Watching the news or reading about the Coronavirus pandemic is a very stressful way to start your day. It’s even more stressful if you, a family member, friend or a co-worker is sick. Here are 9 simple stress-reducing tips to help keep you calm during this chaos.
1. Take Four Deep Calming Breaths
This tip is probably the easiest and most powerful thing you can do to keep yourself calm. Begin each day by taking four deep breaths. Close your eyes, relax, inhale through your nose and exhale deeply through your mouth. Do this four times after you wake up while lying in bed, or when sitting or standing in a quiet place. Make it a part of your daily routine until it becomes a habit. Pay attention to your breathing throughout the day, especially when you feel anxious, stressed out at work or sitting in traffic.
Bermuda is one of our favorite beach destinations – and it’s no surprise to us that this Bermuda beach ornament is our best-selling travel ornament this year. Bermuda is known for its beautiful beaches, especially Warwick Long Bay Beach – it’s our favorite beach so we took this picture and made it into a travel ornament. We hang it on our tree every Christmas, then hang it up year-round in our office as a happy reminder of our vacation… and an incentive of another trip to Bermuda.
I called my friend Sandra in South Africa to wish her a “Happy Birthday” (it was a big one) and asked her what she was doing to celebrate her special “landmark” day. When she told me what she was planning, I thought it was such a creative idea. With a big birthday coming up myself, I decided to do the same thing and asked her if I could share it with everybody by writing a blog article. So here it is…
Escape to Paradise! Travel & Leisure’s “World Best Awards 2012” results are in for the World’s Best Islands. They include the Top 10 Best Overall Islands, plus the Top 5 Islands of the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas; Hawaii; Europe; Asia; Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Are any of these islands a favorite of yours? Or perhaps one of two you’d like to add to your Bucket List?
South Beach, Miami is one of the country’s hottest destinations – popular with celebrities, tourists and locals alike. Famous for its pristine white sandy beaches and sizzling
heat, South Beach is known for “Fun in the Sun.” It’s also famous for its gourmet restaurants, trendy nightclubs, outdoor cafes, chic boutiques, and colorful Art Deco architecture… not to mention fun people-watching! The News Cafe (a quaint sidewalk cafe on Ocean Drive) is one of our favorite places to hang out and watch the world go by – it’s open 24/7.