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6 Ways to Help You Deal With Your Anxiety

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We are all familiar with anxiety and worry but the level of uneasiness vary from one person to another, some may have their heart beating faster than the usual in response to a stressful situation while others may find trouble breathing when they’re confronted with an overwhelming responsibility.

Anxiety affects you in many ways, it can affect your level of performance in work and can sometimes even affect your relationships with friends and family. So how to deal with these thoughts inside your head? How to cope with anxiety and find easiness? Below are ways for you to help you cope with anxiety.

Stop and Breathe

Whenever you start getting feelings of worry and uneasiness, when you start hearing unwanted voices inside your head, just stop and breathe. Keep reminding yourself that they exist only in your head and that you’re probably overreacting, regain control over your mind by sitting down and taking a few deep breaths.

Practice Yoga

Use yoga poses to help calm down your anxiety and help you find your center because focusing on your body instead of your mind can help relieve your anxiety.

Identify and learn to manage your triggers

It’s important to know what are the things that trigger your anxiety in order to stay away from them, so the first step you should do is identify them and then try and manage them.

Once you figure that out those triggers, try and limit your exposure to them if you can, or find coping techniques to help you deal with these triggers.

Change your diet

Research shows that following a better diet can help reduce anxiety and is certainly a long-term strategy.

Your diet should include:

  • lemon balm
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • ashwagandha
  • green tea
  • valerian root
  • kava kava
  • dark chocolate

Listen to music

Listening to your favorite tunes can help calm your nerves, or enjoying any of your hobbies. You can cruise with your car with no destination in mind and just listen to your favorite calming music.

Focus on what you can change

Some of the triggers you can’t control such as family issues or financial problems, but there are other triggers that you can control. Find those you can take control of and try to change them. Even if that means quitting your job or cutting off toxic people, remember that your mental health and well being come first.

 

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Tamer Hosny Breaks Guinness World Record in Abu Dhabi

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Our very own pop star Tamer Hosny performed last night at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall a song that he wrote in honor of the UAE’s year of tolerance. That’s not all, as the star got to break a Guinness World record at the mall with the help of his fans.

Up until Thursday, fans kept posting messages to the star with the hope that he would collect the most contributions ever made to a bulletin board and that way, break a new Guinness World Record. Which impressively, they managed to make it happen!

The Marina Mall shared a number of the messages that Hosny received, saying they had received “a lot of positive and many influential messages” for Hosny.

Last night was certainly Hosny’s night as he got to break the record for being the most inspirational and influential star in the world, it is also worth mentioning that he broke his own record with twice the number this year!

“My entry to Guinness World Record will be a historical victory for every Egyptian and Arab … my greatest joy is making history with my art.” The star said prior to his win.

Congratulations to the superstar, we couldn’t be any prouder of him!

 

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Egypt Jumps Up Four Places in the Climate Change Performance Index for 2019

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Minister of Environment Yasmin Fouad announced on Wednesday that Egypt has managed to jump four places in the Climate Change Performance Index for 2019 and now ranks the 24th place out of 57 evaluated countries.

The minster said in a press release that this progress is because of the many attributions that Egypt has adopted in addressing the effects of climate change, one of these attributions was participating in the presidential summit on climate change in Madrid.

Egypt has also received an invitation to join the COP25 climate change conference, which will take place in Madrid from December 2nd till the 13th.

According to a study by the Climate Change Performance Index 2019, Egypt successfully scored a total of 57.49 points, and Egypt is expected to continue this incredible progress through the promising plans and initiatives that will address the effects of climate change and hopefully help put an end to it.

 

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Mansour Mobilizes to Phase Out One-Use Plastic Bags

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The Mansour Group is proud to continue its environmentally friendly efforts by selling reusable, locally produced shopping bags at its Fresh Food Market stores.

The new waterproof eco-friendly bags are large, durable, and produced in partnership with the Degla Community Development Foundation, an organization that employs and empowers more than 65 skilled female bread earners.

Fresh Food Market is a premium retail gourmet chain and is part of the Metro Markets company owned by Mansour.

These efforts are a result of round-table discussions between Mansour, the Ministry of the Environment, and The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe. The aim is to reduce Egypt’s reliance on plastic bags and move to safer alternatives.

Mansour’s environmental initiative aims to reduce reliance on plastic bags. They encourage their shoppers to buy locally produced bags instead of using plastic bags. They are also planning to implement these changes at all of their Metro and Kheir Zaman stores.

In 2015, they were able to reduce their overall annual electrical consumption by a third after converting all existing retail, factory, and building lights to efficient L.E.D. lighting. Such initiatives are part of Mansour’s broader environmental policies.

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