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Filter coffee tastes just awesome. Make your own aromatic blend of coffee by using a steel coffee maker. A kilo of Leo filter coffee costs just Rs.180. Compare that with Rs.200 for 100gms of instant coffee and you realize how much money you save by switching to "real" coffee.
Switch To Filter Coffee

stress-management
It's simple - do the things that you love to do and you will surely feel happier and less stressed. Do what makes you happy. Fill your daily schedule with things that make you feel good inside.
Do Things You Love

stress-management
A worried and stressed mind tends to hurry things up. It's like you enter panic mode when you feel stressed, nervous or worried. At such times, it's most important to slow things down. Breathe deeply, take a break, live life in the slow lane.
Slow It All Down

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Whenever I feel stressed out, lonely or sad, one of the things that I do is to write a long letter to myself inside my diary. Sometimes I hop onto the net and write an extra long post about what I'm feeling. After completing this activity, I feel relaxed.
Write A Long Letter

stress-management
Learn to be a lot more spontaneous. Take it as it comes. Come up with new ways of doing the daily chores. Live a bit differently. Just live in the moment. Make the most of the now by creating cool ways to be happier and less stressed.
Be Spontaneous Often

stress-management
A magical exercise that we do in our home is to give ourselves a big hug whenever we feel blue. Hugging another person would be better but there are times when you are alone & at such times there is nothing more effective than hugging yourself.
Hug Yourself

stress-management
Problems are supposed to be solved, not ignored and brushed under the carpet. Deal with your problems. Solve them quickly. In doing so, you will truly feel wonderful and free. You will decrease a lot of your stress if you live a problem-free life.
Solve Those Problems

stress-management
Living in the past, regretting something or the other, and holding onto hurtful memories that make you feel sad or stressful is not good. Let go off the past hurtful memories and delete any regrets you have. You will feel truly free thereafter.
Delete The Regrets

stress-management
Stroking a pet, whether it's a cat or a dog, can really relax your nerves and make you feel happy on the inside. Even hugging a stuffed toy has a similar effect.
Pet Strokes

stress-management
Painting is a highly soothing and relaxing hobby that can truly make you feel less stressed. Just applying each brush stroke onto the canvas makes us feel wonderful inside. You can use paper and crayons if you don't have paints.
Paint Something

stress-management
Eating a sweet; whether candy, icecream or chocolate, tends to help in relieving our stress. It just feels good to lick an icecream cone or lollypop. Of course, don't overdo this though. Just one sweet tasty treat is enough.
Eat A Sweet

ways-to-save-money
Buy rewrite-able media such as memory cards, external hard disks and pen drives as you will spend lots of money on buying new ones if they cannot be used once files have been stored on them.
Buy Rewriteable Media

sleep-better
A silent bedroom is a must. Make sure that your sleeping room is quiet and peaceful at bedtime. There must be no noise or disturbances of any kind. Noise hampers sleep.
A Silent Bedroom Is A Must

sleep-better
Find out what is your best sleeping position as by knowing this you can trick your body into falling asleep more quickly. Your best sleeping position is the one you use just before you fall asleep.
Know Your Best Sleeping Position

sleep-better
Caffeine stays in our system for 12 hours or more. Coffee makes us stay awake for longer as it is a stimulant in this sense. Therefore, it's best to avoid drinking coffee once you've had a cup to drink in the morning.
Drink Less Coffee

sleep-better
Drink less water at nighttime unless you really think that your body needs it. Too much drinking water causes us to wake up during the night to visit the bathroom more often. Best to consume drinking water during the daytime.
Less Drinking Water At Night

sleep-better
Avoid eating late night dinners as you don't need energy for sleeping purposes. Also, it's a bit harmful to have your digestive system working overtime. Eating your dinner atleast a couple of hours before sleeping time is advisable.
Eat Your Dinners Early

sleep-better
To ensure you get your 9 hours of night's sleep it is advisable to avoid taking a long nap during the day. A long nap is of 2 hours or longer in duration. You won't be able to sleep all night long if you take long naps during the day.
Avoid Long Naps

sleep-better
The purpose of a bed is for sleeping and resting purposes only. You sleep better in a bed on which the main thing you do is lie down, relax, rest and sleep. Using your bed for work, reading or other such activities is bound to hamper your sleep a bit.
Beds Are For Sleeping

sleep-better
Take a hot water bath or shower before you turn in for the night. It would be ideal to take this bath around 15 minutes before you wish to fall asleep. A hot water bath drops your body temperature thereby making you feel cool and sleepy.
A Hot Bath Works Wonders

sleep-better
A really cool way of ensuring that you sleep better is to reduce the temperature inside your bedroom so that it's cooler than the surroundings. Our body is designed to fall asleep faster when we are in a cooler room.
Keep Your Bedroom Cool

sleep-better
A nice smelling room is certainly helpful in giving you a better sleep. A clean, dark, noise-free, and mildly fragrant bedroom is the perfect place for a nice long sleep.
Nice Smelling Room

