Emergency De-Stressing Kit

We have a convention coming up at work this weekend and I've been getting migraines up the wazoo. Poor Brian has been seeing me get stressed out a lot lately and was nice enough to cook me dinner when I had a particularly rough night and wanted to snuggle up. 
That said, when I needed my alone time to stew in my stress alone I pulled out my "Emergency De-Stressing Kit" - my handy kit for when life gets me down. I think everyone should have a de-stressing kit of some sort on hand as well (just in case you have a rough week like I did). Here's what my kit consists of:

  • Something to munch on: I love tart and sour candy. I can eat sour Starburst all day, every day! I keep a bag of Sour Punch Straws and the like on hand because that's probably the first thing I'm going to reach for when I've had a stressful day.
  • A guilty pleasure: Next on my list is something to take my mind off of things aka a bad movie/tv show/book. Lately, The Bachelor has been my guilty pleasure (sidebar: who else is excited for Rachel to be the next Bachelorette??) I've also been known to watch Bridget Jones' Diary on repeat as well. Finally, I never grew out of venting in a journal since my angsty teenage years but I find it a bit therapeutic (albeit embarrassing when I read back). 
  • Something cozy: The easiest way to get myself into a more relaxed mindset is to surround myself with comfy and cozy items. This means warm socks, nice-smelling candles, a warm blanket, and my pretty sleep mask. 
  • A treat: I like to keep a bit of cash handy so that I can treat myself to something small yet frivolous. Maybe I'll get myself a new nail polish I don't need, or more snacks. It's nice to treat yourself once in a while.
What do you do to de-stress?


  1. Totally agreed. Eating some yummy junk food and binge watching Friends is my way to de stress after a not so great day :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  2. Guilty pleasures and cozy things are definitely on my list!

  3. I usually like to eat my feelings, too - so I like this idea! Hopefully things settle down soon for you.

    Something About That

  4. Haha so cute! I definitely want a little something sweet when I'm stressed.

  5. This is such a great idea- love this, lady!
    Hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. This is a great idea! :) I find I crave snacks and just wanting to kick back and watch netflix on a stressful day, I think having a little pack setup to grab when times are really tough is a wonderful idea, makes things easier! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. Candy is my go-to as well! I hope you're feeling better and that the convention went well!

  8. Trash TV is my guilty pleasure too -- so excited for Rachel but why did ABC spoil it?? And when that doesn't do it, WINE!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance


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