The collection of meditation exercises, or some people called mindfulness exercises, that help you relax. During the day, take a short break to take care of yourself.
1. Heavy Lifting
Imagine you are stretching your body in bed/carpet. Imagine that your legs are there like cement columns. Imagine that the legs made of cement pillars are too heavy to sink into the mattress/floor. Then, the hand and arms are also imagined as cement, they are also very heavy, which puts a lot of pressure downward. Then imagine a friend coming into the house and want to lift your heavy concrete legs. He grabbed your foot and wanted to lift it, but his leg was too heavy and he couldn't lift it. This imagination exercise is also performed on the hands, neck, etc.
2. Pleasant Memory
Lay down or sit comfortably. Remember a time when you feels most relaxing and recall the image of the past in detail. This image may be a peaceful scene when fishing in the mountains and lakes, so pay special attention to the details in the environment. Recall the ripples that have gently spread over the water; imagine if you hear the rustle of leaves. Maybe you recall sitting a long time ago by the fireplace, relaxed and even tired. Is the firewood crackling fire? What other scenes are there? Maybe you remember the relaxing scene on the sunny beach, how do you feel when the sand rubs against your body? Do you feel the warm sunlight touching you like something? Is there a breeze for learning? Are there seagulls in groups? The more details you recall, the better the effect.
It's been a cliche that Father's Day (the third Sunday of June) gifts suck. Let's find some good ones for Dad's.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Austin city provides an official website (https://www.austintexas.gov/covid19) updating the pandemic status with both a COVID-Tracking Digital Dashboard and a Key Indicator for Staging Dashboard.
The Key indicator for Staging Dashboard provides the current stage of risk and the detailed guideline per each stage. The COVID-Tracking Digital Dashboard provides detailed reported cases information such as each zip code reported cases, hospitalization trend, and the world summary report.
In July, you would follow the stage of risk guidelines, wear masks in public ( up to $250 fine if violated), practice good hygiene, stay home if sick, and avoid sick people. Then, based on the stage, you need to know:
If working from home is new to you, here are some tips to make it work.
1. Create a structured life with your calendar
You can use the calendar to build a structure for your daily life. From morning to night, from working, reading, lunch/dinner to exercise or relaxing moments. Set the alarm for each critical meeting because you may quickly lose track of time when working by yourself.
2. Start a morning ritual
Give yourself a fresh start every morning by working on a most critical task. Give at least 2 hours of focus time so that you can get something done. Write a note for this morning's bliss.
3. Use face time
It would help if you made an effort to connect with others. Using FaceTime to talk and meet people virtually is an excellent way to build trust and a meaningful relationship.
Add your comments and let us know if these tips or anything else works for you. Cheers!
One of the top tricks to stay organized is decluttering. When doing that, you will decide to keep the item, donate it, or throw it away. It's a good practice to keep a basket for each category with a tag on them so that you can ask your family members to categorize stuff regularly.
To avoid buying too many things that you won't keep, try to borrow first. One example is the book. Borrow from the library or get an electronic version unless you want to read it repeatedly in the paper.
It's enjoyable to get an invite to a party. We give you three etiquette tips helping you feel welcomed by the host and everyone for the next one!
1. Reply early.
Make sure you reply with explicit acceptance or declination in time. An early reply is also much appreciated because the host can plan the event easier.
2. Arrive on time and don't stay too late.
Plan to arrive on time. Even if you plan to give the host more preparation time, don't delay more than 30mins, especially if dinner or luncheon is involved in the party. You don't want to let everyone wait for you to get started. Don't be the last one to leave. The host might need time to clean up and have a rest. It's a long day for them.
3. Eat something before you go.
You don't have to do this. The goal is not craving for food at the party but to enjoy the conversations.
4. Offering help to clean up
The host has spent much effort on hospitality. An offer to help cleanup is appreciated.
5. Send a handwritten thank-you note
Because you get to their home, you have the address. Then, there is a benefit to send a handwritten note appreciate the good time spent and the hosptaility. You can consider creating customized thank-you cards with your photos and crafts.
NASA provide internships to high school students every year. Program offers:
Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone is one the most easy to follow workout that you can do at home. You just need a small open space to warm you up. The 1 mile (15min) or 2 mins 30min works are very popular. Subscribe to the YouTube channel and work out with the free workout videos.
Do you have stacks of books on the shelf and haven't read them after years? It clutters your house and makes you feel unaccomplished whenever they are in sight. Here are some strategies to tackle this problem.
1. Borrow books
It would help if you were strategic to avoid piling books at home. Use your local and university libraries more. They are always too many books to buy. You can also consider by electrical readers such as kindle or iPad to save the shelf space.
2. Speed read and decide to keep or give away
Learn speed reading skills to get the main idea of the book quickly. Then, determine if you need to dive deep or read multiple times later. Take your bookshelf as a place for your collection. Choose carefully.
3. Keep a reading journal to remind your findings
Reading a book may sparks some great ideas. Write them down so that you can remember the moments and can look back again.
4. Make a plan to avoid procrastination
The main reason for many unread books is procrastination. To prevent it, you can create a plan, pull a pile of books that you need to make a decision, and speed-read them one by one with limited time.
It might take some time to clean up your book clutter, but it feels terrific after that.