9 Strange Habits Only Smart People Have




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Highly intelligent people share a lot of the same mannerisms and habits. But the surprising truth is, many of us probably wouldn’t be able to spot one in real life if we were just looking at the way they act in everyday life. Why? Well, because these odd habits highly intelligent people tend to have probably aren’t what you think! Here are a few!

Did you know that highly intelligent people do things differently compared to an average person? Watch this video to find out:

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Tips To Help You Manage Your Stress!

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It can be hard to keep a job with the economy today when there are a lot of businesses who are looking to cut their employees so they can hoard the profits. When you find yourself feeling stressed-out or overwhelmed, you should not allow the problem to escalate. The advice from this article will allow you to rid your life of stress.

Make sure you’re not taking too much on. If you’re feeling stressed, particularly at work, it could be because you’re trying to take on too much work at once. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re not able to handle your work load, let your boss know. Often, your boss will be more than happy to help you out or help you to find someone who can.

A great tip that can help you fight stress is to simply exercise. Exercising is great because it releases chemicals in your body that will make you feel better. You’ll also be able to put your nervous energy to good use by exercising. Exercising is a fantastic way to keep stress down.

Try going jogging with some friends in a park. Not only will the exercise work out tension, it will also help you to flush out toxins in your system through sweating. Allow jogging and running to help you de-stress.

Limit the amount of alcohol that you drink during the course of the night when at the bar or club. When you consume alcohol, your stress levels will go up and you will become flustered quicker. Instead, drink soda or a fruit drink if you want to limit your stress.

When you are feeling overwhelmed and are dealing with a great deal of stress, it is important to learn how to breathe. Stress is most common with fears, sadness and anger. When you feel any of these emotions, breathe and imagine you are breathing the emotions out of you. Awareness of what triggers stress is the first step to tackling it and breathing will ground you in the moment and make you aware of what you are feeling.

A great tip that can help to you keep your stress levels down is to take a hot bath. The hot water will make you feel relaxed and you’ll forget about all of your troubles. Taking a hot bath can help keep your stress in check and it’s something you can do everyday.



A lot of the stress that you have as the day wears on is due to your appearance. Make sure that you look as good as you can during the day, even if this means waking up early to spend more time getting ready. Maximize your appearance to minimize your anxiety.

Identifying triggers that causes stress is essential to learning how to cope. If you can remove it from your life, then you should do so. Once you remove what is causing you stress, it will feel as if a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

If you are out and about for the majority of the day, you will constantly be in the light. When you get home, one thing that you should do is dim the lights as low as possible. Light puts a lot of tension on the eyes, which can elevate your stress level.

To reduce stress, try cutting out caffeine from your diet. Switch from regular coffee to decaf and try to drink, either caffeine-free sodas or an alternative drink. If you’re used to drinking a lot of caffeine, ween yourself off slowly so that you don’t get a withdrawal headache. This should help to reduce your stress levels.

Try aromatherapy for calming your nerves and reducing your stress levels. Citrus and lavender are both proven to do just this. You can use scented soaps in the shower, or try candles or heated oils in your home. If you surround yourself with peaceful scents you can reduce the amount of stress you feel at home.

Don’t keep your feelings bottled up inside. You need to let out your thoughts and emotions, or the stress of holding them in can increase your blood pressure and raise the possibility of other health problems. If you don’t have a confidant or friend you can speak to, consider the services of a professional counselor.

If you hear a funny joke or have an amusing experience, be sure to write it down. Your humor journal can be fun to review later, and more importantly, the very act of recording funny, positive memories will focus your mind on them and make them stick.

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At times. when you doing one thing after another, you may tend to move or think very fast. It is very important to slow down and take a deep breath to allow yourself to keep things in perspective. Remember to take things slowly throughout your day. If you can slow things down and not rush so much, you will do wonders for your anxiety.

Walk, bike, run or whatever! Just get out there and do it! A variety of stress hormones and neurochemicals build up in our bodies when we experience chronic stress. Exercise is one of the most effective ways to reduce these chemicals, one of the most effective ways to prevent significant stress-related damage to our health.

Make time for meditation. This will encourage your consciousness to take a breather and aid in muscle relaxation. Regular meditation leads to consistent relaxation throughout your day. This will also help control your stress levels in even the tensest situations.

If you want to limit the stress in your life, indulge in a new language. This will open the world up to you so that you can gain a greater perspective and understanding, helping you to feel good about yourself. Become enamored with a new language to decrease your anxiety.

Stress is not something you want to have to handle when you are at work. Stress in any area of a person’s life can also have detrimental affects, and left untreated, it can lead to depression, addiction and even suicidal tendencies. Implement the tips given in this article to help manage the stress in your life.



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