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This Travel Iron Can Touch Up Your Professional Look In 5 Seconds

This Travel Iron Can Touch Up Your Professional Look In 5 Seconds

Today’s highly competitive business world calls for more and more professionals to travel to meetings all across the country and even the globe at times. This means having to pack clothes in suitcases and then hope that they do not get too wrinkled. After all, you would much rather have your client paying attention to your presentation and not how wrinkled your shirt or blouse looks.

The Collar Perfect is the ultimate secret weapon for the professional traveler, no more having to worry about whether or not your collar or pockets look flat or the need to have an ironing board or flat surface to press out any unwanted wrinkles.

Collar Perfect – The Ultimate Travel Iron

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    The Collar Perfect touch up iron is the brainchild of two highly motivated professionals that were looking for a way to solve a problem that frequently plagues the traveler; not having ready access to an ironing board. Having to pack shirts into a suitcase for an out of town business meeting usually results in wrinkled pockets and collars.

      Using money from Kickstarter to get their startup funded, the pair developed a great compact travel iron that is small enough to pack in a suitcase. Along with being compact, it can flatten even the most unruly collar without needing an ironing board. The unique foldable design allows it to be able to be used on larger areas.

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      Why The Collar Perfect but Not Other Travel Iron? 

      This little iron offers quick ironing process and adjustable wings to fit any angle of your clothes

          Quick touch-ups are often all that you need to help you make that terrific first impression when meeting with an important client. Once the iron is heated to your desired temperature it is really easy to use and the outside of the iron stays cool.

          While it was designed for getting into the tight spots to get rid of wrinkles in pockets and collars. However, the unique foldable wings can be expanded out to give you an extra wide ironing swath. This helps to be able to eliminate stubborn wrinkles that are large in size.

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          Different heating options that won’t burn your clothes

          With today’s fashions that are made from a number of different types of fabrics and materials, it is a really good thing that you can easily adjust the temperature setting on it. This means you won’t have to worry if you will end up scorching your favorite blouse while trying to get rid of some unsightly wrinkles.

          Compact in size so won’t take up much space in your suitcase

          Being able to get into tight areas such as in between buttons and collars can present a huge inconvenience. The compact and unique shape of iron makes it really easy to get into pockets, collars and in between buttons. It is also really easy to pack in your luggage and there is a drawstring carry pouch.

          How People Think About This Small but Powerful Iron? 

          There are lots of good reviews about this iron on Amazon. People mostly find it very compact and convenient. It does also help users to feel more confident when they have their collar and pocket ironed before their meetings. Here are some of the generous reviews on Amazon:

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          “A little goofy and scary to use (you come close to burning your fingers) but just don’t screw up and you’ll be fine. Does the job of ironing your collar pretty darn well.”

          “Great little iron. This drive normal irons shirt collars and clothing. Used during my trips and vacations.Lightweight, intuitive controls, a fragile little ‘. It comes with a carrying case that holds everything. Recommend: Purchase.”

          Attention to Details is a Key Step to Become Successful 

          The Collar Perfect seems to be the perfect answer to a problem that has caused so many business travelers to stress out. When looking good in front of a client when you are trying to make a sales pitch can be the difference between closing the deal and failure. If this sounds like you, then you owe it to yourself to check out what the Collar Perfect can do for you.

          To see more information and to find out where you can get your hands on one for yourself, just click here.

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          How to Relieve Stress: 9 Quick Relaxation Techniques

          How to Relieve Stress: 9 Quick Relaxation Techniques

          According to The American Institute of Stress, finding one single definition of stress is difficult, since everyone experiences it in their own way.

          We can reference the age-old Epictetus quote that says, “people are disturbed not by a thing, but by their perception of a thing.” If we subscribe to this ideology, we can see how the statistics for stress are on the rise, with the latest numbers averaging 70% of the United States population experiencing symptoms of stress. Not only that, but these symptoms have turned to physical manifestations in the body in the form of disease, as well as mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety.[1]

          In our fast-paced world, finding stress is easy. With too much going on, and too many tasks to handle, stress is the simple by-product of having too much on our plate, with not enough hours in the day.

          The leading causes of stress have become work/career, money, and the future of the world (whether politically or socially within local communities). Stress at work has become the unfortunate driving force, with an estimated 80% of workers reporting a stressful work environment.[2]

          When we’re feeling stressed, there are a number of physiological changes that our body undergoes: headaches, fatigue, aches, pains, digestion problems, insomnia, increased blood pressure, clenching of jaw, tightness in the muscles, and many more. Likewise, we develop emotional and mental symptoms, as well, such as agitation, low energy, racing thoughts, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.[3]

          Thankfully, with a plethora of external research on the subject, stress management has become a priority in balancing work, life, and anything in-between. Major global economies, corporations, and organizations have shifted their approach to how we view stress, therefore creating more holistic work-life environments that aid in stress relief.

          So how can you relieve stress with a few simple techniques?

          1. Find Time to Exercise During Your Day

          Exercising doesn’t have to take up hours of your time. We may not all be able to make it out to the gym or to a class for a couple of hours every day, but finding moments in your day in which to prioritize movement is a great way to begin the habit.

