This is something that really works for me, I live by plans and lists. Having a schedule that I keep to is a huge stress reducer. Knowing what I'm doing and when I'm supposed to be doing it takes away a lot of the worry and anxiety from social events for me because I have taken the time to think about it.
Take a time out
This could be watching your favourite TV show, going for a run, shutting yourself in a dark room (if that's what you're into). For me, it's running a bath with too many bubbles and settling down with a good book. I dedicated Monday nights to 'me-time' and really feel that it sets me up for the week ahead.
Learn something new
I have recently been teaching myself to cook - and have learnt that I'm pretty damn good at it! Having something to stimulate your brain is essential. It could be anything; a new language, learning to dance or a new sport. It's inspiring and motivating and can boost your confidence insane amounts.
I don't mean dieting, I mean eating good food. Since Stuart and I ditched the frozen crap and started teaching ourselves to cook fresh, I feel incredible. I have noticed a difference in my skin, my attitude, my mood, my sleeping pattern. It is unbelievable how much your diet affects your whole life.
Let it go
Just let it go. It really is that simple. I recently read a quote by a man named Ajahn Chah; There will never be a time when life is simple. There will always be time to practice accepting that. Every moment is a chance to let go and feel peaceful.
And it is. It is so peaceful.