As mentioned earlier, if you are terribly busy, you are probably also experiencing a lot of stress. Exercise helps reduce stress, anger and sadness by releasing neurotransmitters called endorphins. This is the exact same way that most antidepressants work, but walking is free and does not require a prescription, which is wonderful if your stress is because you do not have health insurance.Who needs the trail of lights when Mozart’s is just down the road with an impressive light display of their own? Total winter wonderland on the lake. Since the sun goes down early, bring the kids along and let them delight in the wonder of this amazing light display while Mom and dad enjoy a warm drink. The Chronicle lists John Wilson as the live entertainment for the evening, and he’ll get started around 8:00pm.Teachers spend their own money on their classroom–and spend it often. This year, try giving a gift to the class you know the teacher will appreciate as well. A pack of pencils, a few extra folders, or even some treats for the goody jar are all simple, inexpensive ways to show your thoughtfulness. The items themselves need not be expensive or large in volume. The gift is not only the supplies you’re giving but the time you’ll save the teacher when she doesn’t have to run out and replenish the classroom’s coffer.Reduce Calorie Intake: A crash diet is one that reduces your daily calorie intake to under 1500 calories. Only do it if you are desperate to reduce weight for a special event. A better answer is to reduce calories by 300-500 a week. That will make you lose 1-2 pounds. You can do this by cutting out your coffee and croissant in the local coffee shop. But it is best to look at what you have been eating and try to live a more healthy lifestyle.