3 Stress Relievers For The Outstanding Achiever

3 Stress Relievers For The Outstanding Achiever

I bet not doing work right now is stressing you out.

As a person who gets stressed really easily, I always try to find ways to find some release. Sometimes, I just end up stressing myself even more. Throughout the years, I've come to realize stress is part of my daily life. I have gray hairs already. No matter what I try to do, I always end up even more stressed out. Even after I have done all of my homework.

Kim Kardashian's crying is how I feel on the inside every time, even while you read this, dear reader.

However, sometimes it is hard to find some peace. Probably, when you feel like you're relaxed, you just get this burst of anxiety that makes you feel like you should be doing something but you don't know what. This, ironically, leads to more stress. And maybe, like me, you do nothing about it and get more stressed.

Yet, you still smile at yourself for how lazy you can be most of the time.

The world is a stress machine, and its stress-fumes are tangible in the polluted air. Honestly, sometimes I just wish I was dead. Death isn't the answer to everything, though. But, being the nice person I am, I decided to tell you some of my not-so-functional secrets.

1. Color

This is a picture from the adult coloring book that I was given for my birthday. Honestly, this thing is like a blessing from God himself.

Also, going to this book when I have the smallest of free time to color is the best thing ever. It is so relaxing, but at times it can get annoying. Why, you wonder? Well, it gets annoying because coloring that shit takes a long ass time. I still haven't finished the first drawing. Nevertheless, whenever I get to it, I feel like a little kid with no worries in the world.

2. Shake your ass

To be honest, lately, most of my mental breakdowns end up with me dancing and crying at the same time. But after dancing and crying, I end up feeling a little bit more...refreshed.

I'm not saying to dance while having a mental breakdown. What I mean is, get out of your chair, stand in front of a mirror and dance to whatever it is you're listening. Dance like nobody cute is looking at you for a cool five minutes. In the end, you'll feel so much better.

Most of the time, I play Britney Spears and try to literally shake my ass to her. It works, but then I cringe at myself and decide that I should work instead.

3. Shleep

Sleeping for 14 hours is so refreshing. But have you ever had a power nap? Now those are the best, and they also help you clear your mind. Sometimes, I just close my eyes and, twenty minutes later, I open them and feel twenty years younger. (News flash, I'm nineteen.)

A part of me feels energetic, ready to take on the world and turn my homework to dust. And it helps. A power nap could range from fifteen to forty minutes. If I go beyond the forty-minute mark, I ain't waking up for another three or six hours. That's the only problem about power naps, sometimes you just don't want to wake up and you give in.

Following this three tips doesn't guarantee a stress-free life, it just helps you go around with it. That's what it does with me, or so I like to think. Sometimes, I'm good at fooling myself.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.

Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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My Love-Hate Relationship with Starbucks

This is my oh so wonderful experience at Starbucks during the week of midterms.


When I usually go to Starbucks, I typically get the same type of drinks: carmel macchiato, chai tea latte, chestnut praline chai tea latte (which sadly is only a holiday drink), or a shaken black tea lemonade with light ice. However, sometimes a person just gets bored drinking the same three drinks over and over, so I thought, "Hey! lets get out of our comfort zone here pal and try something new." So I did I walked my tired stressed out self to Starbucks 10 minutes before my next class and ordered a tall cinnamon shortbread latte, I mean the description and other peoples comments about it made it sound super good.


As I was waiting for my drink I noticed that one of the baristas was having some issues with some type of syrup, but I thought that they would refill it and then add what they need, and that one probably wasn't even mine. When they did that, I saw them get a new jug of syrup and I went back onto my phone and to try and plan how I was going to get through this midterms week.

Quick info about midterms: everyone is dead, and everyone is stressed. Us college students literally live off of caffeine during midterms week. If you're lucky like me you are at school from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., so the caffeine is really needed.


Now soon after I saw the new jug come, my name was called. I grabbed my drink and walked like the walking zombie I was to my next class. I went in for my first drink I was so excited to have this sweet taste of vanilla, cinnamon and coffee...but what I got was the opposite. It literally tasted like a very burnt somewhat coffee and cinnamon edible without the marijuana affects, or for the non-edible people, a very bad tasting cookie that was missing all the sugar. I was not a happy camper one bit, but I was going to drink it anyway because I payed $4 for this coffee. I struggled drinking this during my writing class because it tasted terrible, but then out of no where I got this hit of sweet — I was drinking the sweet vanilla and the sweet cinnamon part of my drink minus the majority of the coffee since I was 3/4 done with the drink. I was seriously crying on the inside because I didn't get to enjoy this drink the way I needed.


Then the realization hit me: 1. They probably didn't add in the missing parts of the syrup once it got refilled since they suddenly got busy. 2. They did not stir that drink one bit because all the syrup was literally at the bottom of the cup. If they did these, then the problem wouldn't have happened.

This is not the first time this has happened to me having all the syrup at the bottom of the cup at a Starbucks. Its not like I am able to swish it around myself because it is full to the top and I don't want hot coffee poured or splashed on my hand. Also, most people are on-the-go while they are drinking their coffee or doing other things. I have only had this issue at Starbucks and never at any other place have I had this issue like Anthem Coffee.

So can Starbucks just agree to always mix their drinks? So that the zombie college kids during midterms have good coffee to keep them alive?


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