You may be living your dream, but sometimes, work can get to you. It’s quite a natural thing, especially during these times when the world is seemingly on fire. Literally. You may not feel that overwhelming desire to sit at your desk – whether at home or in the office – and get the day’s tasks out of the way. If you’re feeling a bit bogged down at your job, here are some funny work quotes to lighten up your day. [Read more…] about Funny Work Quotes to Lighten Up Your Day
New normal. The past few weeks, hearing this phrase every so often makes me want to puke. Yet, here I am, using it myself because the term is relevant and there’s no getting away from it. Pandemics and tragedies have a way of creating a permanent adjustment in people’s lives.
Covid-19 has necessitated measures that have now become standard, just as the 9/11 attack made paranoia a new normal. But with the coronavirus global crisis, quite a few of these practices are worth carrying on into the future. [Read more…] about “New normal” Practices We Should Carry On into the Future
When the COVID-19 lockdown forced my husband to stay home, I looked forward to a break from the typical busy routine and had grand thoughts of bringing back those exhilarating and blissful days of long ago.
Being a work from home freelancer, I had no problem with the coronavirus quarantine. I’m used to being alone the whole day. But having the hubby now keeping me company seemed a good time for doing things together, having long talks and mostly just reconnecting on a deeper level.
It’s been a month now and I’ve realized that this Covid-19 enforced 24/7 togetherness is getting overwhelming. Speaking for myself, the excitement of having him home faded fast and stress is taking its place. Although the love and commitment remain, I can’t wait for our customary normal to be back.
“School’s out forever!”
Watching classic rock videos on YouTube while on quarantine took me to Alice Cooper’s song.
And got me guiltily thinking, “How are my kids coping with school closures and COVID-19?” I’d maybe mistakenly presumed they’d be like me. I had no problems with school closing. Heck, I looked forward to those days when classes ended! [Read more…] about How to Help Your Kids Deal with School Closures
These are uncertain times, at best. Quite scary. Definitely uncharted territory. The emergence and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has upended all our lives, and there’s no handbook on how to deal with such times (unless you count works of fiction like The Stand by Stephen King). With all that’s happening, it is understandable for you to find yourself struggling. I know I am! But one thing we may be overlooking is how kids are handling the situation.
Gardening has been present in human life for thousands of years. Once mostly observed as a source of food, today its benefits are considered wider and more significant. This leads to gardening therapy, as a means that can improve physical and mental health.
Right now, gardening therapy is more important than ever. The cities are getting bigger and life is being busier by the day. People sacrifice their health to long hours at work and looking for ways to control the stress to a bearable minimum. Since engaging with nature can bring a lot of benefits, gardening is a perfect way that even the busiest person can find time to do. [Read more…] about A Path to Wellbeing: The Growing World of Gardening Therapy