How NOT to Let a Bad Day Get to You

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“Breathe. It’s only a bad day, not a bad life.” – Johnny Depp

Having a bad day? Get comfort from the fact that whatever it is you are dealing with, it will soon pass. No matter how tough problems seem to become overwhelming, be comforted with the thought that there are better days ahead. You will just have to deal with the discomforts and challenges for now. Because like it or not, bad days will sneak up on you from time to time. But that does not mean you have to suffer more than you should. Here are some of the many ways you can make it a bit better.

Practice the pause. Then keep going. Take a moment to step back and just breathe. Do something that relaxes you before you get back to fixing the problem you may be dealing with. Focus on things you can control and take it one step at a time.

Face the problem head-on. Look for a positive spin and avoid dwelling on burdensome thoughts that will only add to your worries. Think of the things that you are grateful for in your life or at least for that day. You brighten your outlook when you choose to shift your focus away from the bad side of things.

Ask for help if you have to. Avoid bottling up negative emotions. Ask for help from your support group if you need to. Talk with someone who you can share your thoughts and feelings with. You can improve a bad day just by talking to people who listen and support you.

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Remember These When Drinking Beer

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Whether you’re hanging out with your friends or partying out with your workmates, the night won’t ever be complete without beer.

However, remember these when drinking beer:

Don’t drink on an empty stomach.

Be it wheat beers or pale ales, the fact remains that most beers have alcohol content in them – unless it’s something like no alcohol beer. When drunk on an empty stomach, it will have adverse effects on your body – such as that when being hungry and being nauseous the entire day. Your stomach will also produce more acid than usual, which sometimes becomes a stomach lining inflammation. You will also get intoxicated faster than usual, which sometimes becomes a life-threatening condition.

Don’t drink the beer ice-cold, as well as sun-warm.

Simply put, drinking beer ice-cold will affect your taste buds in such way where you’ll only experience a little bit of goodness in your beer. On another hand, drinking sun-warm beer will also affect your taste buds in such way where you’ll have no choice but to experience little to no goodness in your beer. Thus, you should drink beer with the right temperature – room temperature or at least 5 minutes after getting it out of the refrigerator.

Don’t drink too much.

We all know how multiple ads on television remind everyone on the importance of drinking moderately. That being said, no matter who you are with and where you are at or no matter how many drinks there are left or how long you have been drinking, you should know your limits. This is not just to prevent yourself from depending too much on alcoholic drinks, but also for you to prevent yourself from getting into serious accidents like car-related accidents or fall-related accidents.

What do you think of this blog post? Do you know any other tips when drinking beer? Let us know in the comments section below!

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10 Must-Try Beers in Asia

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The Asian beer scene continues to surprise and delight with its ever-growing list of finest brews. If you are traveling in the region, try not to miss out on the sublime experience of sampling some of the delicious beers you can find. Here are some of the best ones you need to try when in Asia.

1. Beerlao (Laos)
Beerlao is made using top quality rice and malt sourced from Europe. Its lager contains 5% ABV and comes in bottles and cans.

2. Boxing Cat Brewery (Shanghai, China)
Boxing Cat Brewery offers a wide range of core and seasonal products. But one of its popular brews is the Standing 8 Pilsner known for its refreshing taste and smoothness.

3. Cyclo Imperial Chocolate Stout (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
This is a full-bodied drink with 13% ABV. It has a rich aroma with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and roasty malt. Some ingredients used include chocolate and cinnamon.

4. Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout (Ibaraki, Japan)
If you are a coffee and beer lover, then Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout is the perfect brew for you. This glorious brew is made with roasted, black and chocolate malts plus caramel giving it a delightful coffee flavor.

5. Hitachino Nest White Ale (Ibaraki, Japan)
Hitachino Nest White Ale is a light and fruity beer that carries notes of coriander, nutmeg, and orange. Unique and refreshing.

6. Ise Kadoya Brown Ale (Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
Brown ale fan or not, this drink is worth a try. The fruit aroma compared with notes of caramel and toffee may just make you a convert.

7. Island 1842 Imperial IPA (Hong Kong)
Island 1842 Imperial IPA is robust and bold. It has a powerful, floral, and spicy aroma and a complex flavor that lingers.

9. Myanmar Draught (Myanmar)
Myanmar Draught or Premium is a malt lager. It is a smooth drink with fruity notes – a perfect drink if you are looking for a refreshing brew to beat the heat.

10. Yardley Brothers Hong Kong Bastard Imperial IPA (Hong Kong)
Bitter, bold, and balanced with hint of fruitiness. This brew lives up to the hype.

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