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Managing Stress From Day to Day and How it Helps You Maintain Self-determination

Managing stress from day to day is something we all have to learn. While we have to learn to manage stress, keep in mind that we cannot terminate stress forever. You need to learn to thrive on stress and stay in control on a daily basis. Learning to thrive on daily stress is hard for some people. There are ways to relieve some stress to stay in control of our daily actions and thoughts. If you lose control, stress will take over and can be lead to major health problems. Start today and practice skills to help relieve daily stress before it has a change to rule your life.

Use guides to help you find solutions with relieving stress. Set up an exercise plan to relieve your joints and muscles of excessive stress that builds up when you do not stay active. Create a plan. Plan to exercise three or four days each week. The new activities will help you to feel like a new person. Outline your plan to exercise three times a week and set some goals so that you have a purpose in mind. Write down…

5 Ways Nigerians Can Save Money on Car Repairs

Owning a car is one of the most expensive aspects of many Nigerians’ yearly spending. A car is the 2nd largest purchase that most consumers in Nigeria make, after a home. But, it’s a fact that costs never stop when you own a vehicle. Aside from insurance and fuel costs which are certainly a big part of the total cost of owning a car each year, car repairs can be extremely costly for car owners. No matter where you live, you can expect to pay some money on necessary car repairs. Preventative maintenance is very important, but it can still be pricey.

Generally, car repairs can be particularly detrimental to a budget when they are unexpected; it can help to budget ahead of time and plan for common repairs. Below, we have listed some smart moves to save serious money on car repairs.

If your car is still under warranty, take it back to the dealer for free repairs Most new vehicles and even some Tokunbo cars sold in Nigeria come with 1-3 years warranty that covers most almost everything. Ens…

Therapy Procedures for Speech Disorders

When a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with his or her voice, then he or she has a speech disorder. Difficulties pronouncing sounds, or articulation disorders, and stuttering are examples of speech disorders.

The terminal goal of speech therapy is for the client to spontaneously use the appropriate speech sounds of his or her linguistic culture in connected speech. In this context, therapy becomes a continuum of short-term goals designed to meet the terminal goal. And therapy procedures may either use the motor or traditional approach or the cognitive-linguistic approach.

Motor or Traditional Approach This approach is structure-based and uses drills more. Drills are activities that have rapid rates of stimulus presentation and which puts much stress on accuracy of the patient’s response to the stimulus and the said response reaching various set criteria.

Under this approach is auditory training. Its proponent is Charles Van Riper. This…

5 Reasons You Should Cook at Home Instead of Eating Out in Lagos

Variety of Dishes lavishly and tastefully displayed to invite and tempt Lagosians who want to feed their stomach. At Mama puts or Bukkas dotted around the city, you find bankers, civil servants and artisans jostling to buy food at these spots. Madam give me Amala with efo riro, shaki, roundabout and pomo, they shout at the top of their voices. 
In other cases, if you don’t like mama put, then the fancy restaurants is the place you frequent. While you regularly patronise these restaurants every day, have you ever considered cooking for yourself?

Of course, you are very busy and you have to leave home at 4am and return at 10pm and this will not give you time to cook. Perhaps, these reasons will encourage you to cook instead of eating out every day.

You can trust what you eating For those who eat out often, they are not in the know of the kind of ingredients that have been used in preparing the food. It what they are served that they eat. But if you cook at home, you have the discretion …

5 Christmas Shopping Tips For Everyone in Nigeria

The Christmas bells are starting to ring and there is already merriment in the air as Nigerians are always eager to welcome the yuletide season, recession or not. As much as we love the Christmas parties, rice, chicken, and bottomless glasses of red wine, though, Christmas can be stressful financially as when you add it all up, it actually turns out to be a super expensive time of year.

