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How to Stay Calm When Stress is Upon You [Infographic]

Nothing can compare with the stress the residents of Florida are feeling right now with Hurricane Irma aiming to go right up the middle of the state. As someone who’s lived through 6 hurricanes in her lifetime, the worst one being Andrew in Miami in 1992, you basically have 3 choices when you hear that a hurricane is coming:

  1. Leave – get the heck out of Dodge
  2. Go to a shelter
  3. Stay put, prep, hunker down and hope for the best

The problem with #1 is you need money and a place to stay to do that. It also takes time. There are only so many roads heading north in Florida. Being a peninsula, unless you can fly or take a fast boat, you have to hit the roads – along with millions of other people.

A shelter is good for those living in the coastal areas that are prone to storm surge or live in a mobile home. After Andrew, I helped out with a charity and we visited a mobile home park. It was decimated.

The 3rd choice of boarding up, stocking up and hunkering down is what I did. I parked my car near a baseball field with a concrete building, far from any loose stones, trees or debris and nothing happened to it. Everyone who left their cars in the apartment complex had damage from the decorative pebbles.

After the storm was worse. That’s the stress that people don’t plan for….

  • Living without electricity – all your food goes bad. I waited for 4 hours at a store for ice that melted in 2. Don’t bother. I was 2 weeks without power. After a while you get used to cold showers and tuna fish.
  • The banks won’t be working, neither will the ATMs. It took them several days to have money available for withdrawal.
  • Gas pumps won’t work. If you didn’t fill your gas tank up beforehand, forget it.
  • Where you work may not be open for a while. After Frances and Jeanne in Palm Bay in 2004, many businesses had to close because they did not have flood insurance and they didn’t imagine their businesses would be flooded from driving rain, broken roofs and windows.

That’s just the beginning. 

I’m sure the people of Houston, TX weren’t thinking they would get flooded like they did. Nor the folks losing their homes in the fires out west or in the earthquake in Mexico.

However, if you do know that stress is coming into your life, here are some tips in this cool infographic by Pound Place found on NeoMam.com.

How to Stay Calm When Stress is Upon You [Infographic]

Very soon in Tempe you’ll have a safe place to de-stress — Simply Smashing Rage Room.
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Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? What you need to do to prep…

After watching Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit Texas and Florida,, you can’t help but stop and think, “I am prepared in the event of a natural or manmade disaster?”

I’m not a “prepper” or a “survivalist”, however, I have lived through 6 hurricanes in my lifetime, the worst one being Andrew in Miami. Even if you home fares well, be prepared to live for a few days without power. I was 2 weeks without electricity after Andrews. My one lesson was not to wait for 4 hours at a grocery store for ice that melts in 2. Way not worth it!

Some of the basics that you need to be prepared are…

  • a radio
  • flashlight
  • batteries
  • canned or packaged, nonperishable food (don’t forget the can opener!)
  • small BBQ or camp stove
  • a full tank of gas in your car

Having at least these items will keep you sane, reduce stress and anxiety.

In this infographic from SafeSmartLiving.com has a complete list to be prepared…

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? What you need to do to prep

The best advice I can give in whatever situation you find yourself in is:

Be wise and be safe. 

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By Giselle Aguiar, entrepreneur and hurricane survivor and currently lives in Phoenix, AZ (no hurricanes).

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How to Relieve Stress in a Few Minutes in a Rage Room!

What could be your reason for going to a Rage Room? Stress? Anger? Frustrations?

Check out this video from Attn: Video. We’re featured in it! Literally relieve Stress in a just a few minutes!

  • Boyfriend/girlfriend left you
  • You can’t stand your boss/teacher
  • ____(some office equipment or vehicle) broke down
  • You just lost your job
  • You didn’t get the sale
  • Not so amicable divorce
  • Your team lost
  • Fill in the blank________ (comment below)
  • You’re in a high-stress job

We all have stressors in life. Simply Smashing Rage Room is a safe place to lose control.

