Time to Relax

Time to Relax

I am quite busy these days. To be honest, I don’t have a lot of exams, but I have several projects to do. They are taking so much time of my life and this is something that really stresses me out. The main reason for this stress is that I don’t know if I will be able to do it all on time, although I normally can.

This is not going to be a post about how I feel less stressed during these periods of time. I simply don’t know how to relax when I have all these things to do. Actually, this post is going to be about what I will do when I finish it all. I am going to explain some of the activities I do so that I can feel truly relaxed and enjoy my time after being stressed for a while.

One of the most relaxing activities for me is reading. It is something that I have always loved, and spending time doing it is a pleasure! It may sound a bit prototypical, but I feel like I am in another world whilst reading. The book you can see in the following image is not the one that I am currently reading, but my favourite book. It has been one of the best ones I have ever read, and I think it is beautifully written. I also liked the film, just for you to know!


Another activity I love and that helps me feel relaxed is writing. It doesn’t really matter what I write, it may be a blog post, a short story or even my thoughts about any kind of topic. I feel so relaxed. I recommend you all to write anything you want from time to time as I am sure you will feel very well doing it, and you don’t need to publish it. Even when you are sad or angry, you can write down what you feel and it will help.


While reading or writing I normally have a cup of tea. In fact, I am having one whilst writing this post. Even though it is supposed to be an stimulating drink, I feel very well and relaxed while having a good cuppa. My favourite tea is English Breakfast (quite traditional, isn’t it?), although I like a huge variety of flavours. I am definitely a tea lover.


When I have time I really enjoy baking any kind of delicious food. I can feel a little bit stressed when I am baking because I am a bit scared that I can cause a big mess. However, when it ends up well, I feel very pleased with myself, and this makes me feel very happy and relaxed too. So, if you need to relax and you have enough time, go and bake some delicious cupcakes! Also, eat them afterwards, which is even better!


This is basically all I do when I have nothing to do and I am not stressed anymore. I also like going out with my friends, spending time with my family or taking some photos. Meanwhile, I am going to be doing a lot of stuff, including helping my father with his work. I will be very stressed and I wil probably be moaning about it all on Twitter.


Do you also have a lot of things to do these days? What do you do when you don’t have anything to do? I am very interested in knowing what you do when you don’t have to worry about exams, projects or your work.  Do you do what I do or you prefer doing other kind of activities?



  1. April 24, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    This post is soooo relatable!
    I loved everything you mentioned, aaaand take photographs haha 🙂
    Great post 🙂

    • Zoel HL
      April 24, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Yeah! Taking photos is also one of my favourite things to do! I am glad you liked the post x

  2. April 27, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    great post!yes i’m writing my graduation project and also the final exams are right around the corner so it’s a stressful period for me,
    i like to go on a hike so i can get some fresh air


    • Zoel HL
      April 27, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Good luck with the project! I hope we can finish it all soon and relax haha

  3. April 28, 2016 / 3:50 am

    lovely! i have been quite stress out lately 🙁

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

  4. April 28, 2016 / 6:10 am

    Just came across your blog… it is very nice! Anyway, I was screaming in my head OMG that is that same way I like to relax as well, well expect baking. Good luck in your projects and upcoming exams!

    • Zoel HL
      April 28, 2016 / 7:25 am

      I am glad you like it! Thank you!

  5. April 28, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Omg i love your blog! So inspiring,I love the layout and photography and content and basically everything!

    • Zoel HL
      April 28, 2016 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you very much! You are very kind and I am glad you like it x

      • April 29, 2016 / 5:52 pm

        your welcome! Do you mind checking out my blog and following me too?

  6. May 6, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    The tip about writing down your feelings no matter if they’re happy/sad/angry, is great! I usually write everything into my diary and feel os much better after 🙂

  7. June 4, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Such a lovely post! Really relatable right now

    • Zoel HL
      June 4, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you! I hope you can find you time to relax soon x

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