With that said, it doesn't always have to be. There are ways to avoid spending your Naira on the less important parts of the festive season. We share 5 tips for saving money and staying sane while navigating holiday shopping madness.
Plan for affordability, not desirability Yes, you want the best for yourself this Christmas, however, you need to put your account balance in mind. Before you start planning, ask yourself: How much can I afford to spend this holiday season? Make a list, keep a budget in mind and set realistic spending limits. It is actually easier to mark out the specifics when you have…

4 Reasons Civil Servants In Nigeria Need To Travel More

There is an actual need for civil servants in Nigeria, who make the majority of the country’s labour force, to travel once in awhile for vacation. Whether it is within their local government, interstate, or out of the country (going abroad) traveling offers to them essential benefits that cannot be denied. From unwinding, sightseeing to adventure, a trip or vacation does not just spice the boring office life that most of them have; it takes away the daily hustle-bustle and constant pressures that come with life in Nigeria. Even more, civil servants who tend to travel often, tend to succeed more at work and business than those who do not.

Certainly, traveling creates ripple effects which go on, deep and permanent, affecting the traveler’s ideas of life and work. Curious to know how this happens? Here are four ways traveling can give Nigerian civil servants the much-needed boost at work or in their career.

Fuels creativity Travelling has a way of opening the mind of the traveler and thu…

5 Nighttime Routines to Avoid Weight Gain

There are lifestyle habits or routines that you engage in that may affect your health. Unknown to you, some of these habits are usually due to your evening or night time activities. These activities if you don’t nip it in the bud can make you add weight. So, if you don’t want to gain weight, here are some nighttime habits you need to embrace.

Brush your teeth after dinner If you have a knack for eating your dinner late in the night, you should always brush your teeth as it will prevent post-dinner snacking. Most times, when you brush your teeth, you are likely not to munch or eat anything after that.

Don't eat in front of the television If you consistently eat dinner in front of the TV, you concentrate on the TV rather than your food. This can lead to weight gain. So, not being mindful of the meal you're eating can lead to eating more; and paying attention to a meal can lead to eating less.

Get enough sleep Sleep deprivation has more consequences. It can lead to serious healt…

5 Ways to Get Rid of Guests Who Overstay Their Welcome

It's normal in Nigeria for you to organise a party and some of your guests sleep over. There is nothing wrong with that. If you don't want to lodge them in a hotel, they have to sleep in your home. But what if your guest takes advantage of your magnanimity and extends their stay? This can be very discomforting because you would be in a dilemma on how to get rid of your guest who has overstayed their welcome. In addition, you don't want to annoy them and still stay friends even after getting rid of them. So, if you don't know what to do, here are smart ways to get rid of guests who have overstayed their welcome.

Make time part of the invitation They say prevention is better than cure. This mantra can also apply here. If you don't want a guest to overstay, you should state it clearly the time the party is going to start and end. This will prevent any friend from thinking of staying. But this may not apply to family relatives. But it's not a bad idea to include it…

Best Gift Ideas For Her And Him This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping can be crazy — there are too many crowds, too many cars on snowy or rainy highways, and too much shopping stress where there should be holiday fun. Remember when gift giving WAS fun? It can be again, with a little help from online coupons. Online coupons are your ticket to easy shopping and FUN gift giving this year. A single mouse click on a coupon could be your ticket to great giving.

One of the big worries at holiday time is what to buy that special someone in your life. Men and women alike, struggle over what to buy each other. Instead of wringing your hands in the shopping malls, take a fun internet stroll over the wide variety of choices. For a man, try clicking on the Consumer Electronics section. You were probably planning a trip to Best Buy anyway, but now you can shop for the hottest Xbox games and IPod accessories online, thanks to your online coupon! What are the savings like? Everything from a selection of gifts for just under fifty dollars to rebate cou…

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For Nigerian Parents Who Need to Chill

It’s Christmas, the season to shop for presents. And of course, you definitely want to include your parents on the list when you go shopping. But then…when the holiday season comes rolling around, there’s a good chance the parents on your shopping list need just about everything from household items to kitchen gadgets and more.

