Category Archives: Today’s Life

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Music Industry

It’s been clear for months that the effects of COVID-19 have no bounds. Whether you’re working from your kitchen table or belong to the millions of people that filed for unemployment in the U.S. in the past several months, you’ve felt it—the world turning at a different pace. If you’re like me, your inbox is…
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How to Stay Inspired During Seemingly Uninspiring Times

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Feeling inspired is not only important for your writing – it is important for all aspects of your life. Motivation to be the best version of yourself is what will allow you to truly thrive in whatever it is you are doing.

Staying inspired during tough times is especially difficult, and also especially applicable right now in the midst of COVID. So, how do you stay inspired during seemingly uninspiring times? Let’s take a look.

 

 

 

*Take Time For Yourself

Do things that you enjoy. Being productive does not just mean doing work. Being productive also includes taking care of your mind, body, and soul. If you feel overworked and just need a break, listen to your body and take the break that you need.

 

*Stay Open Minded

By keeping your mind open, you allow yourself to find inspiration in new realms. This is especially important when the world feels hectic because you're allowing yourself to find inspiration in everyday things. If you go for a walk, take an extra moment to look around. Look for things that please your senses, and draw inspiration from them. Even if you are not exposed to something new, you can still find excitement and pleasure in everyday life.

 

*Don’t Fall Behind

Procrastination can lead down a deep hole of unfinished work that is hard to lift yourself out of. Stay on top of your workload. Once you get into the mindset of “I can just do it later,” it will be harder to get out of it as time passes.

 

*Set Goals for Yourself

When setting goals for yourself, it's important to balance reality with ambition. Shoot for the stars, but not for Neptune. Make note of what you want to achieve, then determine what is the best route for you to get there. Once you make those goals, stick to them. Work for that feeling of accomplishment.

 

*Believe in Yourself

Most importantly, believe in yourself. You CAN do this. If no one has told you this today, let me be the first. Life can be tough, but you are tougher. Whatever it is that you are dealing with, just know that you ultimately have control over your own life, and while it may seem challenging at times, you have the power to get to where you want to be. You got this!

-Dorothy Irrera

 

 

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Maintaining Business Relationships From Home

These days, very few of us are able to work the way we used to. If you’re used to seeing your colleagues in person on a daily basis, working from home can be a difficult adjustment. There’s something special about working with people face to face, a connection that’s hard to recreate through a screen.…
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How To Write for Social Media

  Find yourself on social media a lot more these days? Be sure you are making the right impression with these five quick tips:   1. Casual and intimate voice.  One of the most important things to keep in mind when writing for social media is that it requires a welcoming voice. Your readers want…
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Home Activities

The world has been told to stay home. Does that freak you out? Are you constantly worrying? Not sure what to do with your time so you don’t go stir crazy and literally start climbing the walls? Remember, there is no right way to do this. A “time out” can mean different things for different…
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Tips and Tricks for Adding Exercise to a Busy Schedule

  Fall is setting in and the days are growing shorter again. School and work is at its busiest right now as everyone tries to prepare for the upcoming year ahead, whether it be an academic or business year. With so much going on it can feel impossible to juggle all of the activities we…
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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

Despite being a relatively recent creation, social media is already ingrained in our lives. Here are a few reasons why that could be cause for celebration, and a few reasons why it may be cause for concern.   PROS: Streamlined Communication: Perhaps the greatest gift social media has given us is connectivity with the rest…
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Overcoming Indecision

Making decisions can be hard, and making the right decision can be even harder. Whether it’s a simple question of what you want to have for lunch, or a potentially life-changing decision like determining your career, the following methods can help you overcome your indecision.   Acknowledge the Consequences: Taking time to analyze the situation…
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