Daily Dose of Design: 4 Simple Ways to Relieve Daily Stress

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

4 Simple Ways to Relieve Daily Stress

Thank you to PRIMP and ZAPZYT for sponsoring today's post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Our daily lives can be stressful - from working hard to enjoying your daily life and finding the balance between it all, there's not always a clear-cut happy medium. I love my job and am so grateful for it, but there's always stressful moments! I've always been a firm believer in doing what you love and focusing on what's important to you, but on those stressful days there has to be a way to get through and keep your eye on the prize. These four tips are my daily fixes to any amount of stress I'm dealing with:

1. Don't over do it. I know all too well how easy it can be to try and cram everything on your to-do list into one day or one short period of time. It's so satisfying getting everything crossed off your list, but I know I'm not the only one who constantly is overloading themselves! I tend to make one big to-do list, and then I'll break it down into the order of importance and sometimes into two or three days worth of tasks. It's so easy to get overwhelmed and completely stress yourself out with one long list, so making sure you don't over do it is so important and a great way to relieve stress. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, I'll open up my planner and look at my list and figure out what can be moved around; I always feel better when I realize that I can move things around to not completely overwhelm myself in one short time period!

2. Treat yo'self! Whether it's shopping, going for a jog or to the gym, getting a mani/pedi or anything else that you truly enjoy doing - do it often. Don't feel like you shouldn't or can't, it's for REAL so necessary! Most especially on a day that you're feeling stressed to the max, doing something you love that also relaxes you makes such a difference in what WAS a stress filled day.

It's no secret that I love to shop (probably a little too much ;) so when I feel overwhelmed and can take a break from whatever is on my list, I'll take a trip to the mall or Target (I mean nothing like spending an unnecessary $200 at Target to make you feel better, right?! Ha!) or go get my nails and toes done. I love to shop, but I really love a good pedicure!

3. Have a great skincare routine. So let's talk skincare. I have a routine for every morning and every evening, and I try to do a face mask twice a week. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's having and maintaining a great skincare routine that works for me and my skin! Whenever I'm seriously stressing I love a good face mask to relax me. But sometimes, stress wins and nothing is worse than a stress pimple. I've always been so fortunate to have clear skin (thank you genetics!) but like everyone else in the world, I get the occasional annoying pimple. That's where my new favorite addition to my skincare routine comes in, and that's ZAPZYT.


ZAPZYT has the best products when it comes to stress breakouts *and* helping to prevent stress breakouts! They have four products you can use to help prevent and treat the problem zit:


ZAPZYT Pore Clearing Scrub: this is one of the best face scrubs I've ever used! Whenever I feel a mini breakout coming on or whenever I'm feeling extra stressed, I wash my face with this and it most *definitely* helps. This scrub is made with wax microbes, which are meant to help clean your pores out from anything clogging them. I love the scent and it makes your face feel super fresh and clean which is the best part! I've started to use it beyond when I'm feeling stressed also to keep my face bright and clear.

ZAPZYT Acne Wash: one of the best face washes - it has salicylic acid and is mixed with soothing aloe and chamomile; oh and it's hypoallergenic! It's perfect for sensitive skin and it even has helped to reduce winter redness in my cheeks. It's so calming for your face (that's the chamomile!) and it's great for opening up and clearing your pores.


ZAPZYT Pore Treatment Gel: I use this after washing my face with the ZAPZYT scrub/wash WHEN I feel a blemish coming on. It's great to help reduce the swelling and/or redness, and it's really meant to be directly placed on a blemish since it has linoleic acid in it, which is meant to dry out the area it's put on. I put it on as needed one or two times a day and it makes a huge difference in a matter of a day!

ZAPZYT Spot Treatment Gel: this has quickly become one of my absolute favorite skincare products; one I travel with, take everywhere with me and most definitely consider a party of my every day beauty must haves! This spot treatment is *the* quick fix for a problem zit and it really can help reduce the appearance of a blemish in a matter of hours. I love the other three products, but this one if my favorite: I put it on any place I feel a blemish coming on (even before it's actually visible!) and it helps clear it up so quickly! The main ingredient is benzoyl peroxide which helps fight acne at the first signs of it and it's still perfectly safe for the most sensitive of skin. It's visibly clear and scent free - unlike other treatment gels out there - and it works so incredibly well. When I stress out, at least I don't have to worry as much about my skin because I have awesome, holy grail skin products like this one to help get me through!


4. Make lists of positive happenings. Having a list of things you're excited about/looking forward to and the positive things in your life really can put everything into perspective. I have a journal that I write random thoughts down in and this is always where I go when I just need to relax, disconnect for a hot second and how I attempt to reclaim control on a super stressful day. I'll make a list of things I'm excited for, positive things that have happened and just reflect and it really helps calm me down and relax my mind!