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          Write in a time on your calendar to take a cardio class at your local gym at least once per week, and commit to that time. Drive straight from work if you have to, therefore eliminating the temptation to stay home.

          Take a walk during your lunch hour, instead of just working through lunch. Set up alarms and reminders on your phone to keep you accountable.

          Here’re more ways to help you: 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise

          2. Stay Hydrated with Healthy Fluids

          We may need a couple of cups of coffee to get us started in the morning, but that addiction has its ups and downs. Did you know that large amounts of coffee during the day elevate your cortisol levels, much in the same way that stress does?[4]

          Choosing to cut your day’s fluids with water, herbal tea, or sugar-free smoothies or juices is a good way of balancing the energy you get from food.

          3. Leave Your Work at Work

          So often, we take our projects and tasks home with us after a long day’s work. When those to-do lists cross the threshold of our home, we begin to lose the boundaries between being an employee and being a human being with a family, friends, and a social life.

          Keeping those boundaries clear, and leaving work at work is a key technique in being able to enjoy the rest of your day, every day, to do the things that bring you joy, thereby reducing stress and leaving it at the door.

          4. Make Time for Fun

          Whether it’s going out with friends to a movie once per month, or catching a game or a concert, having fun is something we often put off on the back burner.

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          How many times have you run into an old friend and suggested you meet up, and then never follow through? We’re all guilty of it.

          Life gets in the way; but just like we can plan our entire work day, we can also plan time for unwinding and enjoying the simpler things.

          5. Meditate

          Meditation is a fast-growing practice, and for right reason. Not only does it lower cortisol levels, which feed stress; it also promotes deep relaxation and rest.

          You can meditate in the morning before your day begins, to set the tone for how you’d like to approach your day’s tasks; or you can meditate at night before bed, to ease your way into a restful sleep and detach from the day’s events.

          No matter when you decide to practice, initiating it is the first step. If finding and going to a local meditation class isn’t accessible for you, tune into the many free guided meditation apps on your phone, such as Insight Timer, Headspace, or Calm.[5]

          You can also take a look at this guide: Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate Deeply and Quickly

          6. Carve out Time for Self-Care

          This could be your perfect time to treat yourself. Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive nor complex. It could be something as simple as taking a nice bubble bath at the end of a long day, or treating yourself to a picnic during the weekend. As long as it’s making time for yourself, it’s self-care!

          Self-care not only alleviates stress, but also puts you back into the present moment, where you can enjoy the day and yourself without chasing future thoughts.

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          Try one of these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

          7. Consider Supplements

          Even though most of our vitamins and minerals are derived from food, sometimes we need additional supplements to fill in the gaps.

          Vitamin C and D are high in increasing our energy, especially in the colder months where the sunshine is low and citrus fruit is not always readily available.

          Likewise, Omega-3 fatty acids that you would get from seafood and avocado have been proven to reduce anxiety by up to 20%, and they’re very healthy for your immune system and digestion. [6]

          8. Diffuse Essential Oils

          Our olfactory system – our sense of smell – plays a key role in how we can relieve stress. Think back on your favorite smell and how you feel when you notice it. There’s often a sense of immediate relaxation, as if tension is simply falling away.

          Essential oils have long been used in aromatherapy to do just that, and these days, purchasing essential oils and diffusing them at home, in your office, or even in the car has never been easier.

          Some popular scents that have proven to relieve stress and anxiety are lavender, sandalwood, jasmine, lemongrass, and rose, among others.

          Aside from diffusing, consider topical applications on the inside of your wrists, temples, and soles of the feet, for a long-lasting, all-day effect.[7]

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          9. Keep a Journal

          Another proven tactic for eliminating stress is to begin a journaling practice. Begin each morning by opening up your journal and doing a Thought Dump. This involves writing down anything that may be on your mind, whether it’s from the night before, or a thought that you woke up with. It’s also helpful to write down any dreams that you may remember.

          The idea behind this practice is that once you dump out any thoughts that you may have, you’re clearer to prioritize your day. It’s almost as if you’re creating a new blank slate.

          Additionally, writing down your thoughts allows you to process and analyze them from a detached perspective, without them festering and turning into stressful recollections later.

          Learn more about journal writing: How to Use a 5 Minute Journal to Invest in Your Happiness

          Final Thoughts

          With as much as we’re juggling in our everyday routines, stress is the unfortunate stalker lurking in close shadows.

          We can give in to the stressful habits and patterns that keep us locked in physical and mental pain; or we can redirect our habits into something more productive, therapeutic, and healing.

          Thankfully, with the resources and techniques at our disposal, those habits are much easier to implement than we think.

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          Featured photo credit: Nathan Dumlao via unsplash.com

          Reference

          [1] Daily Life: What is Stress?
          [2] Global Organization for Stress: Stress Facts
          [3] WebMD: Stress Symptoms
          [4] VeryWellMind: Caffeine, Stress, and your Health
          [5] Huffpost: The Power of Meditation
          [6] Healthline: 16 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety
          [7] VeryWellMind: Essential Oils for Stress Relief

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