Stop Feeling Sad

There will come a time that you will feel sadness for no reason. When this happens, you should redeem yourself before it takes a toll on your physical and mental health. The feeling of sadness is natural but if you experience it all the time, something must be wrong. Some people escape sadness by using drugs, drinking alcohol, binge eating, etc. This is not healthy. If you want to deal with sadness the healthy way, you should consider the following things:

Identify the trigger

At the onset, it is important to identify the causes of your sadness. Sometimes you may feel sad for no apparent reason but if you look deeper and understand the situation, you will find the root cause of your sadness. Take time to discover what it is that saddens you. Only you can identify it.

Do your best to resolve or address it

If you identified the problem, do your best to resolve or address it. If for example it is about your relationship, talk with your partner and sort things out. If it is about the family, tell them what really bothers you.

If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but an act of bravery. If you cannot handle the feeling or if you find it hard to resolve the problem or issue, be humble to ask for the help and support of loved ones, family and friends.

Keep yourself busy

Instead of drinking, smoking, taking drugs or overeating, you can instead consider healthy activities to keep yourself busy and distracted. Sadness is only a state of mind. If you learn to control it, you will feel lighter and happier. If you feel sad, you can simply do the things that you enjoy most and you can get over the feeling.

Secrets to Handle Work Pressures

No matter how you avoid stress, it will find its way in your life. Stress is part of life and it can come in the form of pressure in the workplace. Failure to handle or manage it will cost you dearly. Remember that how you handle pressure at work and stress in general can considerably influence your professional success in the long run. You can minimize pressures and the stress it can give you by considering the following tips:

Plan ahead

Nothing beats a man who is prepared. Planning ahead will give you time to consider things thoroughly and do some contingencies. Planning ahead is important so you can avoid beating the deadline and cramming of course. You should prepare the materials required for a specific project and make sure you have all the information needed long before the deadline.

Focus and organize

You need to focus on your task. If you have an upcoming project, you need to make a detailed timetable and organize it according to the urgency. If you make a list of your priorities every day, you will finish everything with time to spare. Focus on the important things and don’t get distracted by other unnecessary things.

Consider breaks

If you feel that your body is tensing, pause for a while to rest. You can consider quick bathroom break, water break, snack break, breathing techniques, stretching or simply walking outside. It is not a waste of time. Don’t overdo it because it will cause harm more than good.

Be flexible

It is mentioned that you need contingencies. This is a good thing because there are things that you cannot control.

2013 Affordable Travel Destinations

Perhaps, most of us think that travelling would cost a fortune. We often think that in order for us to go out of town, we have to save up thousands of dollars. But we don’t really need that much. You can still find amazing destinations even with your tight budget. Here are 4 of the best places in the world you can explore without draining your cash bank.

1. Quebec, Canada – This city offers exceptional French architecture and cuisine, almost as stellar as Paris. If you’re visiting the place during winter season, you will witness the annual winter Carnival festival, when horse-drawn sleighs and ice sculptures take over the whole Quebec City. You will also find shops like La Petite Cabane à Sucre de Québec that sells heavenly tasty maple syrup.

2. Lisbon, Portugal – With its buildings adorned with tiles painted in blue flowery intricate designs – or azulejos – Lisbon equates the beauty of many European spots, plus the 30% less for accommodation expenses. Lisbon’s economy is still recovering from the financial crisis, which made lodges and hotels offer great discounts to attract foreign dollars.

3. Roatan, Honduras – Roatan, the Island off the coast of Honduras, is now getting more popular with its ecotourism, zip-lining adventures, and first-class diving sites all available for discount prices. The place offers very low lodging prices compared to high-profile lodging in Caribbean island.

4. Albuquerque, New Mexico – Albuquerque is a town in New Mexico whose nearby airport is just half an hour drive from picturesque parkland. Hotels in the area, such as the Hotel Parq Central and Andaluz, offer affordable rates that are way lesser than the rates offered by properties in major cities of U.S.

Second City 50 Journalist Reports on Global News

Second City News Reports is the brainchild of a group of 50 journalists in Singapore. We aim to provide the most comprehensive and up to date information about news in Singapore as well as globally on second city. Our coverage includes material from education institutes, as we experience different things through exchange programs and learning how other students from academic institutes operate around the world. This increased exposure to journalism around the world, will greatly probe to be extremely useful in the furthering of our endeavors. Through this site, we aim to provide good quality information about academics to our readers. Our content will be solid, coming from college-level students in Singapore.

It is with some interest that this site was created by fifty college students in Singapore, with exposures of different countries and second city. Coupled with the coincidental fact that Singapore Second City is Fifty years old as well, as she has just celebrated her fiftieth year of independence just recently. This journalist site proves to be very sentimental to us, and we aim to provide good quality, readable information for our audience.

Singapore is a metropolitan city, a melting pot of different cultures. Its people are made up of various ethnicities, especially most recently as more people chose Singapore as their homeland for personal and business reasons. Singapore has grown to be one of the most advanced and modern societies in this world today, leaning on a knowledge-based economy to drive its industry. Therefore, education is key in this country. Literacy rates are amongst the highest in the world, giving rise to many educational institutions, both public and private. They produce outstanding workers in this globalized world, where knowledge is key in the workplace. Understanding this, the college landscape in Singapore is vibrant and conducive for students to express their understanding of subjects. Journalism is a very sought-after trade in Singapore as well, commanding one of the highest cut off points to enter such courses at the public colleges.

We look forward to keeping you updated with the best news that we can provide here as undergrads, working adults and post grads in Singapore.

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