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20 Totally Awkward (But Hilarious) Valentine’s Day Cards

20 Totally Awkward (But Hilarious) Valentine’s Day Cards

Whichever situation or stage of a relationship you are in, you'll able to find a card that brilliantly expresses how you truly feel so you don't have to say it face-to-face. There's something for everyone – your bae, almost-lover, single friends, besties, mom or even your ex.

When it's still ambiguous…

Awkward confession
    Source: diamonddonatello
    awkward-dating-card
      Source: EmilyMcdowell
      unplanned_love
        Source: PeekAOwl

        For the newly attached

        http://valentinesshit.tumblr.com/post/41245976926
          Source: ValentinesShit
          o-VDAY-CARD-THING-570
            Source: EmilyMcdowell

            For those who found love online

            tinder_card

              grindr_card
                Source: ParadisePapercraft

                For those that have been together for too long…

                still_not_sick
                  Source: kingofcirclelenses
                  il_570xN.570022355_odsm
                    Source: RowHouse14

                    For the friendzoned

                    platonic_vday_card
                      Source: ForTheLoveOfWords

                      For the ex

                      ex_vday_card
                        Source: StrangerDays

                        Send it to your BFF

                        bff_vday_card
                          Source: FunGirlsCards

                          Single, so what?

                          tinder_valentines
                            Source: JulieAnnArt

                            It gets a little geeky

                            If you decide to be a little cheesy. Or find more geeky designs here.

                            vday_geeky
                              Source: ClassyCardsCreative

                              When analogies would help express it better

                              love_cat
                                Source: TheDetroitCardCo
                                il_570xN.837428432_9qxm
                                  Source: LissaLooStationery

                                  For those who are shy…

                                  choo_choose_valentine
                                    Source: Imgfave
                                    soiloveyou

                                      Source: Sadshop

                                      For those who are *NOT* shy!

                                      delete_clothes
                                        Source: CrimsonandCloverGift
                                        licked_it
                                          Source: SimplySaidPaperie

                                          Featured photo credit: Kathryn Rotondo via flickr.com

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                                          Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                          Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                          Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                          Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                          1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                          Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                          This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                          In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                          The result: no more mental stress.

                                          2. Unplug

                                          Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                          How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                          It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                          Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                          3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                          Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                          Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                          4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                          That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                          How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                          • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                          • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                          • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                          While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                          5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                          This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                          The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                          So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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