their right place.