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21 Things to do to get a Better Night’s Sleep

If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep you risk some serious health issues. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute…

Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.

It also makes you gain weight!

In infographic below from LifeHack.org, are 21 things you can do to improve your sleep.

Here are the top 10 things that worked for me. I now get a solid 8 hours most every night.

  1. Start dimming your lights about 2 hours before bedtime.
  2. Use a night-dimmer if you must read on your phone or tablet so you don’t have the blue light that keeps you up.
  3. Do not drink caffeine after 2 pm.
  4. Don’t drink alcohol 1 hour before bed.
  5. Don’t exercise heavily right before bed. Do yoga stretches before going to sleep to relax you.
  6. Drink chamomile tea.
  7. Remove the TV from the bedroom. I don’t miss it at all.
  8. No business or work after 8 pm. Period. It can wait till the morning. Keep a pen and notepad on your nightstand in case you get a brilliant idea. But try to start chilling 1 hour before bed.
  9. Take calcium, potassium, melatonin and magnesium supplements before bed.
  10. Block your eyes from any light. Use a night mask or bandana. The body starts creating melatonin in the dark.

There’s also a cool sleep app — Sleep Cycle — to download on your phone and place it on the nightstand. It’ll monitor your sleep.

21 Things to do to get a Better Night's Sleep

If stress and frustrations are keeping you awake, you’ll soon have a safe place to lose control! 

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Video: When You are Stressed, Try These Tips to Manage it

Today’s lifestyle includes stress – it’s a fact and a part of life. It’s how we handle it that makes the difference. Living in a stressed out state is unhealthy.

This video from “Brainsmart” (BBC) shows you 6 things you can do when you’re stressed.

  1. Get plenty of exercise
  2. Get in control
  3. Don’t stress alone
  4. Laugh
  5. Get down with nature
  6. Find something else to do instead of worrying!

Like going to the Rage Room – you can get plenty of exercise and release that stress in one visit! We’ll be open soon in Tempe!

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2 Reasons Companies Fail and How to Avoid Them

Why do companies fail? 2 Reasons:

They only do more of the same or they only do what’s new.

In this Ted Talk video, Knut Haanaes explains why companies fail and how to avoid it. 

The key is finding a balance between exploration and exploitation.

  1. Get ahead of the crisis
  2. Think in multiple time scales
  3. Invite challenge
  4. Be skeptical of success

Stress can be a huge factor when running a business no matter what size the company is.

Sometimes you can do something about it, and sometimes you can’t. Either way, you need an outlet for the stress. Otherwise, you’re going to get sick.

We’ve got the safe place for you to lose control! Simply Smashing Rage Room is just that: a room where you can go and break stuff to release tensions, anxieties, stress and frustrations.

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Video: Choose to Be Healthy: How to Reduce Stress at Work

Any work environment where the employees are stressed is not a healthy working environment. Given there are some stressful occupations, but it’s up to management to figure our how to reduce stress at work.

  • stress affects workers physically
  • 50% of work-related stress causes serious health issues
  • 80% can lead to long-term, chronic illnesses
  • stress has a financial cost on businesses
  • healthcare costs have risen dramatically partly because of increased stressful lifestyles

In this video,certified healthy lifestyle & wellness coach John Fenton talks about what employers can do to reduce stress at work:


You can…

  • hire a healthy and wellness coach – which might get a bit costly
  • find a good work-life “fit”
  • choose to be healthy and live a healthy lifestyle

AND you can visit a Rage Room! It’s a place where you can go an break stuff and release all your stress, frustrations and anxieties!

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What You Need to Do to Stop Multitasking

In the last 2 blog posts we talked about why multitasking is bad and some tips on focusing on what you need to get done.