What do you do to relieve stress each day? Have you tried the ZAPZYT products? They're miracle workers, so get your hands on them HERE - they're pretty life changing!



Be sure to check out what Aprill from Hey Aprill thinks of ZAPZYT and how Amber from Day Dreaming Beauty banishes stress breakouts with ZAPZYT!

XOXO -A

41 comments:

  1. Not over-doing it is big. I know I tend to do way too much way too often. I need to delegate more!

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  2. I love the tip on making a list of positive things when feeling stressed. Having a daily skin care regimen to fight signs of stress is also a great idea.

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  3. Love your tip on journaling about positive things! I always find myself heading straight to my journal on a bad day - I really think it would help to take a moment to reflect on the good things in life during these entries, though!

    - Kaitlin
    kedgotwed.com

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  4. I also like the tip that you should journal. I think it definitely helps clear up your mind and keep you focused on what you need to.

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  5. Treating myself makes such a difference and I need to do way better with skin care!

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  6. I would love to try that acne wash!

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  7. I agree, I feel less stressed when I my skin is clear and doing my routine daily helps me feel calm and like everything is together. Great post!

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  8. I have never heard of this brand. I tend to break out occasionally when I am stressed or during that time of the month. I may have to try these face items!

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  9. Thanks for the tips. Guess I really need to take care of myself more. Been stressed these past past few days and it's taking it's toll on my skin.

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  10. I'm pretty much past the acne stage (thank You, Jesus!) but I'm in full-blown stress stage. Thanks for these timely reminders.

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  11. I don't have to worry about that break out stage anymore. More about replenishing and keeping soft.

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  12. I've heard RAVE reviews of Zapzyt...I still breakout, so I NEED to try it!

    Coming Up Roses

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  13. I love skincare, it should be like a treat at the end of the day to do your skincare routine.

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  14. I have never heard of this before but it looks great. I'm going to pass the info on to my daughters.

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  15. I have never heard of this brand. I just started having issues with my skin and really need to look into finding the right product.

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  16. This stuff looks great! Gotta love treating yourself.

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  17. Love that last point - we should all take time to remember the good things!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  18. I am always looking for different ways to cope with sress. I have found somethings that work for me - treating myself always helps.

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  19. These are great tips for dealing with daily stress. Especially the making a list of positive things that have happened.

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  20. I need a new spot treat, have to give this one a try!

    Alix | www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

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  21. I haven't tried the ZAPZIT products but I might since I still have oily skin in my 40s. I love your idea of making a list of positive things that happen each day to relieve stress.

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  22. ZAPZYT sounds like a great product! I love hearing about new skincare and will have to check it out!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  23. This product sounds great, I would love to try it! I struggle with really bad skin.

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  24. Love all of these tips! I'm a shopper when I need to relax or having an at home spa day always helps!

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  25. I've been working with my youngest teen to get himself a skin care regimen. He's not happy with the zits popping up, but he doesn't want to wash his face either.

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  26. Yes to all of these! I love to give myself a face mask when I'm stressed.

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  27. I gone passed the acne staged and hopefully would never have to use products like this again, but a good write up.

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  28. Great tips. I believe we are what we think. Writing things down is a great way to relive stress as well.

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  29. great tips for clear skin and for keeping sanity in life! I love the 'treat yo self' part... that's important! I have a skin care routine and my family thinks I'm crazy because I do... but they are the crazy ones! : )

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  30. Zapzyt is a brand I've never heard of before. I could use that pore scrub though.

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  31. I love trying new brands of that focus on face health. I often have to switch things up for my face to stay happy. Sounds like a great brand!

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  32. This brand is awesome! I've been able to use it a couple of times and truly enjoyed it.

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  33. All great ways to relieve stress! I personally love to relax a bit and treat myself when I'm feeling super stressed.

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  34. Such great tips..I love #4 and need to practice this more often! Your pics are wonderful as usual!!

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  35. Wow I'm never even heard of this brand! I have such horrible black heads and so I'm always looking for new products on pore cleansing! I will have to check this out! I'm so excited about it :)

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  36. Your list just reminded me how tired I am and how I needed a pamper me day! Oh, I'd love to get a mani pedi.

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  37. love this post! I always chillax and treat myself when I'm feeling overly stressed. Face masks are also always an awesome help! x, kenz http://sincerelykenz.com

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  38. I will give this a try. I have been so stressed out with what's going on lately. I need all of the tips I can get.

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  39. I can definitely use this! Thanks for the tips :)

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  40. Yes it's true our daily lives are filled with stress. Even though you are happy with your job but still there are stressful moments. Great tips i am definately going to try this.
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  41. Loved the products. Would like to include in my skin care kit especially the acne cream as I suffer from acne a lot.

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