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Tips how to manage your stress

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Hello Friends,

How is your week? I hope you are doing great especially that we have weekend ahead.

As I told you last week we are on the hunt for a new house and as much as this is an exciting thing to do it can create lots of tension and stress. Since The Holiday season has already started I thought I will share with you some of my personal tips how to manage stress.

1. Nourish yourself with a well combined meals. Balanced healthy diet is very important not only for your physical body but also it can affect your stress level and your overall health. Good nutrition is even more important for stressed busy people!!! Healthy eating is easier than you think and it’s yummy;)

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Spaghetti squash with steamed veggies, pumpkin seeds, salmon and pumpkin oil

2. Daily activity and exercise: even 30 minutes of walking is better than nothing. Sport has a beneficial effect not only on the health and our bodies, but also our state of mind. You can choose any type of exercise you like: strength training, running, biking, walking, swimming, dancing but do something that will take you mind away from your worries.

3. Practice yoga and meditation. I can not express that enough… even short relaxation techniques and focus on the breath can strengthen the body and calm the mind. Meditation and yoga is like a daily hygiene for you body and mind.

4. Do something you love:read a book, dance in your kitchen, listen to the music, paint or what helps me – cook something good. Remember it’s all about expressing your emotion and allowing the mind to drift away…

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Apple almond chocolate chip muffins

5. Take a nice long bath with essential oils to further stimulate the senses. Such prepared moment of peace certainly pays off a deep relaxation.

6. Finally-talk to someone, don’t isolate yourself from family and friends.Even short coffee with a friend or a phone call can make your day better. Trust me I have a huge tendency to hide myself from people when I am feeling down and this just doesn’t work. Waiting until you will feel better to call your friend it’s not a way to go…I love to lie down in bed and talk/laugh with Tom at the end of the day, that helps me a lot. Thank you Hubby

7. When you feel really stressed out, try a short nap. Sleep can work wonders.

8. And the last but not the least:sit down, take a breath and ask yourself if it’s worth to stress out over it. It will pass overall. If you don’t believe me, write it down and check your notes at the end of the week,,,you will be amazed.

And what are your tips to stay stress free-please share?

Have a beautiful weekend,

Izabela

 

 

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Weekend: lots of yoga and some good food

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How are you guys?

I meant to post before the weekend but I just didn’t get a chance to do so. Today’s post is about the past weekend and some of my new tasty discovery…

On Saturday we had a really heavy rain over here (and I mean it when I say “heavy”), since we had a work event scheduled. It was an outdoor 24hour yoga challenge. I was schedule to teach at 4pm but I went there around noon time just to hang out with my ” yoga circle”. Even thou it was super duper cold it was a great experience to practice outside with the rain in the background. Besides the place was beautiful…

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I am really sorry I didn’t take any other pictures, I just completely forgot that I took my camera. I taught a Mandala style class, sometimes I like to do that in the class too, to shift things around,,,,;)

Sunday: I was happy to have a half day off. I was pretty tired physically to begin with, then I had my regular class and after I just wanted to enjoy the rest of my day. Tom took us for a drive to Toronto; finding some new places and enjoying the ride

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I found a new place that I am already in love with. The Bunner’s bakery-(gluten free of course). Honestly I heard about it before but never had a chance to get there. They have the best Cinnamon buns in the world and delicious cupcakes and yummy bread….I highly recommend that place.

There would be no trip to Toronto without stopping at Fresh Restaurant to eat. I just adore this place , the culture there and the food …

IMG_20130922_155043 I know IWe should give a chance to some other places. (I have a few on my list to check it out already) but each time we talk where to go we both end up with the same conclusion. The only thing I would say is:” a bit too much sprouts guys”

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One the way home we stopped at Starbucks for our Americano and we enjoyed our goods in the car-messy stuff;)

The end.

I have a recipe ready for you so stay tune,

xoxo

Izabela