How To Handle Stress

I am doing something, you are doing something everybody is doing something on this earth. From going to work, studying in class, voluntary work, spending time with your family or simply nothing at all (that’s still something) we know this; the problem we face is when we get stressed about what we are doing, which leaves us exhausted and in a foul mood. If it’s all feeling way too much for you then you’re in good luck today.

Stress will be the death of you if you’re not careful, so without further ado here are some tips on how to handle stress in your daily life.

 

Caffeine, Alcohol, & Nicotine. Just Stop It!- That just goes without saying. If you’re doing these not only are you just creating more stress for yourself in the long run, you’re damaging your insides too.

To me it shows you’re not serious about your health, and to be honest you have no business here unless you’re willing to break these habits. Caffeine on the other hand is a funny one. It’s good if taken every now and then, not  if it’s  used as a wonder drug.. examples being to keep you awake, or to handle stress, because in actually fact the opposite happens. Caffeine is like nicotine it stimulates, which means it will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it.

Another thing I will add to this is the fact that if you’re drinking more Caffeine than water, then there’s a problem. Drinking more water and getting rid of or reducing your Caffeine intake will  help get rid of your stress, I would encourage you to do this if you answered yes.

 

Say The Word No- Far too often when we have unexpected requests for something that is way out of alignment with our plans for the day and without thinking, we say yes.

Then it starts to take its toll during the week, with more and more and you end up with more things to do than you have time to fit it all in.  The worst part about all this is that it’s all unimportant requests that either someone else can do or is just not important in that present moment/ever to you.

This is something that can make you very stressful, feeling like you are behind or have to play catch up. First of all you cannot get the time back, but then equally you are not playing catch up with anybody else, you have nothing to be stressed about with others, only yourself.. if you choose to be negative about it.

Instead  say the word “no” to unimportant requests this will build up self- confidence within you too.  I find mostly that people who are struggling to say the word no are looking to “people please”, fear  conflict  from saying no, and fear rejection.

At this point I would like to remind you that the obstacle is an Illusion that has been self-created.  If what you’re doing in your day is not enough to say the word no to unimportant request, then it’s either what I said above or you’re pretty much not up to a lot. If it is the latter, you need to re-adjust  and start thinking bigger (Click Here)

This right here even ties in with eating trash foods such as chocolates and Crisps. Learning to say the word no will strengthen you as a person mentally,  and over time you’ll not feel tempted because your mind will know better, because you are doing better.

 

Be Positive- Being positive, that’s your inner thoughts and your attitude/actions on the outside to others and yourself.  Even more so when things don’t go as planned, when negative situations occur being negative does not help the situation, only worsens it (Stress). Having a positive attitude is the solution to achievement and a non stressful life.

How can you expect to be healthy if you’re negative? That’s as silly as expecting an Ostrich egg from a cow! What you focus on expands so if you think positive what do you think will happen? If you’re in a negative place right now, re- focus and remember, you are what you focus on.

 

Take A Break- We are not machines as humans we need breaks, time to clear our heads, speak to loved ones etc. You may be physically fine but mentally deep fried.. unhealthy!  Knowing when you need to take a break whether it’s a few minutes to a lot of months is an indication that you know yourself, you care about your mental health as well as physically and are in a positive mind set.

A negative attitude is to deny yourself a break and to carry on until you are literally hospitalized and furthermore is very stupid. Work hard by all means just work smarter & eater even healthier.

 

Sleep Well- If you’re not sleeping very well at night you need to address the problem ASAP. This can be a stressful situation that is one of the main reasons that weight gain occurs, for accidents on the road and for a negative attitude.

Thinking way too much about what happened during the day, before going to bed= STRESS, thinking about what you will do when you wake up whilst closing your eyes.. but not really sleeping =STRESS

Instead focus on your sleep..no distractions, let go of what has happened to you and focus. Have a schedule or a to do list and put down what you will do before bed so you’re not worrying.

Sleep is a very important period, so with that being said I want you to check this out (Click Here) at last you can finally get some much needed quality sleep.

 

Have Faith- You’re not going to know everything to the letter about what will happen to you, or anyone else so let it go. Being afraid and fearful is plaguing you and your health, because it’s creating so much stress in your day to day life.

Instead of having doubts and reasons why something will not work out for you, how about having faith about how it will. What you can control is what you can do to make sure you’re more likely to get healthy and in shape (Click Here) walking up those invisible steps with no idea where it may lead to is very scary if you have no faith. Having faith and a belief system within yourself is vital.. Stress will be a foreign language to you.

 

 

 

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.  Please do let me know though…

What Do You Make Of All This?

What’s Stressing You Out With Your Weight Right Now?

Truthfully Are You More Of A Positive Or Negative Person?

