Become a volunteer. Find something you enjoy doing and look into community organizations or events offering volunteer positions. You’ll learn to better manage your personal time while enjoying the benefits of helping others. If you’re not very comfortable in social situations, this will also help you interact with other people.
Exercise. Not only does exercise improve physical health, you’ll also see improvements in your mental health. For people battling low self-esteem, exercise can boost your confidence and feel more energized. This is also a great way to reduce stress and anxiety from your daily life.
Take a vacation. Getting a break from your daily work routine will help replenish your energy and reduce stress. Studies also show people who frequently take vacation are also at less risk of developing heart issues.
Read. Find a subject or genre you’re interested in and spend some time each day reading. Losing yourself in a good book can help reduce stress while exercising your mind. You’ll want to find a quiet place free of distraction to best benefit from a reading break.
Eat healthy. This is a key component in being healthy in general, which offers mental health benefits in addition to physical health. Eating lean and losing weight will improve your mood and reduce stress. You’ll generally also see an improvement in sleep quality and increased levels of energy.
Find a hobby. This may also include something already mentioned in this list such as reading or exercise. A good hobby can be the kind of activity you often think about when doing other things or while at work. Ideally you want to find a pleasant activity which doesn’t leave you frustrated afterward.
Heavy snowfall in Metro Vancouver the past couple weeks has caused some problems for motorists trying to make their way around. A Global News report indicates extreme delays on the road and even cancelled bus routes. One additional factor includes bridge closures while ice is cleared off the cables, as falling ice has caused damage to passing vehicles in previous years.
As of the time of this post, the current alert for Metro Vancouver from Environment Canada is as follows:
Another Pacific front advancing over the South Coast will bring 15 to 25 mm of rain through this evening and into Tuesday morning. In areas where significant amounts of snow remain from Monday morning there is the potential for localized flooding. This is most likely over the northern and eastern sections of Metro Vancouver and over northern sections of the Fraser Valley. Fortunately snow levels are expected to remain high enough with this system to give snowfall only to the mountains. However near Hope weak outflow will develop overnight bringing the potential for up to 5 cm.
In behind this system strong northwest winds locally gusting to 80 km/h are expected to spread over most areas Tuesday morning. This will bring the potential for power outages with some trees weakened by the latest series of storms. Winds and precipitation should ease in the afternoon.
According to this CBC News article, residents of the area are frustrated with the city’s apparent lack of readiness in dealing with the storm. On the plus side, anyone hitting the local ski hills (and making it there) are sure to enjoy the snow.
Also as a reminder, drivers should check the road cameras and conditions at DriveBC prior to hitting the highways.
What is a cuddle buddy? Similar to how people look online for dating, relationships or casual hookups, there also exists a market for “cuddle buddies” wherein two people meet up strictly to cuddle. This may sound weird and the idea of cuddle buddies seems to gather mixed opinions from the general public, but this sort of activity is serving the purpose of fulfilling the human desire for affection. The concept of a cuddle buddy isn’t anything new, but with the growing popularity of online dating related services we’re likely to see an increase in the number of sites/applications offering cuddle buddy matches. Read More
Paul at CupidClick Dating has explored most of the smaller highways across southern British Columbia in the past several years. We’re going to talk about some of the more fun and scenic drives he’s come across.
Slocan Valley – Depending on where you’re driving from, this could end up being a long trip especially if you do it in a single day. From western BC, you’ll want to east on Highway 3 until you reach Castlegar. Just north of Castlegar is the turn which takes up up Highway 6 passing through Slocan, Silverton and New Denver. Highway 31A out of New Denver will connect you to Kaslo and Highway 31 south along Kootenay Lake toward Nelson. From there you can connect back up with Castlegar or head south toward Salmo and Trail. Much of this drive involves winding mountain roads with nice scenery. You can also make a stop at the Sandon ghost town which happens to be seen in the cover photo for this article.
Highway 23 “Big Bend” – Highway 23 north of Revelstoke will take you along Lake Revelstoke and the Columbia River until the highway ends at the Mica Dam. There’s a number of camping areas along the way, and the highway isn’t very busy as it doesn’t connect anywhere.
Highway 8 Nicola – This highway runs between Merritt and Spences Bridge. It isn’t necessarily a long drive, but it is fairly enjoyable with the right vehicle. Similar highways in the area include Highway 12 north to Lillooet and Highway 99 connecting back to Highway 97 near Cache Creek.
Old Hope-Princeton Route – This is Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton passing through Manning Park. You’ll still encounter traffic on this route but the drive is fun.
Coalmont Rd – This route leaves Princeton and heads north-west through Coalmont and Tulameen. A fairly fun drive and also offers good scenery along the way. The road does continue north out of Tulameen to connect to Highway 5A though this would be a long drive.
Autonomous sensory meridian response, often referred to in the shortened form of ASMR, is a tingling sensation felt on the scalp, neck and upper back area when presented with certain visual or auditory triggers. Not everyone may experience the feeling, and those who do may see differing results across the commonly used triggers. These appear to be the most common triggers:
soft spoken voice / whispering
tapping / scratching noises
quiet repetitive sounds
personal care role play (hair brushing, etc)
So, what’s the point of this? The ASMR sensation is a relaxing feeling which may help with anxiety or stress issues and is also often used to assist with sleep. Consider it a natural method for helping stay calm in your busy life.
OK cool. Where do I start? We’ve included a handful of popular YouTube videos below for you to check out. Keep in mind you may only see results with certain triggers. If you don’t have any luck with these, try watching a video of Bob Ross painting a mountain.
What should you do if you’re in your 30’s and broke? Start an entertainment website! This also assumes you have at least some talent. Broke At 30 is getting ready for an official summer 2016 launch but the artist is already hard at work churning out comics. We think you’ll want to bookmark this one and check back in the summer for some great original content. Be warned though, you may be shocked by their often vulgar sense of humour. Link: Broke At 30 Entertainment
Welcome to our new blog! This section of the CupidClick Dating site will feature articles and information on subjects not necessarily related to our site or dating in general. We’ll be splitting up our blog posts into the primary categories found in the navigation menu. You can also use the tag widget to find posts with keywords you’re interested in. Feel free to post comments for us!
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