Archive for May, 2016

How to Play Billiards in The Plaza Apartments

May 19th, 2016

The Plaza Apartments in Foster City, CA offers luxurious one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments along with a host of great features, services and amenities. These include not just business-related amenities such as guest parking, a business and media center with a coffee bar and an elegant reception room but also amenities that make it possible for you to kick back, relax and have a good time. Some of the many recreational amenities that residents are sure to enjoy are the billiards table, outdoor kitchen, dining and lounge area with TV, Zen garden, fitness center, heated swimming pool, spa and more.

Billiards is a fun game that has been around since the fifteenth century. It was brought to the Unites States in the late 1500s and has been popular ever since. If you are new to the game or haven’t played in a long time and want to brush up for a match with a friend, family member or neighbor, the following tips are for you.

Improve Your Mindsets

If you think you are going to miss a shot, chances are you probably will. If you have doubts about your ability to get the ball in the hole, take a moment to relax before hitting the ball. Visualize your stroke and, in your mind’s eye, see the ball going exactly where you want it to go.

If a lack of confidence is impeding your ability to play the game, practice a bit on your own before playing with someone else. Concentrate on visualizing your moves in advance and knowing that you will be able to make the shots you want to make. As you do so, the way you handle your cue will improve, as will your accuracy.

Go Soft

It is easy to get a rush out of hitting the ball as hard as you possibly can. However, the end goal is not to slam the balls into their holes but to get them into their right pockets as quickly as possible. In the end, soft strokes are usually more effective than hard ones as they enable your mechanics to hold up better and give you a good feel for the speed of the cue ball.

Consider visiting The Plaza apartment complex if you are looking for a great place to live in Foster City. We welcome new residents and are happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

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Finding Your Zen: 3 Ways to Destress Naturally For a Better Life

May 19th, 2016

Study after study proves that stress is bad for us. From raising blood pressure to causing ulcers, too much stress can have serious consequences. But how can you destress naturally to regain your health and start enjoying life again? Here are three great options to consider.

3 Ways to Destress Naturally For a Better Life

  1. Take in a Zen garden. Countless studies have found that getting out into nature helps quickly and effectively lower your perceived stress levels.  By combining this with the simple beauty of a Zen garden, you have an environment that is conductive to deep thoughts, introspection and real growth. Whether it’s participating in garden care, simple meditation or just enjoying the great outdoors, spending time in these beautiful gardens provide you with a wonderful, relaxing place to release your daily burdens.
  2. Become one with stillness. Whether it’s sticking to a regular bedtime or stopping to meditate and focus on what is upsetting you, taking time to simply be is vital to destressing your life. A busy life makes it easy to stay up just a little later in the interest of accomplishing all you set out to, but losing sleep is related to significant health concerns. Meditation gives you the opportunity for deep introspection and consideration of your problems, your stress triggers and potential solutions you may not have considered, giving you a solid sense of accomplishment. Set aside a few minutes a day to simply listen to yourself and your own thoughts.
  3. Give yourself space. When your schedule doesn’t have any margin of error or you’re in a situation where you can’t back off to discover what’s stressing you out, stress becomes a way of life. In our busy lives today, it’s almost a competition to be busier than other people. We rush around trying to accomplish so much that we miss the really important things in life and don’t have time to think about where we are in our lives and how to make meaningful change that will improve our individual situations.

By removing stress, you can get more enjoyment out of life while enjoying better health. If you want to keep stress down in your life, there are few apartments in Foster City, California that do a better job than The Plaza’s luxury living. To see what relaxed luxury looks like, please contact us with any questions, for more information or to schedule an appointment to see our beautiful community.

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