How To Bring Outdoor Recipes Indoors

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You love everything about camping and the great outdoors — the plants, the animals, the quiet, the stars in the sky. When you’re stuck indoors because of weather, work or time, you can still bring some of your favorite aspects of camping to your home. One of the easiest and most fun ways to do this is with your favorite camping recipes. You don’t need a roaring fire, but just a few tricks to make a delicious meal.

Breakfast

You don’t need a campfire to get a delicious, outdoor-inspired breakfast. If you want to go for a classic, like pancakes, a cast iron skillet will be your new best friend. These skillets retain their heat and provide a nice, even cook to every dish, meaning you can make pancake after pancake without having to wait for the pan to rebound its temperature. Cast iron also is a great choice because it retains the flavors of oil, butter and grease when you season the pan. You can easily use a cast iron skillet on your stove top at home (or put it in the oven for baked dishes). An outdoors store will carry a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which will help you choose the right skillet for your home and camping trips. Now, for your pancakes, you’re going to want to add some fresh butter before every serving to keep that rich flavor. Check out Fresh off the Grid for a full recipe.

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Tips + Tricks To Keep Stress At Bay + Care For Your Mane

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The demands of being a mum ~ running a household, sending the children to school on time, and beating work deadlines ~ can take its toll on us. Life can, indeed, be challenging at times but it is a relief to know that there will always be a way to resolve these challenges and come out victorious. Having this in mind will be easy to keep your patience and continue to move forward.

Here are a few things you can do to keep stress and worries at bay:

  • Eat healthy ~ Eating the right food can alter your mood. Having low-level of folic acid in your body can cause anxiety, hence, food such as asparagus, avocado, salmon, and almond are recommended to fight stress hormones.
  • Stay calm ~ Listen to comforting music and reading feel-good stories can help switch you to a calm mood.
  • Exercise ~ Exercise releases endorphins that can relieve you from stress and anxiety.
  • Supplement ~ Taking in Vitamins such as B-complex can alter mood swings.

Don’t let your stress factors contribute to your hair loss. Letting yourself succumb to anxiety will definitely show up to your follicles and this can lead to more hair loss.

Hectic schedules and pressure from work, not to mention the pollution and filth outside easily make you feel unease and, at times, irritable. Slow down a bit, have fun and relax. There’s no better way to begin with your mane.

Tips To Care For Your Mane

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Tips + Tricks: How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

One skill that’s worth learning is how to stay calm under pressure. There are many life situations that’ll have you thinking how happy you are that you know what to do when you encounter a tough circumstance. The alternative is embarrassing yourself and living with regrets.

Play to your strengths and understand what you do best as you attempt to train yourself to keep your cool in sticky situations. Know that it can be learned and you’re capable of managing yourself if you stay focused. Be kind to yourself in the process and understand that you’ll make mistakes. See how to stay calm under pressure.

Prepare in your Off Time

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What you do when you’re not in a challenging situation matters a great deal. Do whatever it takes to learn breathing techniques that slow your body down and ways to handle stressful encounters. Managing your stress is a big one that you should pay attention to as you learn how to deal with high-pressure situations. Exercise, eat right and meditate to keep your mind and body level at all times. It’s just like getting ready for a race or presentation. You’re preparing for the worst, even when you’re feeling good.

Problem Solve

You’ll stay calmer under pressure when you know how to problem solve, instead of going into full panic mode. For example, if you have hard drive failure call the professionals who you know can fix your problem. This is better than trying to do it yourself and making it worse. Complaining and throwing a fit only makes you look bad. Using your problem-solving skills to find a solution will deliver results and allow you to move forward with your day.

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Talk to Someone

If you’re irritated and don’t feel like what’s going on is fair, then talk to someone. Open up and share how you’re feeling and what’s bothering you. The other person will listen and offer up advice that you can take or leave. This is better than yelling at a person involved and saying words that you’ll later regret. Find someone who’s removed from the situation and can offer up an outsider opinion on the matter. Even if you don’t leave with a solution, getting the story off of your chest will help calm you down.

Stay Present

Focus on the present moment when you’re under pressure. Notice where you are, who you’re with and think before you speak or act. Notice your thoughts as they pass by and grab the ones you determine are worth sharing. Staying in the moment allows you to deal with the issue at hand and not other problems or worries that are going on outside of your current situation. Be present and try to understand what’s unfolding right in front of you and what you have control over at the time.

Mum’s Two Cents

You’re going to encounter uncomfortable circumstances in life. Although it’s not ideal, try to make the best of the situation. This is how you can stay calm under pressure.

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Thankful Thursday: Of Gratitude + Life

The attitude of gratitude enriches our lives in more ways than we can ever imagine. It turns around an otherwise uneventful or boring day and makes an interesting day even more beautiful. Continuing on to be grateful might be a little difficult, especially when things aren’t particularly going your way, but notice how a day full of disappointments turns into one full of joy and wonders if only we learn to always focus on the good and count our blessings. Indeed, more often than not, the way our day, and our lives, would turn out depends largely on what we focus on. We do have the power to turn things around, with a single positive thought at a time.

This week I am grateful for:

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