Releasing Stress In Small Ways

The one thing that virtually all people have in common is the stress of living in this modern age.  So much has changed in the last 25 years.  Yet all generations had to grow up and take on the responsibilities of raising a family, making a living and figuring out their place in this complicated world.

Stress comes from several sources.  Obviously, the first place most people think is work.  We think of work as a source of stress because it is a place where making a living is important to our well-being.  There are daily demands, deadlines and schedules to be met.  In addition, most of us have to deal with at least one difficult person during our workdays, which only compound the stress.

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Money Saving Ideas

When it comes to saving money, many people begin to become overwhelmed just thinking about the cost of everything. How many times have you asked yourself “Where does it all go?” Finding out is easy and essential if you’re ever going to turn things around.

Where to Begin

What level of tracking do you do now? Is it just your basic checkbook and bank statement reconciliation or do you have software like Quicken to track your financial status? Whatever tool you have to keep track of your expenses, you do need to use it.

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Kick the Procrastination Habit in 4 Easy Steps

Over time we have developed habits to deal with many areas of our lives. What thoughts we think, what we do, how we do it or if we do it are all indicators of our habits. All repetitive activities seem to generate a habit.

==>What about the “procrastination” habit?

Basically, procrastination is defined as avoiding doing a task that needs to be done…putting the activity off until tomorrow.

When you create a “procrastination” habit, you reduce your ability to function effectively. This habit is controlling you and can be a hard habit to break. If you believe that procrastination is an issue in your life, what would it look like to no longer choose to resist doing something?

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How to Have a Successful Party and Stay Within a Budget

Do you think you have to spend a lot of money in order for your party to be successful? You can stay within a budget and still create a wonderful time for yourself and everyone at your party. Here are some helpful ideas for a successful and budget oriented party.

I found that my most successful parties were planned and not necessarily expensive. Most parties need thought and attention to the details to create a fun experience for everyone that is coming. What do you need to plan?

What’s the Occasion?

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Interesting Ways to Display Your Favorite Photos

Photos of family and friends add warmth and personality to our homes. The more public the photo display, the more creative you need to be to exhibit your treasures.

Every home has some wall space that can be converted into an attractive photo display. Most people view their photos as priceless memories, so why not display them as works of art…create a gallery to showcase your family and friends.

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Are You A ‘Snooze Button’ Junkie?

One of our readers sent in a request… “How do I get up early in the morning without hitting the snooze button?”

I chuckled when reading this request because I can easily relate to this issue. I confess I too am a ‘snooze button’ junkie! I thought I had created a solution to this problem by putting my alarm clock across the room. My logic was that once I was up, I wouldn’t want to go back to bed…WRONG! I jump up, hit the snooze button and then gleefully jump right back in to my nice warm bed. And, I will do it more than once! I know it’s a crazy habit. Oh, and by the way, my clock is set 15 minutes ahead of the actual time in addition!

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