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Natural Stress Relief Tips

Whether you are feeling stressed out by your job and your demanding boss, or feeling the stress of dealing with your home and family, sometimes you just need a break. When you are craving relaxation, you need to look for creative ways to unwind and melt away the stresses of the day.

You do not have to spend big bucks at the local spa or take time away from the duties of work and family. Here are 10 simple, natural stress relief tips to alleviate tension and de-stress.

1 – A Long, Hot Soak

Treat yourself to a a soothing bubble bath. Nothing melts the cares of the day away quite like a tub full of warm bubbles. This relaxing indulgence costs only pennies, but it will make you feel like a million bucks.

2 – Take a Walk!

A brisk walk around the block or a relaxing stroll through the woods can relax your mind and make you feel better about the world.

3 – Curl Up With a Good Book

Reading a good book will engage your mind and help you learn new things. The next time you are feeling stressed, just head to your bookcase and grab your favorite volume.

4 – Give Yourself a Facial

Make a homemade facial mask. When you feel better about your appearance, you will feel better about your life. Just whip up a facial mask using ingredients from your own pantry and feel your stress melt away.

5 – Take a Power Nap

Napping in the middle of the day is a great way to treat yourself and unwind from the stresses of the day.

6 – Have a Cup of Restorative Tea

Drink some green tea. Green tea is good for you, and its soothing aroma will help you relax and unwind.

7 – Treat Yourself Sometimes

Indulge in your favorite sweet treat. Whether you scoop up a big bowl of ice cream or treat yourself to some delicious chocolate, the pick me up will do you good.

8 – Spend Time With a Friend

Have lunch with an old friend. The next time you are feeling stressed, just call a friend and schedule a lunch date or cup of coffee.

9 – Play!

Play with your kids. Nothing is quite as relaxing as playing with your kids. Whether you throw a ball around the back yard or watch them climb on the monkey bars, you are sure to have a great time.

10 – Zone Out for a While

Binge watch your favorite show. Close the door, turn down the lights, fire up Netflix and fall into your favorite TV show.

While we’d never say that you shouldn’t seek out medical treatment if you need it, natural stress relief methods are something that you can do for yourself every day to help stabilize your mood and relieve accumulated tension.

Stress is an integral part of modern life, but you do not have to let it get to you. The next time you are feeling stressed out and unsure what to do, just take a few minutes to pamper yourself and indulge in your favorite activities. You will feel less stressed, more relaxed and ready to take on the day.

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Gas Savers: These Small Changes Save You Money

Lead fuel may be a thing of the past, but the lead foot continues to thrive, and can be found on any part of the globe. Gunning the engine, racing to the next stoplight, and weaving in and out of rush-hour traffic are unsafe practices that also waste gallons of gas. Want to squeeze the most fuel economy out of the vehicle you own? Try altering the way you drive.

Slow down…

In the 1970s, the U.S. government reduced the speed limit to 55 miles per hour on all highways. Neither safety nor the environment were the concerns. Because of an international embargo on oil, gas in the U.S. was in short supply, causing long lines at the pumps across the nation. Driving slowly, the government knew, was one way to conserve what we had.

And it’s true: driving slower than the current highway speed limit of 70 mph consumes less fuel. The folks at Edmunds.com tested 3 types of vehicles on a 100-mile highway journey, and found a significant difference in savings (up to 14%) between the tests at 75 mph and 65 mph. Others have estimated that drivers will spend 54 cents a gallon for every 10 mph driven over 60.

Fuel economy decreases more rapidly the faster you drive, mostly due to wind resistance. The faster you drive, the harder the air in front of you pushes back. For example, a much greater amount of fuel is spent between 70 and 80 mph than between 60 and 70 mph. This exponential increase means those with lead feet have the most to gain by slowing down.

Avoid Quick Acceleration

Jeepney drivers in Manila like to put the pedal to the metal between stoplights, racing as fast as traffic allows, stopping suddenly when red stoplights can see the whites of their eyes.

This constant stopping, starting, and racing in between is one way to spend more gas than you have to. Do the herky-jerky and gas mileage decreases by 33% on the highway and 5% at city speeds.

Flooring the pedal from any speed and stopping on a dime doesn’t help conserve gas. Slowly ease forward when the light turns green, without causing yourself to feel like you’re being pushed back into your seat. Keep two car lengths behind the car in front to avoid sudden stops on the highway, and ease off the gas pedal well before a red light.

Keep Your Cool

Does rush hour traffic adversely alter your personality? Not only does it require those neck-snapping movements mentioned above, it may also turn on some internal competitive hot button in your brain. I’m going to get there fast, and I’m going to get there first!

Aggressive driving is one of the worst gas wasters as driving methods go, according to tests by Edmunds.com. Stop all that weaving and surging and you can realize significant savings of up to 37%. To maintain optimum mileage, turn on the cruise control for highway driving when traffic allows. If you have to commute to work, consider altering your work schedule to avoid rush hour traffic.

Conservative driving will reduce more than the amount of gas you have to put in your car. Driving moderately and safely creates less pollution and makes the world a happier, more peaceful place. If you don’t believe that, take a trip to Manila. 🙂


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