9 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO RELIEVE STRESS

Stress creeps in on the best of us. I truly hate the days I feel stressed. I usually wake up feeling different. Moody. And for me at least, there doesn’t seems to be an easy way to beat daily stress!
Stressful days seem to kind of spiral out of control, until we find ourselves on the couch with a warm washcloth over our eyes and popping a painkiller or two.

• For me I usually get annoyed at the information out there for de-stressing. I don’t have the time or willpower to exercise for 30 minutes a day.

• I either don’t have the ingredients or truly don’t want to eat all the bland and boring health food they suggest.

• And it is NEVER quiet long enough here for me to meditate! (if it is where you are, this is a great practice!)

I decided to create a list of things I truly enjoy that make me happy, and feel BETTER! Things I can apply right now, things that make me take a deep breath and remember everything is okay!

These are my quick and easy ways to relieve stress in my life!

I hope these help you too!

DRINKS THAT RELIEVE STRESS

Tea: Tea is very beneficial and healing. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety and a bonus is that is promotes weight loss and appetite control!!

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Lavender Lemonade: I know this goes under the category of “not having the ingredients in the cupboard” but bear with me. I too did not have the ingredients necessary for this recipe when I first found it. However, I made it a point to get them, and KEEP them on hand! This beautiful, elegant, lovely, treat is not only a calming experience for the eyes, but the taste buds as well. The lavender is proven to de-stress and relax the most tense muscles in your body. This is one to keep cool in the fridge!

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FOODS THAT RELIEVE STRESS

Berries: Especially blueberries are rich in antioxidants and chalk full of vitamin C, which aids in the repairing of damaged cells due to stress. Get your hands on some fresh or even dried berries and treat yourself to a little break.

Blueberries help relieve stress
Cashews: Being a salty and crunchy snack they also help with cravings. However, cashews are high in zinc. Studies have been linked to low levels of zinc causing anxiety and depression. Keeping these little morsels on hand is a good idea.

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Dark Chocolate: A bar of dark chocolate is really what does it for me! Mind you it has to be quality dark chocolate, full of all the antioxidants and blood pressure lowering qualities! relieve stress

My personal little tip: create your own little trail mix with these 3 ingredients for a quick grab n’ go stress reducing snack.

 

HABITS THAT RELIEVE STRESS

Evaluate: We will in a world of habits. We can create and change them, or be enslaved to them. It is always good to evaluate what habits are serving you and which are causing you more stress.

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Time Blocking: By placing time around the things we need to get done, we make sure to not allow the world to pull us in all different directions. We also create a cushion around our time tables that allow for unfortunate events, like traffic or the like. This can also be related to finances, having an emergency fund helps elevated the possible catastrophic events that will come up.

The Art of Saying “NO”: This is generally the foundation to our stresses. Most people have a hard time with telling people NO. Either because they don’t know how to do it nicely so they just don’t, or they are afraid to let someone down. I used to be this person. I was always afraid to disappoint someone, or that they wouldn’t think highly of me if I said I couldn’t do something for them. So I would stress myself and my family out so badly. I have come to learn that most people don’t really bat an eye when you tell them you can’t do something. The less information you give the better. A simple, “that actually won’t work for me, can I get back to you with some dates and times it will work better?” works absolute wonders! Learning how to say no gracefully and taking care of yourself and the things that you need done will elevate stress levels drastically.

Deep Breath Exercise: Like I mentioned before I don’t like to work out for 30 minutes at a time, and it is NEVER quite here long enough to get through even a short 15-minute meditation with my 5 small fries! 😊 But that doesn’t mean that both of those things aren’t EXTREMELY beneficial to relieving stress. So I made my own version of both! Combined! I call it my MOMENT!

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I take 5 deeps breaths in and out and stretch. I get away from whatever it is I’m doing and close my eyes and calm my mind and body by breathing deeply. Then I stand up and stretch. Bend down and touch my toes and bend from side to side. Getting the blood rushing into all my muscles and especially my brain. This clears my mind and helps me remember that everything is truly okay!

