Philippines Clark and Angeles Pampanga – Simple Ways to Handle Stress

april 11 2011

If you’ve ever suffered from stress, you’ll know how it feels. Tension headaches, back pain, acid stomach are among the physical symptoms. Emotionally stress causes temper outbursts, weepiness, inertia and a mind racing with thoughts about what needs to be done. We know it is bad for our health, especially in the long run, but many of us have learnt to live with the toils of everyday stress The good news is that there are some simple, free ways of reducing stress. It’s all about letting go of the emotions in a safe, appropriate way.
Please be aware that when I first tried these things I felt ridiculous but having done them I soon discovered how well they work. So go ahead and try one or more of the following suggestions:
1) If you are just mildly frustrated or annoyed take a couple of really deep breaths and imagine how the tension fizzles out. Then do something different than your immediate defence/attack reaction might have been.
2) Get used to screaming in a pillow when you feel that the whole world is against you. I call it “taking the pill”. Put words on your screams. I often use “Stop controlling me”, “Leave me alone”, “Get out of my way” (in traffic), “You bastard” and so on. Notice how different you feel afterwards.
3) Have pillows in your car and in your desk at the office. I have small discrete ones, which don’t attract attention. Have one in your handbag or briefcase.
4) If you’re in a public place go to the toilet, flush and let the frustration out in a pillow or in your upper arm, a so-called arm scream.
5) If you are really very angry and you’re at home try a temper tantrum. Lie on the bed or a mattress and kick and bang your arms and legs at the same time like you’ve seen little kids do. Finish off with a series of pillow screams.
The first time I screamed in a pillow and did a tantrum I felt very self-conscious and rather stupid. But now I’m just happy to know such simple ways to feel better. At the same time my relations function better when I’m not driven by stress and anger. And nobody has to see you do it or even know that you do it.
So next time you are in a heated discussion with a colleague, your child or another family member and you feel you are about to explode, excuse yourself go somewhere private and take the “pill”. Remember that taking care of your emotional health and well-being can add years to your life.


Although the Philippines is not generally known for its culinary excellence, frequent travelers and experienced tourists know where to find world-class fine dining restaurants in and around Manila. One of the best destinations and most frequently visited place for visitors looking to wine and dine near Manila is Clark, Pampanga which is just 70 minutes from Manila.

Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar is general regarded in the Philippines as the best fine dining establishment in the country. Wine Spectator Magazine’s gave out Restaurant Wine List Best of Award of Excellence to 788 restaurants in the world. Yats Restaurant is the only one in the Philippines to receive this award in recognition of its famous 2700-line restaurant wine list that has attracted many wine lovers to visit Clark Pampanga frequently to wine and dine.

Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines. Private dining rooms are also available in this restaurant for business and personal meetings of 4 to 20 people.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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