Thanks to the recession, a lot of Nigerian parents have been wound up tight since the start of the year and would rather benefit from a gift that ensures they catch a break and just chill. We suggest top 5 Christmas gifts for your Nigerian parents who need to chill.

Holiday package from Jumia Travel A great way to gift your stressed-out parents is to pay for a short relaxation or get away. From special family holiday package in Abeokuta at the Green Legacy Resort to Amazing Beach Holiday at La Campagne Tropicana, Lagos, there are many packages to pick from.

Tickets to Wakaa: The Musical Music is certainly food for the soul and your parents will definitely bene…

5 Reasons You Will Not Meet Anyone At a Lagos Club

Lonely? Single? Then a place to meet a potential soulmate is going to a club. And there are so many of them in Lagos. However, some people have frequented this particular club every weekend but no one has said hello let alone try to woo them. They will start to question themselves if there something and the next thing is that you will stop seeing them at the club. While some people frown at meeting a partner at a club some people don’t mind. Whichever divide you belong, here are some reasons why you are not being noticed whenever you go clubbing in Lagos.

You are not ‘responsibly’ dressed Some nightcrawlers have the perception that because they are going to the club they can irresponsibly dressed. Rather than use 'beautiful’ to describe you, ‘hot’ will be the preferred word. Without any doubt, your eye-popping dressing to get people’s attention. It is either both of you end up at a nearby hotel or he buys you a drink to break the ice.

You are intoxicated There is no club in Lago…

Why Am I Angry?

We all asked this question at some point in our lifetime. The best way to answer is to ask the person to reach deep in their own mind and search for the answers. Having full control of your life is virtually impossible, since we all have bosses. This causes anger for some of us, since we may have endured a life with a controlling person, or parent.

We all have rules to follow and this often discourages people when they see certain rules are ridiculous. We may live with our family and at times, someone gets on our nerves. We may work and feel that the job is just not happening, and wish we had a better position in life. We may go to school and someone is bullying us, or else intimidating us emotionally.
There are many reasons a person is angry and all the listed at justifiable for anger to occur. What matters is how we learn to cope with our anger. Either we can take the path to destruction or we can wonder off down the road to success. Either way you are going to feel anger, since th…

6 Things Nigerians Actually Want For Christmas This Year

With Christmas hurtling towards us all at an increasing speed, many Nigerians now have their minds filled with thoughts of what they should include on their wish list. The truth is, everyone is in the spirit of giving, but deep down also looking forward to receiving. Unfortunately, while Nigerians may include such items as cooker, blender, hampers, e.t.c on their list, they are far from what they really want to receive this season.

We wanted to know — what do Nigerians really want this Christmas? And after asking around, here are six items that topped the list:

Increase in the value of exchange rate In the last year, the Naira has drastically depreciated against almost every foreign currency. The standard of living around Nigeria has generally gone up as exports are now more competitive and imports more expensive. Basically, the economy is in a recession, and inflation is worse than ever. A large number of people are thus praying for a Christmas miracle where the dollar will no longer…

5 Ideas To Make Your Overnight Guest Feel At Home

Guest will always come around. You can’t stop them even when they only stay for a few days. Mother-in-laws, siblings, friends, cousins and the ones who simply breeze in without informing are the ones you should expect in a typical Nigeria society. So, you have to make them comfortable as much as you can due to the stress of travelling. And there is more to making a room cosy or comfortable than simply providing a bed. This is essential if they are passing the night at your place. Below are some ideas on how to make your guest feel welcomed.

Prepare early Some guests will inform you few days before they arrive that they are paying you a visit. If this is the case, you don’t want them sleeping in a random room. You should dedicate time to the bedroom. Ensure that the beddings are clean, there are enough pillows and the lightings are working.

Provide basic needs You don’t want your guest always knocking on your door requesting for one thing or the other. Therefore, anticipate their needs…