This is the  list of things I do (sometimes multiple times a day) that truly help me relieve stress and find my happiness again! Those days are real. And they are hard.
9 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress NowI would LOVE to know of a trick that you do that helps you to relieve stress quickly that most people don’t know about! 😊 Email me or leave your great tips in the comments!

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8 Financial TED Talks that will Change Your life

8 Financial TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

You’ve probably heard of Ted-Talks, a non-profit organization for spreading thought inspiring and motivational ideas. These talks are usually delivered in quick 20+ minute videos that you can watch in your free time and will no doubt leave you feeling inspired and motivated to create change in your life! These 8 financial Ted-Talks that will transform your life are my favorites.

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I have gathered my favorite 8 Financial Education Ted-Talks for you to check out. And though there are thousands to choose from any topic you enjoy, learning about financial matters is always a good idea! Let me know what you think of the best financial TED talks, if there is one you love that has inspired you to take action in your financial picture.

WHY THE RICH GET RICHER:

Given by Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the #1 Best selling book “Rich Dad Poor Dad.” In this talk Robert talks about the power of financial education, and how it impacts financial equality.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

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FINANCIAL LITERACY:

This financial TED talk is given by Mellody Hobson. Coming from an extremely hard childhood, she was desperate to understand money. To debunk the financial misunderstandings most people suffer from.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

8 Financial TED talks that will change your life

 

SELL YOUR CRAP. PAY YOUR DEBT. DO WHAT YOU LOVE:

Taking extreme action to lesson life’s burdens, Adam Baker challenges you to take massive action in your life and free yourself from the heaviness of debt.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS TO SAVE MONEY:

In this video she explains how saving money is done one dollar at a time. She found fun and unconventional ways to save her money on an organic farm!

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

WHY POVERTY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MONEY:

In this talk Ian Rosenberger explains how poverty is not the lack of money, but the lack of dignity. He gets his insight from a tragic personal experience, helping people. His story can help transform the way you think about poverty and how and why we get there.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

SAVING FOR TOMORROW, TOMORROW:

A talk about saving money not today, but tomorrow. Sometimes we put the most important things off till tomorrow. In this talk we learn the phycology of the way people think about money.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

ONE LIFE-CHANGING CLASS YOU NEVER TOOK:

Alexa von Tobel is passionate about personal finance and loves teaching people about how to make money and money decisions less taboo.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

 

LET’S RAISE KIDS TO BE ENTREPRENEURS:

This is an interesting talk about how to raise our kids to be entrepreneurs in a world where it is looked down upon. You can take away information from this video for yourself at any age.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT TED TALKS HERE

8 financial ted talks that will change your life

Each one of these financial TED talks  has a fantastic lesson in financial education that you can take and use in your daily life. I hope you find the same value in them that I did and apply each one to your daily financial life. Continue learning, never allow yourself to be confused or lost in the weeds when it comes to the knowledge of your finances!

Till next time:

~Grace

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Habit’s of Unsuccessful People VS. Successful People

We all want to be successful in the endeavors we set out to achieve. We all know to be successful takes work and persistence, and maybe even a couple of tries. Sometimes we must get backup a couple times. But do you ever wonder where the line is between those who DO succeed and those who DON’T?

Turns out it takes a certain attitude, and formula to success. It isn’t inevitable, it is a destiny. Anyone can choose to succeed and anyone can choose to give up. No one is born a success or a failure.

Here is a list of things that each side does with their actions and thoughts that determines which road they will travel. Continue reading Habit’s of Unsuccessful People VS. Successful People

9 Supplements You Should Be Taking to Feel on Top Of The World!

 

Having a down day? You know the kind; Everything’s going along fine……..and then……. Wham!!………..You are just done with life.

You know what I’m talking about.

Something so trivial and meaningless, something that normally would just roll of your back or you wouldn’t even think twice about it catches you at that perfect moment in time and all of the sudden you are a bear…….for the rest of the day. Continue reading 9 Supplements You Should Be Taking to Feel on Top Of The World!