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Weekly Round-Up #260: Allergies, Mindful Music & Job Ideas

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Weekly Round-Up #260: Allergies, Mindful Music & Job Ideas

Welcome to this week’s round-up. I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week.

This week we take a look at how allergies can affect you – they don’t just make you sneeze or break out in hives. In fact they can have some quite serious affects on your health and EverlyWell looks through the effects that alergies can have on your health and how you can combat them.

We’re all probably aware of the effect that music can have on your productivity but did you know it can also make you more mindful as well?

And finally, if you’re looking for business ideas – maybe you’ve been laid off due to the pandemic or perhaps you just want a change – we’ve got a whopping Ninety Four small business ideas for you to consider.

Can Allergies Make You Tired? Top Tips For Managing Allergy Fatigue – EverylyWell

If you’re one of the many people who experience allergies, you may have suffered through common symptoms like itchy eyes and skin, nasal congestion, and/or watery eyes. You may have even found yourself feeling tired—so if you’re wondering if allergies can make you tired, the answer is “yes.”

There are many ways that having allergies can impact your energy levels and cause you to feel tired. In fact, there’s even a name for fatigue caused by allergies – “brain fog” – which can make it difficult to carry out everyday tasks or function at your best.

This article from everlywell aims to help you understand why your allergies may be making you tired and gives you tips for combating sleeplessness.

23 Ways On How To Become A Motivational Speaker – Great Big Minds

Motivation is the precious gift we all hope to experience to the fullest and make the most out of every single day. Unfortunately, motivation does not have an endless supply and simply doesn’t work like that. This is precisely why so many people these days turn to motivational speakers for help. Changing one’s life, sticking to a certain goal, and making better decisions are just some of the things that large audiences need help with.

Top Productivity Apps – Frontier Internet

We could all use a little help being more productive every now and then. From social media to our growing to-do lists, it’s easier than ever to get distracted. Whether you’re a student or an executive, Frontier Internet have curated a list of the top apps and extensions to help increase your productivity and even save yourself some time.

Britain’s Staycation Locations And Their Myths And Legends – CitySuites

The UK’s options for holidays may feel like they’ve been limited because of coronavirus, but this small island has hundreds of beautiful staycation locations to choose from, and some of them even have exciting myths and legends to match!

To bring back that holiday fever everyone’s been missing, CitySuites, have tested the public’s knowledge of some of the UK’s myths and legends, to see if they could guess where each one originated from.”

How To Become A Successful Virtual Assistant Online Today – Oriel Partners

If you’re one of the growing number of office support professionals looking to forge a career as a virtual assistant, this guide is for you. It’s easy to see why the role is so appealing: no day is the same and you get to work with a variety of clients from the comfort of your home. Remote work was gaining traction even before the pandemic hit. Portable devices, cloud technology and an appetite for flexibility make it a desirable career path for many and Oriel Partners takes a look at how to be a virtual assistant and what it takes to succeed in the role.

Music And Mindfulness For Stress Reduction – Drum Helper

Mindfulness is an incredibly liberating practice; one that has exploded as a recent phenomenon in the western world. Music and mindfulness are indeed complementary practices. Music and sounds make a wonderful object of focus for the mind, with mindful listening proven to boost our overall wellbeing and reduce stress significantly. Playing a musical instrument or listening to music whilst encompassing mindful values can transform the experience; creating the framework for a powerful stress reduction and unlocking the full potential music has to offer as it unfolds in the present moment. In this article DrumHelper takes a look at how music can help you become more mindful, why it’s important and how you can practice it.

The Best Netflix Vpn Of 2020: How To Avoid The VPN Ban & More –

In early 2016, millions of Netflix users signed in to their account and were greeted by a message they had never seen before. A now-infamous error message which read: “Whoops, something went wrong…Streaming Error”. The reason for this message? They were using a VPN. Without warning their paying subscribers, Netflix attempted to prevent anyone connected to a VPN service from accessing their library. To this day, the streaming powerhouse continues to seek out and block IP addresses they believe to be associated with VPN servers. So why did Netflix decide to ban VPNs? And are there any legal methods to find a VPN that works with Netflix? In this guide, answers to both of those questions and explains everything you need to know about how to watch Netflix with a VPN.

31 Pivotal Project Management Statistics For 2020 – TeamStage

Project management doesn’t come cheap — it takes up to 20% of the overall project budget. Running a project without solid management, or bad project management, however, will do more harm than good. That’s why have put together the most important project management statistics to help you paint a clearer picture of the PM performance rate but also understand why projects fail, what factors are crucial to success and more. So, read on to learn all about project management, and most importantly, why you can’t afford to overlook this process.

A Gender Gap You May Have Never Heard About: The Women’s Housing Investment Disparity – Rocket Mortgage

Single females are buying up more property than single males but are receiving the shorter end of the stick when it comes to the return on their investment. So what gives? Rocket Mortgage explores the various facets of this gender gap, why it may be occurring and the steps we can take to close it.

94 Best Small Business Ideas For 2020 – Finimpact

Starting up a business can be very intimidating, especially if you’re not financially stable and able to create, stabilize, and maintain the kind of company you vision yourself being a leader of. In the age of COVID-19, starting a business is even more challenging so FinImpact have put together some ideas for you if you’re thinking of a career change.

27 Best Practices To Effectively Manage Remote Teams In 2020 – People Managing People

The reality that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is changing the idea of work can no longer be disputed. By the end of March 2020, over 100 countries had instituted some form of lockdown, confining millions of people to their homes and forcing many companies to ask their employees to work remotely.

Even though Covid-19 has added to the number of people working remotely, the World Economic Forum reports that an estimated 7% of employees in the US already had the option to work from home before the pandemic arrived. This implies that the virus may have given a boost to a trend that was already moving in the direction of remote work.

The Ultimate House Cleaning Checklist: How To Clean Your Home – SwiftClean

As with taxes, you can’t escape house cleaning, only plan effectively. A house cleaning checklist helps you maintain an inviting home and frees up your time to enjoy the people and activities you cherish most. Here is the ultimate checklist to help you tackle routine and deep cleaning for each area of your home. A schedule follows that organizes tasks by daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly priority.

Video Marketing: The Only Guide You’Ll Ever Need – Biteable

If you haven’t started video marketing yet, now is the time. With the effectiveness of traditional marketing dwindling and the popularity of video skyrocketing, video marketing has become a must-have for every business. From YouTube to Tik Tok to Instagram’s new Reels feature, there are lots of platforms to publish your video content and this article from Biteable covers pretty much everything you need to know about setting up and managing your video marketing campaign.

7 Immune Boosting Foods To Keep You Healthy! – HomeSpaHaven

A balanced diet, proper sleep, and regular exercise are key to keeping the immune system strong and body in top shape. One natural way, and probably the easiest, to attain this is to eat immune-boosting foods. The saying you are what you eat rings true. Food serves as your body’s source of energy and how well it functions depends on the food you consume. By eating healthy, you ramp up your body’s efforts in protecting itself from illness. This article from Home Spa Have lists seven immune-boosting foods that can help your immune system work to the fullest.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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