stress-management
Watching the sun set is one of the most pleasant feelings in the whole world. It is a soothing experience to stare aimlessly at the sun going down. A big stress buster too.
Sunset Watching

stress-management
Your looks don't matter. No human being is ugly. Neither can anyone be called more beautiful than the other. Do not stress yourself out over the way you look. Be happy with your face and body. You are a gift from God.
Looks Do Not Matter

stress-management
Learn to manage your emotional states better. You can easily identify things that make you sad, moody, depressed, stressed out and worried. Once you analyze this, then you can take corrective action to become less stressed.
Manage Yourself Better

stress-management
In my experience, I've observed that we feel less stressful when the daily chores get done during the morning itself. You will surely feel good inside when you complete all your daily chores first thing in the morning.
Get The Chores Done Early

stress-management
Be thankful for all that you already have. It is common for us to completely ignore the numerous things we have already been given by the grace of God. It's good to be thankful and be happy with all that you have.
Be Thankful

stress-management
Spend more time with loved ones as it is usually good in making you happier and less stressed. Time spent with near and dear ones turn into precious moments whose memories last forever.
Time With Loved Ones

musings
It's exciting to have purposeful work to do each day. Waking up each morning knowing exactly what you want to do during the day makes it easier to stride through your schedule.
Purposeful Days

counseling-tips
Perhaps the most difficult aspect of counseling is to step into the shoes of the client and see things from their point of view. Not being biased, just looking at things as they see it. If you can do this well and every single time then you are already a good counselor.
Stepping Into Their Shoes

musings
Indians are a bit irritated because there is a very long weekend coming up from 13th to 15th August then they have to go back to work on 16th August and once again have a holiday on 17th on account of Parsi New Year. How they wish that 16th August was declared as a holiday too.
August 16th Issue

musings
Just staring at the lush greenery after the rains have stopped makes us feel blissful. Right now, at 6.45pm, I'm standing at my bedroom window staring in amazement at the gorgeous greenery in front of my eyes. God's amazing gift for all of us to enjoy, yet few make the most of it.
The Lush Greenery

hygiene-tips
Air out your shoes every night by keeping them in a dry place or inside an open shoe rack. Only wear shoes that have been aired out all night long and are completely dry both inside and outside. Moist shoes attract dirt and germs faster.
Air Out Your Shoes

hygiene-tips
Make sure that you wash and then disinfect your garbage or waste bins atleast once every 3 days. You can make a solution out of Dettol and water to spray on the garbage bins after they have dried off after washing.
Wash And Disinfect Garbage Bins

brain-fitness
A simple and quick way to boost your brain fitness is to wake up each morning and move both your eyes from left to right and then from right to left. Do it for around a minute each day and you will find that your brain fitness increases by 5 percent.
Move Your Eyes

sleep-better
You can sleep in peace every single night when you don't have any enemies. Clouding your thoughts with worries and negativity about others that you dislike are surely going to make you feel restless, uneasy and unable to sleep well.
Have No Enemies

musings
It is never too late to make changes in your life. There is always room for growth and improvement. Always enough time to work on enhancing certain aspects of your personality.
Never Too Late

musings
Our life usually revolves around our family members, the ones we trust, love and care about the most. Sometimes, the ones we love are also the ones that hurt us with their behavior. It's the most taxing time when families are in disarray.
Family World

stress-management
Give away all that you have hoarded over the years especially if you do not use it anymore. One of the biggest reasons for stress inside the home is a cluttered, congested and disorganized living space.
Give Off The Hoarded Stuff

stress-management
You are what you eat and our behavior is also affected by what we eat or don't eat. Eating a nutritious and healthy diet ensures that you are feeling good all day long. Stay hungry, be stressed out.
Follow A Healthy Diet

stress-management
Be your own master. Stop following others. Do not fall into the comparison trap. Be happy with what you already have. Don't be affected by new things that others around you have and you don't.
Stop Following Others

counseling-tips
You earn respect when you give respect. It's of utmost importance to respect your clients no matter what issue they come to you with. A counselor that does not respect his or her client does not deserve to be called one.
Respect Your Clients

happiness-in-a-jiffy
Just lying down on my soft bed or sitting in silence near the bedroom window staring at the beautiful world outside makes me feel happy in a jiffy. I love practicing Silent Meditation for a few hours a day.
Practicing Silent Meditation

ways-to-save-money
An UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) is an absolute must for those who live in areas where there are frequent power cuts. Costly electronic items such as computers, TV sets, etc. need to be protected from damage during power cuts. An UPS does the job efficiently.
Use An UPS

ways-to-save-money
A big way to save internet bandwidth and cash is to install the light version of Facebook on your phone instead of the full blown "regular" one. You save tons of bandwidth by using Facebook Lite especially if you are a daily user of the social app.
Use Facebook Lite

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