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How to beat the holiday stress

The holiday season is supposed to be un and relaxing. But let’s admit, more often than not, holiday season becomes one of the sources of stress and/or misunderstanding between families, relatives, and friends.

So here are some ways to beat the holiday stress:

  1. Remember the reason for the season.

Most people stress themselves for the wrong

reasons. Let’s re-think why you are celebrating

Christmas – that is to celebrate the birth of

Jesus Christ. So why fuss over expensive gifts or elaborate decorations when you should be honoring Jesus Christ? And the best way to honor Him is to attend church service, give thanks, or share your blessings by doing charity work.

  1. Consider ‘potluck’ in family celebrations. If your family has been used to yearly reunions or gatherings, don’t stress yourself by cooking all the meals. Make them participate. List all the food items

and assign each one to a family member. Don’t stress yourself by taking all the responsibility. After all, it is a family occasion, so make them responsible, too.

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  1. Delegate. Assign a committee on food, programs, physical arrangement, or

entertainment so you won’t have to do the job

all by yourself. Knowing that they are part of

the preparation will encourage them to be more creative

and participative. Who knows, they may even do the

preparation for next year’s event?.

  1. Avoid last-minute shopping. In case you

really need to buy gifts for Christmas parties,

for your nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers, or

godchildren, shop as early as you can. Stop

putting off for tomorrow what you can do today. Make a

list of people you intend to buy gifts for so you won’t stress

yourself by being stuck in long queues and traffic jams.

  1. Exercise. Eating is not an exercise. If your

clothes won’t fit anymore, then that’s one source

of stress. So don’t postpone that “I’m going to

go tothe gym or run everyday” resolution you

always make every year. Do it today. Start today. Remember,

it’s harder to lose weight than gain weight. Holidays are not

an excuse to skip the treadmill or hit the road. Remember, next year you might be invited to be the best man of your friend. You need to look great! And to prepare those best man speeches too.

  1. Keep it sweet and simple. Don’t focus on

just the physical aspects of the celebration, but

take into consideration the emotional side or

the experience. It’s the moments that count, not

how detail-oriented or elaborate you are when it comes to

your preparations, decorations, or menus. Keep your cool

and stay positive that everything will turn out well.

  1. Lastly, thank God and share your blessings.

Now is the best time to do these things. After

all, you are more blessed than the people in

typhoon-affected areas so instead of stressing yourself with

your relatives or friends who can afford gifts, why not give

back to the needy or the poor? These people may not be

able to give you something back but at least, your efforts will

be much appreciated. Remember, it’s better to give than to

receive.

 




Years of Fears

For countless decades, more than 7 billion people (some alive, some dead) have made their resolutions every time a new year begins.  Some resolutions are hedonistic like, “I will make tons of money this year.” There are some that is for the goodness of health (or not) like, “I will always climb the stairs this year even if I would have to ascend a 30 story building.” While there are others that are effortless like, “I will always sleep.”

Resolutions have been an annual practice for us because when we were still in elementary, even in high school; our teachers would always ask us to write essays about our resolutions. Also, there are some parents who always enquire their children, “What’s your new year’s resolution my son/daughter?” And let us not forget that media is also partly to be blamed.

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If resolutions could be accounted every single time they are made, there is no doubt that if they were living creatures, they could outnumber the present population. One could even surmise that the land that we are living in right now would be insufficient for the resolutions to live in.

However, for even just one time, have you ever tried not making any resolutions? I have. Why, do you wonder? It is because we are living in fear Fear of heghts, of new beginning, of being in a new place, even fear of failing. I personally am afraid of falling to reach my dreams. I am dreaming to become a web developer, that is why I am investing my time of learning the tricks of hosting ranking.

If you would ponder about it, the rationale why we make resolutions every year is because we were unsuccessful in achieving these resolutions during the previous year. And since a New Year will be beginning, we are afraid of not being able to accomplish again what we have set out to do in the outgoing year. Not only are we frightened of not being able to accomplish them again. We are also fearful that if we do not change for the better, we are scared that we might be in the streets wandering and pleading for cash or food, or our bodies floating aimlessly in a body of water, and other instances that we would not want to see ourselves in.

Take for example this resolution, “I will become thriftier this year than I was before.” Sure, you would think that a person who makes this as a resolution is somehow stingy. But if you think about it, he is terrified. He is afraid of not being able to afford his wants or his needs. He is fearful of being unable to live. He is afraid of the future. There is nothing wrong with worrying about it. But try to spread your wings a little wider. There is nothing wrong with spending money. There is nothing wrong with saving either. What you should do is to be more watchful of your expenses and avoiding splurging it for nonsense. It is not about being safe or cautious. But it is about spending the right amount for the right reasons. As the famous cliché says, too much or too less of anything is bad for you.




