THINGS LITTLES CAN DO TO DEAL WITH STRESS
🌸 Breathing exercises!
🌸 Communicate with someone like your caregiver; talk about why you’re stressed! Don’t bottle up your feelings.
🌸 Maybe practice yoga or do some exercise.
🌸 Listen to music that makes you feel little, relaxed, &/or happy!
🌸 Go on a walk.
🌸 Pet animals! Go to a pet store that lets you interact with the animals, play with a pet of your own, go to a dog park, etc. (If this isn’t an option, you can just look at videos of cute animals, or something!)
🌸 Put on comfy clothes, or something that you feel super cute and little in!
🌸 Take a nice, warm bubble bath. Maybe light some candles, or use a wax warmer!
🌸 If you’re stressed about something school related, maybe study or prepare, or try to get some of the work done if you’re behind with stuff.
🌸 Laugh! Watch funny videos on YouTube, perhaps.
🌸 Play a game with your caregiver, or ask for a cute little task to complete for them! (Coloring a picture, baking something, etc.)
🌸 Get out the things that make you feel little, like your favorite sippy filled with your favorite drink, a favorite snack, fluffy socks or cute thigh-highs, a onesie or pajamas, and whatever else.
🌸 Turn on one of your favorite cartoons or movies!
🌸 Snuggle up with lots of warm blankets and maybe browse your tumblr feed or look at things that calm you down/make you feel little.
🌸 Read a book, or have your caregiver read to you!
🌸 Just cuddling or being around your caregiver can make you feel lots better.
🌸 Plan ahead for things that you’re worried about!
🌸 Make a list of goals or chores to get done for the week so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
🌸 Make sure you’re going to bed on time, and are on a good, healthy sleeping schedule!
🌸 Do certain things in moderation, like TV, games, etc. Make sure you’re not doing one thing the whole day!
🌸 Get our your coloring book or scrap paper and whatever tools you use (crayons, colored pencils, etc) and draw or color!
🌸 Play dress-up!
🌸 Have tea-time with your caregiver and/or stuffies!
🌸 Clean up your room really nice! I find that being in a clean, fresh-feeling environment makes me feel much calmer.
🌸 Do something cute with your hair, or maybe something you haven’t tried before!
🌸 Organize your stuffies, or other things.
🌸 Take a nap! A lot of the time, you might just be cranky or stressed because you’re tired! Cuddle up with your caregiver or some stuffies and get your paci, if you use one!
Feel free to re-blog with things that you do to help you cope with stress!