1. Wonderful post! I love doing a bit of yoga – makes me feel so much better!

    1. Thanks so much Lauren! os glad you have a go-to way to help you when you need it. Yoga does wonders for so many πŸ™‚

  2. Great post, I have to say. I need to stay implementing some of these wonderful ideas when I get frustrated,

  3. Love this! It’s important to separate yourself from the issue – creating space from your problem will help give you perspective. I love the idea of getting out and walking. My two go-to’s for this is working out and cleaning! It may sound crazy that cleaning makes me feel better, but it gives me a sense of accomplishment, is productive, and helps me burn off anxious energy πŸ™‚ Great post!

  4. Priceless:) It’s important to be able to set ourselves a ‘feel better routine’ – especially in all the digital noise we live in.

  5. Great post! I think we all have days like this when we just have to stop for a moment and do the things that calm us down and give us back the good mood.

  6. I love this!! For me, getting outside definitely helps my environment. Nothing that the great outdoors can’t fix!

  7. The “eleven!” clip is hilarious – the first time when I saw it I thought they were talking German.
    I love my gratitude journal! I don’t write too often, but I love to read it – makes me feel good.

  8. These are great suggestions! My favorite way to relax is to hang out with my dogs. They are always there for me when I need them,.
    They let me vent and they never say the wrong thing πŸ™‚

  9. These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. Sometimes just getting up and changing my environment can help lower my blood pressure. You never know that something so easy can be the thing you need to feel better.

  10. Hugs are the best. And when I don’t have a friend or family member around (and my cats won’t cooperate), I find a bath is often the next best thing.

  11. This is definitely something I should adopt. Stress really gets to me and I have anxiety attacks too. Thanks

  12. This list is perfect. I couldn’t even pick out a favorite. I loved all of your suggestions!

  13. I needed to read this today. I’ve been in a transition between moving out of state, applying for jobs with little luck, and balancing personal relationships but all have sort of boiled down into a huge funk. Daily affirmations, a gratitude journal, and getting out of my apartment for walks are definitely going to be implemented better into my routine. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Thanks for these great ideas, and for the reminder to have a plan in place for stressful days! Getting outdoors and getting some exercise for that adrenaline rush are definitely on my list. I also love the idea of a gratitude journal. When I’m feeling anxious or down, I go back through my old entries, it’s a nice reminder of how many great things I have going on in my life!

  15. Great post! It’s so important for our health to slow down and recognize when stress is taking over. I usually make a call to vent, unplug from technology, hug my kiddos and watch an old show.

  16. The hug, the walk and the laugh are def on the top of my list! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚


  17. Great tips! I love venting and letting everything out. If I don’t have an outlet, it’s more difficult for me to move on

  18. These are great ideas and I use many of them already. Great post!

  19. Simply reading this list made me feel better! So I guess one of my tips to feel better is to write down all the things that make you feel good or that you love doing and re-read that list in times of need. (And probably also do a couple of things off the list.)

    I’ll come back to these ideas here for sure. πŸ™‚

  20. I have never heard about “Feel Better Routine” but I absolutely love the concept and the idea behind it. I think it’s an important part of self-care and I should definitely write down some of the tips you are giving here!

  21. I just love this! Everyone needs a feel better routine. These are such wonderful ideas! I’m going to implement some of these into my routine for sure.

  22. It’s totally important to have a feel better routine! I’ll take my dogs for a long walk and then curl up with a cat, a cup of tea, and a good book when I need to feel better.

  23. These are such awesome tips! Some of my go-to’s: listening to music, sitting down with a cup of tea and a book (which really doesn’t happen very often so when it does, I’m always in a much better head space!), focusing on just having one-on-one time with my daughter and loved ones, and taking some time to work out! Also a huge fan of hugs – they do wonders for the soul πŸ™‚

  24. My techniques include keeping a journal and going outside for fresh air. They work really well with me. Thanks for sharing Yolanda. Great tips.

  25. Great article! I love using a gratitude journal or getting nostalgic with some good music. I definitely want to try out a few more to add to help me reduce my stress and anxiety (especially audible!)

  26. Hugging and journaling are my two go to things whenever I need a pick me up !thanks for sharing.

  27. There is something to be said for a gratitude journal. I have done this and it helps so much for depression and overall well-being.

  28. This post is so helpful, I love it. For me, it definitely has to be a brisk walk, I can start off my walk absolutely furious, and by the time I get home I am completely calm. It just gets everything out for me and puts everything into perspective. Plus it makes you healthier, so you feel better. It’s a total win win!

  29. I love your tips. I also follow some of these tips and I talked about it before for my birthday anxiety feeling πŸ™‚ It is great to know I could apply them when I feel I am overwhelmed in life.

    Thanks for sharing

  30. Yes to all of this! I always feel better after venting to a friend or taking a long relaxing bath. πŸ™‚

  31. I love this !!! Definitely going to implement more of these for my own self care !

  32. I love all of these tips. A bath and a cup of tea (not necessarily together solve everything. I’m a big fan of affirmations, gratitude journalling anything to shift your focus to something more positive.

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