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13 Ways to De-Stress, Lighten the Load and Feel Like Yourself Again

Are you feeling tired, frustrated, overloaded and overwhelmed? Are you easily stressed out and irritated by the little things? If any demands are placed on you, does it all feel like too much, and do you just end up snapping at someone? Most likely, what’s happening is you’re emotionally blocked and full of energetic toxins, but with a few easy exercises you can feel like your best self once more and get back to being able to cope with life. The body’s emotional energetic system works in exactly the same way as the digestive system; digesting and absorbing what’s good and needed and then letting go of the waste. Feelings such as worry, fear, guilt, shame, sadness, anger and frustration can become toxic and like […]

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17 Ways To Remove Stress From Your Life Once And For All

Modern life can be stressful but there are some key things you can stop doing that will remove stress from your life and give you back your sense of calm. 1. Stop being so hard on yourself. You will mess up sometimes. Learn from it, and let it go. You’re never going to be perfect and get everything right. Stop expecting yourself to. Instead, notice the things you are good at, that do go right, that don’t mess up. Notice your funny quirks, little talents and goofy features. Love them for their own sake. Notice all of the ways you’re pretty cool and stop sweating the other stuff you’re not yet good at. 2. Stop being so hard on the world. Unrealistic expectations are one […]

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30 Ways to Make TV Watching More Productive

Do you ever hear yourself saying “I just don’t have time” yet find yourself plopped in front of the TV for the better part of every evening? As our to-do lists grow so does our stress and anxiety over getting everything done. While we can’t add any more time to our day (unfortunately) we can use the time we do have in a more productive manner. Let’s face it watching TV isn’t that interactive or demanding. Below are 30 simple little ways to make the most of your TV watching time. Things you can do while watching TV: Fold laundry – Plop the basket beside you and fold while you watch.   Iron – Drag the ironing board and iron out into the living room […]

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5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare. The more importance you put on your work, the more stressful it can become. But that doesn’t mean you should start slacking and not putting so much into what you do – well, not really. Think about it – that job you had when you were in college or as a teen wasn’t that […]

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7 Steps to Beat Your Fear of Flying

Does the thought of stepping foot on a plane reduce you to a quivering wreck? If so, I know how you feel. Because that used to be me. Luckily, I’ve refined a series of mind hacks to beat this miserable phobia. But before I show you how, let me share my fear of flying story. I’m originally from Australia – a country where the distances between its handful of cities is so vast that flying is an essential part of life. That’s why I was a part of the jet-set pretty much from birth. In fact, as a kid, nothing excited me more than the chance to roar off down the runway. It was pure bliss.    Until I reached my teens. That’s when anxious thoughts […]

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Are You Overworking? 7 Important Steps To Avoid Burnout

Do you have a good work-life balance right now? Do you spend a good amount of your time working? Do you feel like you have a lot of things to do but you can’t seem to finish them? Has it been a long time since you had a break or a vacation? If you answered yes to any of the questions, there’s a good chance you’re prone to burnout. That’s especially so if (a) you’re a workaholic or (b) you constantly receive (and accept) more work than you can handle. The upside is the increased work exposure helps you gain experience and develop your skills. The downside is, you neglect your mental well being, relationships, and health. Prolonged periods of working without rest wears you […]

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Binge Drinking and Big Horsepower: Reasons Why Alcohol And Fast Cars Are A Deadly Combo

Car enthusiasts love to share their hobby. Whether arranging a long drive and cruise to a restaurant for a club or showing off a vehicle at a friend’s house, the camaraderie and sense of community is hard to miss. While consuming an adult beverage or two is not unheard of at such events, mixing large amounts of alcohol and vehicles never turns out well. Most people would never consider drinking heavily and climbing behind the wheel of a vehicle for the drive home, let alone climbing behind the wheel of a cop magnet with a horsepower to weight ratio that rivals the Space Shuttle. There are a few good reasons why alcohol and fast vehicles do not mix. Slipping and Sliding High horsepower vehicles are […]

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Control Your Anger With These 5 Steps to Effective Anger Management

Having spent years as a victim of acute anger problems before finding the courage and strength to cure myself, I can tell you, anger is good. No, that’s not a typo. Anger is an instinct which Nature programmed into us so that we can save ourselves from danger, and it’s healthy. What’s unhealthy however, is what I was – a slave of my anger instead of being its master. No prizes for guessing how it was affecting my life and relationships. If you’re struggling with anger management, I know how you feel. You feel helpless. You know you are the victim, not those whom your anger is directed against. There are no words to describe the regret and guilt you feel to be unable to […]

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Don’t Let Fear and Anxiety Rule Your Life. Learn How to Banish Anxiety and Face Your Fears.

Do you ever feel anxious? That white knuckle, heart stopping, and nausea inducing feeling of dread and panic? Many of us have experienced these feelings. Our fears can very quickly overtake you if you’re not careful. But here are 2 simple Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based technique that can help to zap your anxiety. If you put these tips into practice you can begin to overcome your feelings of anxiety, panic and fear. Face Your Fears Sometimes the best ways to tackle anxiety is to face your fears.  The things that scare us can become overblown and out of proportion to the triggering event or thing (Like when someone has a phobia of harmless spiders – the spider cannot hurt them – but the response […]

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Five Simple Ways to Relax at Work When Stress Strikes

“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” – Richard Carlson Stress sucks. It is one of those things that can sneak up on you at work and explode in terrible and hurtful ways. When stress strikes it is really important to have some simple techniques in your arsenal that allow you to deal with the emotions in the short and long term. This way you can avoid the angry outbursts, sleepless nights and anxious binge trips to KFC that all happen because of stress. Here are a few of my favorites: Find Your Breath One of the most effective and simple ways to deal with stress at work is taken from an ancient Buddhist meditation. It is called “calm abiding” […]

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