Here Are Our Favorite Ways To Fight Off Stress | Clozette

When the year started, we're all pretty much excited about 2017. But now, in what seems like a flicker of an eye, January is almost over. How fast was that? Times like these serve as a reminder that time flies so fast, and it can be a little pressuring if you think about it too much. 

So if you find yourself stressed and worried, whether it's caused by something in your personal life or in the larger scale of things, keep on reading as we help you hit a few brakes in life and take things slow with these de-stressing activities. 


Get creative

Whether or not you consider yourself attuned to the arts, getting involved in painting, poetry, music, or anything that lets you express yourself and your current emotion is one way to help you push away some negative energy. Don't worry! No one expects you to come up with a masterpiece. Just take a pause on your stress for a couple of minutes and try scribbling on a piece of paper. Let your imagination run free, and you're guaranteed to feel better after.

Light a scented candle while on your usual routine

Off to do some chores? Prepping for your nighttime skincare routine? You'd be surprised how lighting a scented candle can change the feel of any task. Earthy scents like bergamot, lavender, hazelnut or vanilla give off a relaxing vibe that soothes the senses, giving off that spa-like feel even if you're caught up with your daily routines. 

Listen to some music

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Classical music from Bach or Tchaikovsky can help soothe the mind and stimulate the senses. However, there are also people who find themselves relaxing to pop or punk rock music, and who's to say that's not right? Just find something that you find pleasing to the ears, close your eyes, and let loose. Let the music transport you and your worn body into a more relaxed state. 

Talk to someone 

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Sometimes, one of the main reasons why things get super stressful is because we don't get to vent out the pressures that we have been struggling with. So you'd be surprised by how much a simple chat with someone you fully trust can lighten your load. 


Think your stress is brought by toxic relationships? Here's how to let go of them.



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In the world of Hollywood, various couples separate and divorce each other all the time (RIP, Brangelina), making us constantly wonder if true love still exists. But despite the constant news of separation from our favourite celebs, there are still a few who prove that they are a match made in heaven.

Wondering which couples give us #relationshipgoals? Keep reading below for our six favourite pairs.


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

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The couple, who has two adorable daughters together, never fail to gush over each other during interviews and events. You may think they’re cheesy, but we think they’re S-W-E-E-T.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

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These two may have been together for nine years – it's a long time considering it's, ahem, Hollywood – but their devotion to each other and love of fun together never cease to amaze us.


Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi

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Is one of the secrets to a happy marriage a lot of humour? If it is, then it's no wonder Ellen and Portia are still going strong. The talk-show host and actress have been together for over 10 years.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

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There’s no doubt about their chemistry — one look at 2006’s Step Up and their latest 'face off' in Lip Sync Battle, and you’ll instantly feel their connection.


David and Victoria Beckham

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Ah, one of our OG favourite couples. After almost 18 years together, the footballer and former Spice Girl are still going strong. They have four beautiful children together.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

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With two cute kids together and a house in Upper Manhattan, New York, NPH and David Burtka’s relationship is what Barney, Harris's character on How I Met Your Mother, would call LEGEN... wait for it... DARY.


Craving for more celebrity-inspired stories? Then click here for our top fashion picks that will help you recreate your favourite celeb fashion looks.



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Wow, look at how time flies. The first month of 2017 is almost done — it's crazy! There have been lots of releases and interesting bits to discover. Here are just a few of them.


Fuss-Free Foundation Matching

Say goodbye to wrong foundation shades. Lancome made a machine that determines your skin tone, texture, and type. After your skin is analysed, they make a foundation that's custom-made just for you.

Kendall+Kylie Eyewear

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The Jenner sisters are at it again. In addition to their clothing line, the sisters are also now offering sunglasses under their Kendall+Kylie brand.


Wanna be a crazy rich Asian?

A fan of Crazy Rich Asians? Well, you have a chance to bring your favorite book to life. Casting for the film based on Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel is ongoing.

Nailed It

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There's a new nail trend, and it's every minimalist's dream come true. Dainty wire — yes, wire — nail art is emerging, and our interest is piqued.


A Cobain in Fashion

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The latest superstar offspring to join the world of fashion is Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of legendary rock star Kurt Cobain. The artist is Marc Jacob's latest muse.  

Make Way For Minimalism

A documentary about the impact of minimalism on our lives has been released. If you're looking to adopt the lifestyle, why not start with your makeup? Here are our tips on how to declutter your beauty stash.