Guest Blogger Series: The Beauty Baker – Things That Help Me Keep Calm

Guest Blogger Series: The Beauty Baker – Things That Help Me Keep Calm

Well here we are. The JakiJellz Guest Blogger series has lift off! I’m so pleased that we’ve managed to get this started in January – the start of a new year. I’ve had a brilliant response so far, so a big thank you to everyone who has been in touch about getting involved. As I mentioned in the introductory post, I plan on running this once on a month, on the last Friday. This is of course, subject to change, if I get a lot of interest, I will increase it to every fortnight, so watch this space. If you want to get involved, drop me a message by filling in the form on my Contact Me page. I look forward to hearing from you.

Without further ado, it’s over to my first guest blogger, Siobhan who blogs at The Beauty Baker.

The Beauty Baker - Ways To Keep Calm

Things That Help Me Keep Calm

I’ve been an anxious person for as long as I can remember and I probably always will be so it’s nice having some sort of routine that calms you down. I know everyone is different so some of the things that helps calm me down might not work for you or might even do the completely opposite (hopefully not!)

Have a cuppa
I’m one of those people that thinks a cuppa can change the world, it just really helps me relax and unwind. Plus the fact that it warms up my tummy is a bonus too.

Binge watch something on Netflix
If you’re stressed because of studying or procrastinating I probably wouldn’t recommend doing this one since it’s going to mostlikely make you worse. Just doing nothing in my jammies, on the settee, binge watching most likely Gilmore Girls (again,) really makes me feel better.

I have this weird hobby where I tend to walk around my dining room table listening to music when I’m anxious and I have no idea why, I’ve always done it. But it does really walk for me and so does any other kind of exercise.

Have a nap
I just love having a nap, got a problem? Have a nap.

Listen to music
Just listening to music even when you’re not anxious is great, but I love the fact it can transport you to a different world.

Write lists
I tend to write lists for everything which makes me feel calmer, I just love the feeling of ticking something off of a to do list. Plus with lists it tends to make sure that I don’t forget something and do things on time!

You can find Siobhan on her blog The Beauty Baker, on Twitter, You Tube, Instagram and Facebook.

A huge thank you to Siobhan for writing this lovely piece. Don’t forget to grab your ‘featured on’ badge from the bottom of the page. There’s some great tips here, I’m sure you will agree.  Go show her some love. Feel free to leave us some of your keeping calm tips in the comments too.

I regularly link up to these lovely linkys.



    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:43 am

      I never used to be but I seem to be this year! That can’t be a bad thing if it means things get done 🙂

  1. Nige
    28th January 2017 / 11:56 am

    Great feature post I agree a cup of tea makes the world ok Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:40 am

      Us Brits love our tea. It solves a million problems, or at least helps! 🙂

  2. 28th January 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Great idea for a series and a lovely way to find out more about bloggers – and a new-to-me blogger here too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:37 am

      My pleasure, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  3. 28th January 2017 / 9:29 pm

    These are all amazing ideas, and I do quite a few of them. I don’t walk around the dining table, but I do make up a reason why I have to pop to the shop! Just to get some air, and calm down. #FriYAYLinky

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:35 am

      I’d never given that a thought. The way my little man is going at the moment he would insist on coming with me!! 🙂 xx

  4. 28th January 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Love Love Love this! I’m plowing through all of the guest posts i said i’d do before I went back to work (id got so organised and was twiddling my fingers and now drowning in blog posts and linkys!!!)
    To keep calm I spend some time with my cats, (yes im a crazy cat lady) hearing them purr and focusing on stroking them takes me away from my mind working overtime. But then then walk away as if to be like “no thats enough love for today” haha!
    Btw im hoping to email you back tomorrow. I have a name idea =]

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 10:34 am

      Fantastic!! 🙂 xx

  5. 29th January 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Fab guest post and great answers. A cuppa always helps me relax. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • Jaki
      29th January 2017 / 8:52 pm

      I think so too!

  6. 31st January 2017 / 4:22 pm

    This list is pretty much on point with what I’d say too!

    Isn’t it crazy how list writing is so cathartic?

    Stopping in from #anythinggoes hope your Tuesday is treating you well.

    • Jaki
      31st January 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Got to love a good list! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. 1st February 2017 / 8:57 am

    Fab post, really interesting and reminds me of a 10 Happy Non-Negotiables that did the rounds this time last year. I have to say, I agree with all of these aside Netflix, because I still don’t really understand it. #anythinggoes

    • Jaki
      1st February 2017 / 9:23 am

      Keep it that way because when you do you’ll be hooked. 😄

  8. CaptainKirt
    2nd February 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I am fuelled by tea. It fixes everything.

    • Jaki
      2nd February 2017 / 4:19 pm

      I certainly think it helps most things 🙂

  9. 2nd February 2017 / 11:02 pm

    Great tips and I am a HUUUUUGE lover of naps! Best things ever! #friyaylinky

    • Jaki
      3rd February 2017 / 9:34 pm

      FriYAY for the naps!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 xx

  10. 3rd February 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Great tips! I love a list – it stops everything spinning around in your head
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    • Jaki
      3rd February 2017 / 9:24 pm

      Definitely. I’ve certainly embraced The List this year! 🙂

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