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It’s inevitable that from time to time we feel stressed, anxious, or on-edge. Whether it’s pressure from your boss, a fight with your spouse, or your endless to-do list, we all encounter things in our daily lives that can leave us feeling depleted. When stress threatens to consume you, turn to these simple tips to quiet the mind and find your center again:
Even if you only have 5 minutes, go for a walk — even if it’s just a lap around the office. The goal is to get away from the immediate source of stress and to calm down. Sometimes, all you need are a few minutes to filter through your thoughts and gain perspective.
Turn to your favorite magazine, book, or blog to help you move beyond your stressors. Reading can take you out of the here and now, and will offer you some space between you and your problem. It gives you time to re-center and move past what’s troubling you.
Brew Some Tea
If you’re feeling stressed, hyping yourself up with caffeine isn’t going to help you. Instead, enjoy a warm, soothing mug of herbal tea. The act of preparing yourself a drink can be calming in and of itself – it gets you away from the issue, and gives you a chance to concentrate on something else. In addition, you’ll experience a psychological boost from doing something positive and nurturing for yourself.
Watch A Funny Video
It’s much harder to feel stressed if you’re laughing. So, next time you’re feeling depleted, hit up YouTube or an episode of your favorite sitcom to work through your frustration. Even just a few minutes of something funny can be enough to reset your entire day.
Take Slow, Deep Breaths
When we get stressed out, we breath more quickly, taking shallow breaths. If you you’re your concentration towards your breathing and elongate your inhales and exhales, you’re guaranteed to feel better. Try to breathe with your diaphragm to support full, deep breaths. By using the breath you calm your body from the inside out.
Need to get outside and get active? Lake Mayer Park is a primo Savannah destination for all kinds of recreational activities. Walking, jogging, fishing, canoeing and kayaking are some of the things going on here. Eight lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, a handball court, a volleyball area and a 1.5 mile paved track for jogging and walking make it a great spot for staying fit and active. The kids will love the play area with swings, slides and jungle gyms. Bring Fido and toss a Frisbee in the dog play area. Just want to chill out and relax? Bring a picnic and spread out on the grass next to the lake to take in the beauty of the shimmering water. Whatever you decide to do, chances are you’re going to leave the park more relaxed and fit than when you came in.
The precision and timing required to make delectable baked goods is something that confounds even the most adept cooks. Yet homemade cookies and fresh breads offer some of life's greatest culinary pleasures. If you’re interested in teaching yourself how to bake, here are some tips to get started:
1. Get a recipe and follow it precisely. Baking is chemistry – meaning it's very difficult to improvise within, so following a simple, understandable recipe to the letter is vital in getting your basic skills where they need to be. It can often be instructive to try to make the same recipe multiple times to polish your results.
2. Prepare your ingredients ahead of time. When baking, unless noted, all ingredients should be at room temperature. Adding hot or cold liquids to dough and batters can make them set differently. Pre-measure everything in advance before you start mixing anything – since baking is very time-sensitive, rummaging around for ingredients can throw you off.
3. Before you start, make sure sure you have the proper pans and baking sheets. Different sizes and materials can greatly change the consistency of your end product when it comes out of the oven, as they require different baking times. Do not substitute baking pans unless you’re ready to deal with the problems it might create.
4. Don’t open the oven door often! Though it's tempting to continually check-in on your creation, keeping a consistent temperature inside the oven is vital in ensuring that all items through and rise properly.
5. Let your final product cool completely before tasting or cutting it. In many recipes, the last stage of baking happens after the cake is removed from the oven, giving it time to bind together. Cutting too early can result in flimsy, crumbly baked goods.
If you have a craving for some hot, delicious Chinese food, Orient Express is there for you. Hinesville locals rely on Orient Express for fast service delivered with a smile. Depending on the delivery size, the staff will let you know how long it’ll take, typically from 20 to 40 minutes. The food always arrives hot and fresh. Orient Express offers favorite, affordable Chinese entrees such as Sesame Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, Lo Mein varieties, and Fried Rice. Orders come with complimentary fried rice, egg rolls, and, naturally, Fortune Cookies. More than just friendly service, the staff has a knack for remembering their frequent customers and their preferences. So don’t be surprised if you get in the habit of calling and one day a server picks up and asks “General Tso’s for two again, Mr. So-and-so?”
445 Elma G. Miles Parkway
Hinesville, GA 31313
Digital cameras have all but erased 35mm cameras in recent years, and the ever-improving technology has advanced to a level where you can do just about anything with your digital camera. However, there are still a few simple things to keep in mind to make sure that your digital images are the absolute best they can possibly be.
Check your white balance settings. Most digital cameras default to an automatic white balance, which can make pictures look on the cool side of the color spectrum. By changing over to the “cloudy” setting, warm colors will be enhanced in your photos, with reds and yellows more vibrant.
Take multiple pictures. The onboard memory of most modern digital cameras is big enough that you can shoot freely without worrying about running out of room for your images. So, take advantage of that, and remember that the more shots you take, the greater the chance that one will be really good. Be sure to empty your internal memory onto your computer or a hard drive in between photo sessions so that you never find yourself without picture-taking ability.
One of the most basic photography rules is called the Rule of Thirds. By drawing invisible lines horizontally and vertically across your viewfinder to divide it into nine equal shapes, you get a great tool to compose your shots. Put important elements at one of the four intersecting points towards the middle. Some cameras will have an option where you can actually see these lines on your screen as you shoot.
Don’t be afraid to practice! It doesn’t cost anything to take more digital pictures, so keep shooting! The more comfortable you get with your camera, the better your compositions will be.