How Much Sleep Are You Getting Per Night?

Of course Any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below

Until Then Ciao

We Look Up 大

Karim David

The Healthy One

104 Comments

  1. Oli Krog November 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I’m a positive person, I hate all kinds of negativity.

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    1. Karim November 8, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Me too Oli! negativity is no good for us.. thanks for the comment 🙂

      Reply
  2. Aske Paul November 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve got a long way to go before I’ll become stress free 😅

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    1. Karim November 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      Go in the right direction you’ll get there 🙂

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  3. Ishaan Fernandez November 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    So interesting.

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    1. Karim November 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks Ishaan 😃

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  4. Ed Krnić November 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I’m very Negative with myself but positive with others.

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    1. Karim November 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Ok well you got one thing right then, just show some of that positivity to yourself 👍🏿

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  5. Louie Taylor November 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I get stressed out when I miss a workout 😤

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    1. Karim November 9, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Aha 😅 at least you workout Louie.

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    2. Oliver Brulja November 21, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one 🙂

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  6. Ishaan Fernandez November 8, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Thanks for the advice Karim, I love this 🤗

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    1. Karim November 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      You’re Welcome.. Thanks Again Ishaan For Your Comment 👏🏿

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  7. Rolando Sliva November 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    It’s nice to hear your thoughts on this Karim, I’m becoming a fitter and smarter person thank you.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Rolando! Hey I’m really glad to know that, this makes what I do so much more 🙂

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  8. Clarisse Mace November 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    This is very true

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 10:58 am

      🙂

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  9. Francine Descombes November 9, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    what’s annoying me now is not discovering you at the start of the year.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

      That would annoy me too 🤣 stop being annoyed you found me now.. channel that energy and get healthy with the healthy one, Francine I’m with you!

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  10. Jarmil Horáček November 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Very good article.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Thank you Jarmil

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  11. Gabriel Watts November 9, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I get my 8 hours in at least 5 days a week

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

      That’s quite neat Gabriel.. aim for that 7 though 😉

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  12. Gustavo Erickson November 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Saying no I really like that one.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Yeah to often we say yes.. and we should really say NOOOOOOOO lol.

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  13. Geoff Moses November 9, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I like these but also meditation I found helps me out a lot.

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Geoff I’m so glad you mentioned that, a lot of people do that when they are stressed out.. I recommend you do that if you are feeling stress, me personally I meditate but not for stress.. I’m pretty chilled dude lol, thanks for the comment.

      Reply
  14. Louis Brown November 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I don’t stress. This was really helpful to my girlfriend though , thanks 🙂

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    1. Karim November 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Aw sweet thanks for letting me know Louis 🙂

      Reply
  15. Felix Kolář November 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Everything about this speaks to me.

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      I knew I was speaking to someone 🙂

      Reply
  16. Wedida Mian November 10, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I can really learn from this thanks 🙂

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      🙂

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  17. Bradley Henderson November 10, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Great tips karim

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    1. Anton Letzel November 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Ditto.

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  18. Cody Glanville November 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve only be getting 4 hours a night this year but as of yesterday, I slept 9 hours and it felt so good!

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Haha yesssssss Cody keep at it!

      Reply
  19. Karan Serhat November 10, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Great article you wrote here. When you stop to process the words, it’s even more powerful I cannot promise never to stress but I’ll do my best.

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Karan so much I appreciate you/ your kind words. I don’t want your promise only your best 🙏🏿

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  20. Poppy Harper November 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Preach 👏🏻🙌🏻

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      🙂

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  21. Steve Kyrillou November 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I’ve only been really positive over the last 20 days on your meal plan. Before that I’ve been really down because of my weight, now I’m seeing changes did you get my message ?

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks for sharing this with us Steve. Yup… you should have my reply 🙂

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  22. Helmina Flesch November 12, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    “Being afraid and fearful is plaguing you and your health, because it’s creating so much stress in your day to day life.” 😘

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      When my own words come back to me like… 👊🏿 ✊🏿 ☝🏿

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  23. Elsa Bischoff November 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    No more stress for me 😀

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    1. Karim November 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      WOOP! WOOP! 😀

      Reply
  24. Zlatko Matešić November 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I like this and I am positive person.

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    1. Karim November 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Zlatko for letting us know 🙂

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  25. Dirk Schuimer November 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I don’t get anywhere near the recommended amount, I’ve got to improve on this.

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    1. Karim November 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks for the honesty Dirk… my links in the post will help with that 🙂

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  26. Reili Koiv November 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    What use to stress me out about weight loss was the products, but It make sense what you was explaining about what they do.

