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Hello Friday,

Hurray, Dan and I made it through another week and if you are reading this; you have too. It’s the weekend again and time to relax. The week can get pretty full and overwhelming sometimes and when it does, it's important to know how to deal with it. We all have a bunch of different things that we have to manage.

Specially in today’s world with all that is going on. Just listen to it on the news or read in the print media! Plus, usually we have to manage stuff like studying, working, or our personal lives. When these pressures are being thrown our way, relaxation is a very effective tool for looking after our health- both physical and mental. All it takes is a little bit of time each week to put your feet up and you will be benefiting your well-being in more ways than one.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. Leonardo da Vinci

So, we all know that relaxation is good for us, but how exactly? Check these benefits out:

Keeping your stress levels in check: Stress in small amounts are good- it helps us stay motivated to get stuff done. However, when it sticks around longer and affecting our everyday lives, then it becomes a problem. Daily relaxation helps to manage our stress levels.

Improved Sleep: Sleep is not only fun, but it also helps keeps its role in making sure that we are functioning well daily. If you find time for some Zen before bed, it'll really improve your sleep. Especially, when sometimes I get up in the middle of the night to write for the blog. It’s funny that my brain works during that time and some of my best work is done around 3:00 a.m.

Improved Mood: An awesome way to improve your mood is through relaxation techniques. Usually, finding ways to relax your muscles through techniques or breathing exercises, helps most. Sometimes, these things can take some practice and may take longer than usual, but in the end will benefit you.

Improved Memory and Reduced Illnesses: Naturally, getting more Zen time in, will help your memory and concentration immensely. In addition, putting long term stress on our bodies actually destroys our bodies, especially our hearts. Make it a point to relax and it will do us better in the long run.

The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest. Seneca

After the weekend of relaxation, Dan and I can start a fresh week with a clear head. This way any obstacles that come our way, we have a fresh outlook. Much like you will have!

Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one's being. Donald Curtis

Moving along with land pollution, today I’m blogging on construction activities. The presence and impact of pollution is a global issue. However, whilst many media outlets and the public in general focus around the effects of greenhouse gas pollution, and global warming, there are in fact many other types of pollution that have an impact on society. One of the areas where there is a lot of (different types of) pollution is within the construction industry.

Air pollution is one of the biggest polluters within a construction site and comes in many forms, although the three most common pollutants include large amounts of dust, the emission of a number of gases, and the presence of large amounts of smoke.


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Water pollution is another problem from construction sites, and is caused by the run-off of debris, dirt, diesel, oil, paints, and other harmful chemicals into the drains (if in an urban site) or into a local waterway (if the construction site is more rural). General wastewater from construction sites can also cause issues with the local water systems.

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. – Mahatma Gandhi

Everyone knows that there is a lot of noise produced by building sites. This noise pollution mainly comes from vehicles, heavy equipment and machinery, but it can also include physical human work such as hammering, as well as loud radios and shouting throughout the construction site. Not only is a large amount of noise an issue to any residents in the locale of the construction site, but loud noises can also disturb the natural cycles of animals, which leads to their normal habitats becoming usable.

Soil pollution - soil at and around a construction site may become contaminated due to air transport followed by deposition of construction contaminants as well as water runoff of construction contaminants. Soil may constitute a sink for pollutants and some of those may accumulate in soil and persist over longer periods of time.

You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to protect the Earth. – Julia Butterfly Hill

Construction pollution involves two main types of construction activities.

The first one is building construction pollution - represents the generation of construction contamination at sites where buildings are constructed which may involve also a demolition phase (if the construction site has an existing building).

The second one is road construction pollution - represents the generation of construction contamination at sites where roads are built.

You ask how can we prevent this from harm? From the perspective of ourselves, the best prevention is to spend as little time as possible outside (e.g., in your yard or balcony) so as not to be close to a construction site during operation time.


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Additionally, having a rich vegetation around your home (and between the home and the construction site) will act as a natural filter for the generated pollution, reducing the amount of pollution you may come in contact with. So, planting in your yards or even potted plants in a balcony can help. The greener the better.

Also, regular spraying of water around the home will reduce the amount of dust and exposure through inhalation, although the soil and water pollution may increase (but these are affecting you less directly than air!).

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with relaxed body. Norman Vincent Peale


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Until tomorrow, have a safe weekend. I’m leaving you with a quote that we all need to think about. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


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