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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes

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"Stress is our perception of what's happening outside of us and the power we give it," saysLauren E. Miller, author and stress expert.

If you can adopt Miller's definition of the phenomenon as your own, you may find it possible to reframe your perception of stressful situations and, inevitably, experience less stress overall.

Sharla Shults's insight:

Being in charge may not come naturally, but there are some strategies you can use to show stress who's boss. In this article are six stress management techniques, all of which can be performed in five minutes or less, that can "literally transform the way you do life."

 

The last one was a BIG surprise - Stop by a graveyard.

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Stress-Busting Smiles

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Smiling could be good for your health.

 

Researchers are finding that wearing a smile brings certain benefits, like slowing down the heart and reducing stress. This may even happen when people aren't aware they are forming a smile, according to a recent study. The work follows research that established that the act of smiling can make you feel happier.

 

Some research suggests only a full and genuine smile affects the body in positive ways. Other studies, though, indicate even a polite smile may be beneficial. Frowning also may have a health effect: Preventing people from frowning, such as with the use of Botox, can help alleviate depression, a recent study found.

Sharla Shults's insight:

"What are the health benefits of training yourself to smile. A study last year found that even manipulating people's faces with chopsticks during a stressful task to get them to smile can help stress levels"

 

Forget the chop sticks! Just SMILE!

 

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The comprehensive, fully caffeinated guide to coffee at work

The comprehensive, fully caffeinated guide to coffee at work | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The cardinals who are gathered at the Vatican take a very important daily pause during their deliberations to choose a new pope. "There's a coffee break for about 30 minutes at a special buffet area in the front part of the audience hall," the Rev.

Via Kenneth Weene
Sharla Shults's insight:

Even MORE reasons why NOT to give up your coffee! ENJOY a good cup of java...how about 3 or more!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:02 AM

For all my fellow coffee lovers, some reasons why we love the stuff.

Rosemary J. Adkins's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:07 PM

Great way to start a day!