Finding comfort in my city

With all the excitement one feels upon stepping into the grounds of the city, one place can give you calmness and solace after a day’s city experience.

Situated in the outskirts of the city is what every tourist can call home away from home. It is a cozy, laidback hotel amidst the cool, breezy atmosphere of the summer capital off the country, is known to give you the much-need R&R while exploring the wonders of the culturally-rich city and its nearby destinations. Staying true to its name this chalet boasts of its wooden interiors and exquisite yet soothing ambiance.

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From its rooms to other amenities intricately designed in cool, neutral tones, it prides itself for offering a one-of-a-kind experience, giving every guest a value for their money. Its 60-rooms give you a scenic view of lush trees which sways with the gentle, cool breeze, truly an inviting call to explore what the place has to offer. Every room is equipped with air-conditioning, safety deposit box, bath amenities and telephone.

The room reservation also comes with daily breakfast and wifi access. For available services, guests can have room service, laundry service, and 24-hour security with CCTV surveillance. It also has a 24/hour security for parking so you need not to worry on maintaining your car whenever you are away. I so love this place! It is also where important moments happen.

It gives emphasis on sharing the experience with family, friends, and even colleagues.

The place has amenities that not only fit for families, but for businesses and organizations as well who would like to turn their functions room as their venue for their gatherings and celebrations. It is proud to highlight their three function halls, with 150 seating capacity, which are perfect for small events up to the grand ones. The venues are designed for business conferences, wedding receptions, debut, seminar, birthday parties, and teambuilding activities.

The hungry tummy will not be disappointed to its cafe offers you an array of food variants that fits everyone in the family. But if you want to know what the restaurant is best for, try their trademark Churros and pair with a warm dark chocolate drink after. The dining area, formerly known as Dulcinea, likewise give you a scenic view that lets you enjoy the calm feeling of being away from the bustling city life.




A Nice Story on the Road

In every road we take, just as in life, there are many inspiring and heart warming stories that will strike our heart. One of which was when I met a woman while on the road. I was driving my car on the way to family reunion some time ago. I was arranging my dashcam, and i was also trying to dashcam test 2018  it, when I saw a young lady who might have been in her early 20s who signalled that she will hitch hike. I am not the type who agrees with hitchhiking. In fact, I haven’t met someone and let someone into my car, someone i do not know will not enter my car alone. But there is something with her. I think she needs help and so i agreed to. She said she will go to a charity house, an orphaned for the poor and the elderly near the town i will go to. My sister had arrange a private event in a resort hotel near the charity house.

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And so I agreed. She is Marga. She is a 23 year old volunteer who is looking for someone to help her their faster as she is running out of time. She said she is just fulfilling a promise to an elderly woman to bring her back a photo album in their old house which is now abandone. The photo album, which contains memorable photos of her family, has been left in their old house and the old woman was looking after it. She said she wants have it in her bed, wants to look at it every time she will sleep and everytime she will wake up. Marga, who then was talking to the old woman, promised she will look after it and will do the best that she can. When she found it, a volunteer in the charity institution said the elderly woman is now looking for it, crying, and pleading as if she is being crazy and Marga knows the only way she can be calmed down is through the album. And now, I saw heer on the road. She said she can’t book a bus ticket going their because it’s the holidays and many people have already pre booked their ticket. In short, she was running out of tickets. She can’t wait until tomorrow. And so she started walking hoping to find someone who can help her. She thanked me and gave me a bracelet whom she said she hand made. It was a beautiful hand crafted bracelet which I am now wearing. Anyway, I did not know what happened next but all i know is that I am happy for being able to help people. I know that little favour made ripples and some people’s lives and even though I do not know them personally, it is as if I have fulfilled something that cannot be bought by money alone. And I feel really blessed because of that.

 




My Online Business

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My online business is thriving now. I am just so happy that after two years of conceptualizing this business, I am now on my way on my launch. I am happy that even before it is launched, I had partners already who are willing to give me a chnce in this industry and I am happy that they also like my service. Would you like to know the key of our better service? Well, it is none other than excellent service.

I love how people says that our customer service is really nice . My team exerts so much effort in taking the time to attend to all the needs of my partners and my customers and to meet their demands on time. For me excellenct customer service starts with a really really strong internet service.

That is why I have partnered with a great internet provider and have it testedwlan access point test to try it first and it did not fail my expectation. I love it so much and that it is why our excellent customer service is reflected on it.




