16 Things To Do on a Stressful Day

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We all have our fair share of bad days. I mean, being in college is stressful by itself. For the past four years I have been able to collect a list full of things to do when I am feeling sad or stressed out that have totally helped me turn my day around. Also, I just wanted to add friendly reminders that you should do the things you love. Remember, it’s okay to treat yo’self! So, here is the list of 16 things I do to help me on a bad day:

  1. Happy Hour. It literally has the word happy in it. Grab some of your pals and hit the bars.
  2. Sing your heart out. Make sure to channel your inner Beyoncé. Dancing makes it better, too.
  3. Ice cream. My fiancé is really good at telling when I am stressed. He will go and buy me ice cream, every time. My go to: Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy.
  4. Go for a run. Because “endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands… They just don’t.” – Elle Woods
  5. Eat food that makes you happy. This kind of goes with number three but sometimes tacos make you happy.
  6. Talk. Sometimes we just need to vent and get what is off our chest.
  7. Watch a movie by yourself. Indulge in popcorn, M&M’s and a movie of your choice!
  8. Make a list all of the things you need to get done. Then cross off the things that can wait the next day.
  9. Smile. It takes 43 muscles to frown but only takes 17 muscles to smile.
  10. Nap. Best way to hide from things for an hour or two.
  11. Bath time. Don’t forget the bath bomb and wine.
  12. Cuddle a dog (or cat). If you don’t have one, Green Bay has a couple animal shelters where the animals could use some love.
  13. Unplug. Believe it or not, it’s good to step away from social media and text messages. Your phone won’t help you de-stress.
  14. Book a trip. It could be small or big. Planning something gives you something to look forward to. I ran away from school for a week my freshmen year, and I’m glad I did it!
  15. Shopping. Retail therapy can definitely cure the blues.
  16. Cook a meal. Unless you can’t cook, go out to eat.
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16 Things To Do on a Stressful Day

Things I Love… & You Will Too!

Like many women, I have spent a lot of money on health & beauty aids, kitchen gadgets, and every day “helpers”. This is a list of tried and true products, services and web sites you will want to consider,

Web Sites

GWP Addict at http://www.gwpaddict.com/

This site is a source for beauty gifts with purchase. I e

specially like the “Big 3 Bonuses”, which includes Estee Lauder, Lancome and Clinique. If you’re in need of a beauty item, always check out this site to see what you  might be able to snag for free! Many of the web sites often offer free shipping on beauty products. Very rarely do I purchase a beauty item without a “gift with purchase” and free shipping.

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Recent Clinique GWP

Betty Crocker at https://www.bettycrocker.com/betty crocker

Not sure what to have for dinner? Log on to Betty Crocker and click on the “Recipes” tab and enter the ingredients you have on hand. Whola! Instant dinner. This is also a good site for looking up classic recipes and helpful instructions (how to boil an egg so it doesn’t turn out with a green yolk).

Products

Clarisonic face brushes at https://www.clarisonic.com/

I have owned the original Clarisonic face brush since Oprah had it on her “Favorite Things” list in 2007. I have not replaced the battery in 10 years and it still functions perfectly! Since 2007 the company has expanded its line to include multiple products at various price points. Once your use your Clarisonic, you will never go a day without it! By the way, I do not use the Clarisonic products, I use Estee Lauder cleansing products. You can use your favorite cleansing products with these devices.

Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean at https://www.esteelauder.com/product/681/25713/product-catalog/skincare/perfectly-clean/multi-action-foam-cleanserpurifying-mask

I have used the line of “Perfectly Clean” items for years. You can choose products based on your skin type. A regime of Perfectly Clean makeup remover, cleanser, and toner (along with the Clarisonic), will get your face “perfectly clean” and your complexion will be glowing. Estee Lauder discontinued this line of products about two or three years ago and there was an uproar from its consumers. As one consumer wrote on their web site “There are two things you don’t mess with, my kids and my skin care”. Fortunately, Estee Lauder listened to its consumer and I returned after attempting to use several other skin care products which did not compare to the quality and value of this line.

A bottle of the Take it Away makeup revoer and a tube of the cleanser will last you several months, just a bit needed. The toner will last months.

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Method All-Purpose Surface Cleaner in pink grapefruit and antibacterial toilet cleaner

This eco-friendly cleaner cuts grease and grime like no other. It is a non-toxic plant-based product that works well and smells great. You can purchase the item at Target and other stores of the like.

The toilet cleaner in “spearmint” doesn’t smell so great, but its cleaning power is second to none.

Next Week…

Watch for next week’s blog when we cover my favorite digital television service and apps, all at a fraction of the price of cable TV, pricey wireless big brand television subscriptions and the kitchen gadgets worth their investment in gold!

 

Things I Love… & You Will Too!