Lately I have been extremely stressed out and not the good kind of stress. There are a number of reasons for this and some I will blog about later, but for right now, I just want to focus on the stress, not on what the stress is about.
It needs to be said that I do not handle stress well. I tent to be a worrier and naturally anxious anyways, so when more stress comes my way and turns into something longer lasting than a week or two, I have a difficult time coping. Since I know this is a problem, I have been working on various techniques to help me combat stress. As a busy mom of 3, finding the time to de-stress can be really hard! Sometimes when I do find the time, I’m either to tired to do anything, or I just plain don’t know what to do other than having a bubble bath. After a while, there are only so many bubble baths one can have.
Having a lack of stress relief techniques was really bothersome to me so I decided to do what creative people like myself like to do and make a craft out of it, and it was a great idea. Not only did I learn a whole bunch of stress relief techniques, but I also now have them at my fingertips!
I adapted this idea from my Date Night Jar (another post for another time). The date night jar, as seen on my date night pinterest board, is a great way to have tons of date night options. I wanted the same thing for all the stress relief I am needing. So when the time does come my way, I can pull out a little idea and do it, or put it back and find another idea. This is also awesome because I don’t have
spend waste that time searching for the right thing to do.
What you need:
- a jar or container with a lid
- printable list of stress relief techniques (or write out your own)
- cutesy embellishments (this is a craft after all!)
- Optional: vinyl wording to adorn your jar
Put it Together:
1. Wash your jar with window cleaner and dry to prep for applying vinyl and embellishments.
2. Apply vinyl and other embellishments of your taste.
3. Print or Write out your stress relief techniques and cut into individual techniques.
4. Stuff all you techniques into the jar and pull out as needed!
Below is the printable list of stress relief techniques that I have compiled.
I hope this helps you as much as me! If you have any stress relievers that work for you, please leave them in the comments! I am always looking for more ideas.