Mindfulness means living in the present, being fully conscious of each moment and savoring life. Most of us want to be mindful—we just forget. We get caught up by work, worries, and the constant influx of noise from the TV, internet, our ringing cell phones. Here’s how even the busiest people can practice mindfulness on even the most stressful days (when we need mindfulness the most). [Read more…]
Driving can be quite a stressful activity. Navigating through traffic, especially one that barely moves, defensively driving because of reckless drivers on the road and just being stuck in one position while driving long haul, are enough causes to reduce any person into a tense ball of frustration and stress. But there is a solution. You can actually do some things while driving that can help in relieving tension and helping calm you in body and spirit. [Read more…]
Everyone goes through those ‘hell weeks’ at the office. Deadlines pile up, meetings spill over, and if that weren’t bad enough, you can’t even sleep because of fear of failing really badly.
The problem is that our stress and anxiety weighs us down when we need to be at our most alert and efficient. Here are some life tips on shaking off the negative emotions so you can finish the job, and maybe even enjoy the process. [Read more…]
There’s nothing like a spa treatment to relax after a long day, or erase wrinkles (and years!) from your face. But spa treatments are expensive, and in this economy, many people are either giving up their beauty treatments or drastically cutting them down.
But there’s a way to get your regular spa fix without overspending. Here are our money saving tips to help you get discounts and even freebies from your favorite spas. [Read more…]
Whether you enjoy sewing or scuba diving, baking or baking, one thing is true—you probably wish you had more time for your hobby! In fact, most people give up on an activity that they enjoy because they can’t squeeze it into their schedule. Art supplies gather dust in a drawer, and plans to take a class or finish a project get pushed back, again and again, until they’re forgotten altogether.
But hobbies are pretty much like everything else in life: the only way to find time for it, is to make time for it. Here are some creative ways to squeeze in that all-important ‘fun time.’ [Read more…]