When I get stressed out, I pick runes to write on myself. The runes apply to the situations that I am dwelling on and what I want to strive for/the outcome I want. They calm me and allow me to focus my energy and mind properly, not just worry about things.
The X is Gebo - literally “gift.” This is known as a relationship rune, representing the exchange between two people. I was thinking about a particular relationship and the balance that I would like to achieve. The next rune applies to the relationship I was thinking of.
The “arrow” is Tiwaz - literally, the god, Tyr. The energy is one of right decision making and positive self-sacrifice. It also represents fairness, developing sound judgement, and building spiritual will.
I look to make sound judgments and appropriate gifts/small sacrifices in order to create a healthy relationship with this individual. Looking at these runes helps me think in a calmer, more balanced way.
How do you help deal with your stresses?