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    Joanna Shen

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    Funky Stress Relievers

    Post  Joanna Shen on Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:53 am

    Funky Stress Relievers
    Stress Free is the Way to Be
    Four Facts to Follow before Finals

    As January draws to a close, the impending doom of two hour finals begins to loom frighteningly in your near future. After almost five months of projects, essays, and math assignments done, you find your grade teetering on the borderline, not solid enough to offer you the luxury of neglecting the final. You wait anxiously in your plastic chair with the cracked side, the chair that’s been faithfully beneath you through times of joy and pain. The moment has arrived, the moment that will either send either a surprise in your mailbox or scar your transcript for life. The opportunity is right before your eyes; it’s only up to you to seize it. Stressed out? Losing hope for reaching that coveted A? Here are a few ways for you to calm your nerves so you can face finals week with newfound confidence and peace of mind.
    Give in to your dark side. Infused with tryptophan, dark chocolate is the perfect remedy to a stressed mind. Tryptophan is a vital amino acid that triggers the production of serotonin, a neuro-chemical that relaxes the mind and body. To avoid sugar rushes and burn outs, select chocolates rich in cocoa solid but low in sugar to maximize satisfaction of taste buds. Other tryptophan-rich foods include nuts, cheddar cheese and beloved turkey. The slight bitterness complemented with heavenly sweetness will surely bring you relaxation.
    Pick up a broom. Contrary to popular belief, cleaning has been known to reduce stress levels simply because it serves as a creative outlet for your frustrations. Though seeing papers scattered all over the floor, the midnight snack from two days ago sitting nauseatingly on your desk, and the questionable stain whose origins are a mystery do seem to cause more stress, cleaning the clutter will not only distract you from the anxieties of reality but will make a difference you can recognize immediately. Furthermore, cleaning morphs into scavenging for hidden objects that you lost days, weeks, or months back. It’s always a pleasant surprise when your iPod turns up from beneath the heap of clothes you’ve been meaning to wash for days, or was it weeks? The end results of cleaning will definitely leave you with satisfaction and peace.
    Massage your scalp. When snacks are out of reach and you find yourself glued to a certain spot, scalp massages are one of the best relaxation techniques. Head massages not only rejuvenate inactive brain cells that make you alert but are also known to relieve a person from stress and headaches at rapid speed. The best technique to performing a relaxing massage is to place your thumbs on your head behind your ears while moving your scalp with the palm of your hands. Some people, with practice, find massages absolutely necessary on a daily basis. Scalp massages are great methods if you’re waiting in line, stuck in traffic or simply too lazy to get off your chair. (No worries, we’ve all been there)
    Pet a furry friend. The therapeutic use of petting animals as a stress-relieving technique has grown increasingly popular. Petting a cat or dog for 10 minutes can lower blood pressure and calm your inner being. Pets help combat loneliness and depression and appreciate you unconditionally, even if you did fail that last quiz. Similar to cleaning, pets can also serve as emotional outlets to our daily frustrations. Unlike people who are often capricious in actions, pets will wholeheartedly devote their attention to you Colleges nationwide provide therapeutic dogs for students to pet before finals week to aid in relaxation. Quality bonding time with your special friend will not only relieve your stress, but also make his day as well.
    Though the anxieties of school are often overwhelming, there are always the little things you can do to make your day flow a little more smoothly. So clean your room and take your dog for a walk to prepare yourself for finals. Then afterwards, you can reward yourself with a relaxing scalp massage. With the right advice, the week will go by just as smoothly as the melted chocolate sliding down your throat.

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    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:34 pm