Here we list 13 things that you can do to start Single-Tasking instead of Multitasking:

  1. Eat breakfast without checking your phone, watching the news or reading the paper.
  2. Simply sit and observe when you’re on the train, bus, or in a waiting room.
  3. Watch a movie from start to finish without distractions.
  4. Listen to an album all the way through.
  5. Focus on the art of listening instead of talking.
  6. Capture to-dos in a notebook instead of multitasking.
  7. Have a morning ritual.
  8. Divide your tasks into 20 minute intervals.
  9. Declutter your workspace.
  10. Detox from technology one day a week. (You do need at least one day of rest a week. Disconnect!)
  11. Check your phone/emails at designated times of the day.
  12. Slow down your evening with a night ritual. Start shutting off lights one hour before bed and stay off the phone, computer or tablet.
  13.  Keep one browser window open at a time when online.

These might sound difficult for you to do, but if you start implementing at lease a few of them at a time, you’ll see that you’ll be more focused and productive.

Everybody has times of stress. It’s part of life. Thankfully, we’re going to have a fun solution to the need to de-stress very soon in Tempe: Simply Smashing Rage Room! 

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The above list is based on Jo Chunyan’s article. 

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Stop Multitasking! You Can Train Your Brain to Focus

Did you know that you could train your brain like a muscle? Yes. These exercises can help you focus and become more productive! 

Here are some effective ways to fight distractions that will help you focus more on what you need to get done:

  1. Listen to music while you work. My mom used to wonder how I could listen to rock and roll music and do my homework at the same time. It has to do with the release of dopamine to your brain. Positive moods help you focus more.
  2. Train your mind like a muscle. Turn off the distractions for a certain amount of time. That email doesn’t need to be addressed immediately! If the phone rings, let them leave a message. If they really want to reach you, they will.
  3. Watch your coffee intake. Yes, caffeine helps you to be alert, but you only need 6 oz. of coffee. Any more can cause anxiousness.

Check out this infographic from CareerBliss with details on how to focus better:

Stop Multitasking! You Can Train Your Brain to Focus -infographic Simply Smashing Rage Room

Next time: Mindfulness!

And in case you missed it the first part of this series: Why You Need to Stop Multitasking [Infographic]

Being stressed out and anxious gets you nowhere! When you feel frustrated, come to the Rage Room and let it out!

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Why You Need to Stop Multitasking [Infographic]

Baby boomers will remember when the Personal Computer first came out in the 90s. The coolest thing ever was their ability to do multitasking. You could have more than window or program open and easily switch back and forth.

As PCs got smarter, as did our phones, medical science now tells us that multitasking is bad for us.

I’m a high-energy person. I do have trouble shutting off my brain to relax and fall asleep at night. Even praying becomes an instant to-do list in my head.

I found this infographic on Inc. It’s created by Fuse and they’re promoting video conferencing. Which, by the way, is the only way I do 1:1 coaching. I also do initial phone consults with everybody instead of meeting them for coffee somewhere. I use an online scheduler to manage my consults. Saves a ton of time and effort.

What caught my eye in the infographic on multitasking was:

  • All the distractions and interruptions we have every day. Hence why I use a scheduler!
  • 92% of workers admit they multitask during meetings. How annoying is it when you’re presenting something and people texting or checking emails. Is it really that urgent?
  • The drop in productivity. Aren’t we multitasking to be more productive?
  • It takes longer to accomplish a single task.
  • We make more errors?

Why You Need to Stop Multitasking [infographic]

This is the first in a series of 3 articles on Multitasking, Focusing and Mindfulness.

If multitasking is leading you to anxiety and stress, Simply Smashing Rage Room will be opening soon in Tempe. It’s a place where you can go into a room by yourself or with friends and break stuff. You can release all your anger and frustrations!

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About the Author:

Giselle Aguiar, founder of AZ Social Media Wiz is a social media, inbound and content marketing specialist & trainer helping small business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields. She’s been doing Internet marketing since 1995. She manages the social media and content marketing for Simply Smashing Rage Room and other clients. Check out her social media marketing classes on YouTube.

Top drawing by Urs Steiner (cc). 

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