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    1. Karim November 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      🙌🏿 Happy to Di-stress you on that one, I really hope you crush this week Reili 👊🏿

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      1. Lee Little November 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

        I like the wording here “Di-stress” 😆

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        1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm

          I’m constantly working on twist of words or new words.. so thanks for that Lee 😀

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  27. Roy Eyşan November 14, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Love the advice Karim thanks 🙂

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    1. Karim November 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks for the love Roy.. You’re Welcome 🙂

      Reply
  28. Amit Rai November 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

    HAHAHA Ostrich egg from a cow!

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    1. Karim November 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      🤣 I don’t even know where that came from 🤷🏿‍♂️ 😅

      Reply
  29. Tamás Márió November 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    My sleep has improved thanks to your article about it. I would like to thank you for giving me peace of mind at night 🙂

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  30. Christiane Krauss November 14, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I’m positive so long as I’ve eaten 😅

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    1. Karim November 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Lol

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    2. Silvano Pirri November 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      We are alike then 🙂

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  31. Toby Hopkins November 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    What’s frustrating about it is I thought it would be easier lol.

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    1. Karim November 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Patience Toby the whole 🌎 lacks this.. don’t be like everyone else. Thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

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    2. Georgios Dimitriou November 17, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Me too but I want to walk the walk.

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  32. Eila Jussila November 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Great post Karim this really helped.

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  33. Lucian Willis November 15, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for all the tips Karim!

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    1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      No problem Lucian 👌🏿

      Reply
  34. Sean Bennett November 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Great post Karim, I sleep 8 hours thanks to you and I’m very positive person.

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    1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that Sean! That news has made this post worth it, thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

      Reply
  35. Piper Gallagher November 15, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I really like this a lot, because right now I’m looking to become stress free.

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    1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Piper.. Yeah it’s something worth doing, you got this 🙂

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    2. Alex Thurman November 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Ditto.

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  36. Jude Patrick November 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I get 6 hours per night.

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    1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Ok Jude start working on getting 2 hours extra, if you have to go to bed earlier then do so.. you won’t be sorry 🙂

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  37. Tyson Chambers November 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Love it 👏🏾

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    1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Tyson 🙂

      Reply
  38. Adi Thaamira November 15, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    You’re right we need to have more faith in what we do. Thank you for reminding me 🙂

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    1. Karim November 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      You’re Welcome Adi 🙏🏿 & Thank you for letting me know, I’m really happy for you.

      Reply
  39. Jesse Turner November 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Why can’t I sleep 13 hours ?

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    1. Karim November 17, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Oh you can and do… It’s just you wake up even more tired then before no? because your body has over slept, so you think maybe I need more? Nope.. reduce your hours 4 to 5 hours from 13 and you’ll be fresh as a baby 🙂

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  40. Ellen Saana November 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    More faith in what we do I love that.

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    1. Karim November 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      🙏🏿

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  41. Martti Alen November 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great article, I believe I am a positive person and I get 7 hours sleep.

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    1. Karim November 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      You’re welcome Martti! glad to hear it, just an hour or two more sleep for you 🙂

      Reply
  42. Ruben Cambeiro November 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I need to start saying no more often. I always say yes without even thinking, thanks for this!

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    1. Karim November 19, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      You’re Welcome Ruben 🙏🏿

      Reply
  43. Noah Rohde November 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I only sleep for 2 hours.

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    1. Karim November 19, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      More sleep Noah, 2 hours is not good at all.

      Reply
  44. Sheba Meseret November 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

    What stresses me out about my weight is the overwhelm of it all.

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    1. Karim November 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Well it don’t have to be overwhelming any more Sheba.. you here now, I got you 🙂

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  45. Dirk Winkler November 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Great article Karim! I’m left stressed when I get tempted to eat chocolates left over from my house, what should I do ?

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    1. Karim November 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Dirk I appreciate the feed back. Get rid of the left over chocolates! if you really don’t want to have it, why is it in your house? You’re punishing yourself for no good reason LOL!
      I know this will help… thanks for the question 🙂

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  46. Claudia Degan November 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Love this and the other one you did 🙂

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    1. Karim November 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Why thank you Claudia for the double love 🙂

      Reply
  47. Marin Nakić November 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I’m very positive despite current events in the world 🙂

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    1. Karim November 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  48. Ethan Acevedo November 21, 2017 at 12:22 am

    I’ve gotten 8 hours a night for the last 2 months now, thanks man.

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    1. Karim November 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      That’s Awesome Ethan keep it up 😃

      Reply
  49. Mario Ragona November 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Excellent post.

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    1. Karim November 22, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks Mario 🙂

      Reply
  50. Zac Holland November 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks for speaking truth on stress.

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    1. Karim November 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      No problem 🙏🏿

      Reply

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