    As January draws to a close, the impending doom of two hour finals begins to loom frighteningly in your near future. After almost five months of projects, essays, and math assignments done, you find your grade teetering on the borderline, not solid enough to offer you the luxury of neglecting the final. You wait anxiously in your plastic chair with the cracked side, the chair that’s been faithfully beneath you through times of joy and pain. The moment has arrived, the moment that will either send either a surprise in your mailbox or scar your transcript for life. The opportunity is right before your eyes; it’s only up to you to seize it. Stressed out? Losing hope for reaching that coveted A? Here are a few ways for you to calm your nerves so you can face finals week with newfound confidence and peace of mind.
    Give in to your dark side. Infused with tryptophan, dark chocolate is the perfect remedy to a stressed mind. Tryptophan is a vital amino acid that triggers the production of serotonin, a neuro-chemical that relaxes the mind and body. To avoid sugar rushes and burn outs, select chocolates rich in cocoa solid but low in sugar to maximize satisfaction of taste buds. Other tryptophan-rich foods include nuts, cheddar cheese and beloved turkey. The slight bitterness complemented with heavenly sweetness will surely bring you relaxation.
    Pick up a broom. Contrary to popular belief, cleaning has been known to reduce stress levels simply because it serves as a creative outlet for your frustrations [omit the s]. Though seeing papers scattered all over the floor, the midnight snack from two days ago sitting nauseatingly on your desk, and the questionable stain whose origins are a mystery do seem to cause more stress, cleaning the clutter will not only distract you from the anxieties of reality but will make a difference you can recognize immediately. Furthermore, cleaning morphs into scavenging for hidden objects that you lost days, weeks, or months back. It’s always a pleasant surprise when your iPod turns up from beneath the heap of clothes you’ve been meaning to wash for days, or was it weeks? The end results of cleaning will definitely leave you with satisfaction and peace.
    Massage your scalp. When snacks are out of reach and you find yourself glued to a certain spot, scalp massages are one of the best relaxation techniques. Head massages not only rejuvenate inactive brain cells that make you alert but are also known to relieve a person from stress and headaches at rapid speed. The best technique to performing a relaxing massage is to place your thumbs on your head behind your ears while moving your scalp with the palm of your hands. Some people, with practice, find massages absolutely necessary on a daily basis. Scalp massages are great methods if you’re waiting in line, stuck in traffic or simply too lazy to get off your chair. (No worries, we’ve all been there)
    Pet a furry friend. The therapeutic use of petting animals as a stress-relieving technique has grown increasingly popular. Petting a cat or dog for 10 minutes can lower blood pressure and calm your inner being. Pets help combat loneliness and depression and appreciate you unconditionally, even if you did fail that last quiz. Similar to cleaning, [stroking] pets can also serve as emotional outlets to our daily frustrations. Unlike people who are often capricious in actions, pets will wholeheartedly devote their attention to you[.] Colleges nationwide provide therapeutic dogs for students to pet before finals week to aid in relaxation. Quality bonding time with your special friend will not only relieve your stress, but also make his day as well.
    Though the anxieties of school are often overwhelming, there are always the little things you can do to make your day flow a little more smoothly. So clean your room and take your dog for a walk to prepare yourself for finals. Then afterwards, you can reward yourself with a relaxing scalp massage. With the right advice [tricks works better, I think], the week will go by just as smoothly as the melted chocolate sliding down your throat.

    Joanna Shen

    Posts : 87
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Funky Stress Relievers

    Post  Joanna Shen on Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:29 pm

    As January draws to a close, the impending doom of two hour finals begins to loom frighteningly in your near future. After almost five months of projects, essays, and math assignments done, you find your grade teetering on the borderline, not solid enough to offer you the luxury of neglecting the final. You wait anxiously in your plastic static producing chair, the chair that’s been faithfully beneath you through times of joy and pain. The moment has arrived, the moment that will send either a surprise in your mailbox or scar your transcript for life. The opportunity is right before your eyes; it’s up to only you to seize it. Stressed out? Losing hope for reaching that coveted A? Here are a few ways for you to calm your nerves so you can face finals week with newfound confidence and peace of mind.
    Give in to your dark side Infused with tryptophan, dark chocolate is the perfect remedy to a stressed mind. Tryptophan is a vital amino acid that triggers the production of serotonin, a neuro-chemical that relaxes the mind and body. To avoid sugar rushes and burnouts, select chocolates rich in cocoa solid but low in sugar to maximize healthiness while still maintaining deliciousness. The slight bitterness of chocolate complemented with its heavenly sweetness will surely bring you relaxation. Other tryptophan-rich foods include nuts, cheddar cheese, and the beloved turkey.
    Pick up a broom. Cleaning has been known to reduce stress levels simply because it serves as a creative outlet for frustration. Though seeing papers scattered all over the floor and the midnight snack from two days ago sitting nauseatingly on your desk do seem to cause more stress, cleaning the clutter will not only distract you from the anxieties of reality but also will make a difference you can recognize immediately. Furthermore, cleaning morphs into scavenging for hidden objects that you lost days, weeks, or months back. It’s always a pleasant surprise when your iPod turns up from beneath the heap of clothes you’ve been meaning to wash for days, or was it weeks? The end results of cleaning will definitely leave you with satisfaction and peace.
    Massage your scalp. When snacks are out of reach and you find yourself glued to a certain spot, scalp massages are one of the best relaxation techniques. Head massages not only rejuvenate inactive brain cells that make you alert but are also known to relieve a person from stress and headaches at rapid speed. The best technique to perform a relaxing massage is to place your thumbs on your head behind your ears while moving your scalp with the palm of your hands. Some people, with practice, find massages absolutely necessary on a daily basis. Scalp massages are great methods if you’re waiting in line, stuck in traffic, or simply too lazy to get off your chair. (No worries, we’ve all been there.)
    Pet a furry friend. The therapeutic use of petting animals as a stress-relieving technique has grown increasingly popular. Petting a cat or dog for ten minutes can lower blood pressure and calm your inner being. Pets help combat loneliness and depression and appreciate you unconditionally, unlike your parents if you did fail that last quiz. Similar to cleaning, playing with pets can also serve as emotional outlets to your daily frustrations. Unlike people who are often capricious in actions, pets will wholeheartedly devote their attention to you. Colleges nationwide provide therapeutic dogs for students to pet before finals week to aid in relaxation. Quality bonding time with your special friend will not only relieve your stress, but also make their day as well.
    Though the anxieties of school are often overwhelming, there are always the little things you can do to make your day flow a little more smoothly. So clean your room and take your dog for a walk to prepare yourself for finals. Then afterwards, you can reward yourself with a relaxing scalp massage. With the right tricks, the week will go by just as smoothly as the melted chocolate sliding down your throat.

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