Looking forward for the weekend

 

Three days from now and it will be the weekend again. I know a lot of you loves the weekend as much as I do. Aside from being away from schooling and work, I also get to relax and enjoy and do the things I love. One of my passion projects recently is creating a nice portfolio for my photography. I have been doing this for quite some time now.

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Actually, I started six months ago and I couldn’t be any happier because of my photos. I started photographing my cute little puppy and my room and my parents said I got an eye for photography. As a gift for my 20th birthday, my parents gifted me with a nice 360 grad kamera and since then, I have been using it during the weekend. For me, this is the best 360 camera. I love how it creates amazing photos that capture all views. Last week, I was in a beach near our hometown and I invited my friend to do some amazing shots during the sunset. It create a really nice impact. I just printed my photos and I am planning to start curating photos for my upcoming exhibit. My parents and even my older brother were all keen in supporting me. After my 360 camera, I also invested in another digital camera. It comes with a very nice lens which I can use during photoshoots. Do you want to have some photos taken by me? You can email and contact and we can collaborate!

 




Book lover storage

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Are you a book lover? Do you love collecting new fictional books, magazines, newsletter, and other hardbound books? Does bookstores and coffee shops your favorite place? Well we have the same thing in common! I have some tips for you for book shelves hacks you might want to check out. Better yet, you can use a self storage for your convenience.  For a vertical book shelf. Linen baskets, toys and shoe boxes, and other compartment can do the tricks. You can also just pile your books in a neat way and create a nice art out of it. In addition, do not make room a little mess up, just a couple of organizational hacks and you’re off.  Compare storage prices right here.




Best Item In My Bag

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Hi ladies! What’s the best item in your bag? Is it your make-up kit? Is it your notebook or mobile phone? Or you planner? Well, if you ask me, the best item you can find in my bag is none other than my watch! Yes, I need a watch in my life. Right now I am digging this wood watch which I bought in an online store right after using it in its first day, I am now more excited to buy more! Apart from its nice quality, what I love most about this wood watch—which I think is the best wooden watches —is that it fits to all my outfits. I love how it looks so classy on my wrist that I do not need any more accessories to put in my body. Just this one, plus a pair of hoop earring will set me for the night or even a boring day at the office. My friends also saw mine and they said they will buy too! I just told them not to buy the one I already bought so we will not be the same. Haha. Anyway, so I plan to buy a couple more—maybe blue and purple ones will do. These are my favorite colors so I am looking forward to pairing them to my black outfits.




Shopping for Summer

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Summer is fast approaching ladies! I bet you are excited to hit the neareast beach or go island hopping and all. I too am excited to get my skin tanned. I have been longing to achieve a natural tan so I can flaunt my curves. Haha. But really, summer also spells fun, happiness and shopping! I have been listing down the things I need to buy for my next beach adventure with my friend Elise, Kim and Veronica and I am excited to hit the mall with them soon. Elise, Kim, Veronica and I have been travel buddies for quite some time now. We met in a club and we just get together to speak about our common yearning to hit the beach and just relax and meet boys too.

Of course, number 1 is swimsuit! I need to get at least three of its kind, one black, one pink, and one red. I am also thinking if I should buy a couple of florals and prints for some variety. I also listed down hats, a few sarongs, and some sandals.

As for toyuring the city, I need rubber shoes, shirts that are easy to dry, some sunblock, one cap and watches. I think I should buy a few Zegarki wooded watches to complement my dresses. What do you think guys?




A Game changer

This Vitamin c serum for face has been such a massive game changer for me… Never before have I felt so bright and Youthful, never before I’ve come across such a great product that deals with anti-aging effects, it’s just this thing that my skin has been nagging me for so long and now I have a solution to the problem that have been playing me. What could be better than that? I have no idea. When it comes to this type of thing, all sorts of things, as in the discolorations and scars from acne on my skin, I never was able to shake the fact that I believe that everybody was always paying attention to them. I know that it was totally all in my head, but it’s also something that people do notice, no matter how nice you are about it, it’s impossible not to notice the scar on somebody’s face, and this realization did cause me all sorts of stress and anxiety and gave me a lot of unpleasant thoughts. I couldn’t help but think that everybody was constantly paying attention to them rather than listening to me or looking at my better features, obviously this makes somebody feel very nervous and shy. And you know, even though I know that it was not always the case that I felt people were fixated on them, I was fixated on the possibility that they might be because I know myself so well that I only see my worst qualities and I don’t see how anybody could ever not look at that when they’re looking at me.