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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

How To Show Your Friends Some Love


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Now more than ever, everyone’s trying to be as kind as they can to friends and family. If a global pandemic teaches you anything, it’s that people are far more important than material goods. So, how do you show your friends how much they mean to you? This article will show you some sure-fire ways of showing your friends just how much you appreciate them.

A simple letter

Sounds too easy, right? Wrong! So many people rush to send an email or a text but don’t consider what one of the most heartfelt means of communication is. Taking the time to sit down, write a letter, and post it to someone, makes all the difference. You may find you write things that you wouldn’t usually — like how much you love someone, or how touched you were when they were there for you during tough times. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up some beautiful stationery and get writing!

The gift of calm

If a friend of yours is having a tough time, or you think they could do with taking some time to themselves, try introducing them to the wonders of mindfulness and meditation! It will allow them to still their minds and help them to live in the moment more than ever before. To carry out the plan, you could mean that you both take classes together, or you could buy your friend a subscription to an app that will talk them through the whole process.

Send flowers

Has anyone ever not enjoyed being sent a bunch of flowers? That’s a firm no! They’re such a thoughtful, beautiful gift that truly makes someone feel like they’re being cared for. The best thing about sending flowers is that you don’t need to wait for a special occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or just a plain old Monday, showing your friend a bit of love is easy. And a house that’s got vases full of flowers here and there is so inviting; they’re sure to have you over to say thank you.

Make time for conversations

Showing someone you care isn’t all about buying gifts and showering them with material things. Conversation is just as meaningful. Taking the time to actually speak with someone - whether that’s over the phone or in-person - makes all the difference. Give your friend the chance to really express how they feel about things and make them feel truly heard by you. It makes all the difference, and will probably make your bond stronger than ever.

Remember important dates

Making sure you know the darts of those important times in your friends' life - a birthday, the date that someone close to them died, or an anniversary - is a sure-fire way to win a best friend award. It’s all about someone knowing that their happiness is important to you. So, keep those dates in a safe place (a diary or your phone) and drop them a note to show them you care.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Taking Time For You - What Does It Mean, And What Can It Do?

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In life, it’s important to have ‘me’ time. Of course, not everyone has this in bountiful supply. If you have a family to take care of, a career and a spouse (or are in a relationship), then it can be that driving to work or your bathroom breaks are the only time you’re actually, truly ‘alone’. For some, that works just fine. We often find that social interaction and engagement is essential if you wish to live a healthy life.

That being said, it’s also important to take time for you when you can. What does this mean? Well, it means learning how to relax and think your own thoughts, and take it easy, and to follow an interest simply because it gives you positive feelings. Of course, ‘me-time’ for some people can involve listening to audiobooks while doing the laundry for the whole family, both helping your family while also taking time to yourself.

So, if the definition is hard to pinpoint, how should we consider the benefits that come from this kind of engagement? That’s a good question, and one we’ll explore together below:

Understanding Your Needs

It’s important to understand your needs. People, especially people who care for their families, careers, and other people in general, are quite easily led astray to focus on other things and other needs, and not their own. For instance, a single mother with only her parents to help her out might find that she runs herself ragged trying to do everything for the child, going without sleep, and ultimately feeling overly tired because of it. Because her child is the most important thing in her universe, it’s not hard to see how she stoically accepts all of this and moves forward with a strength likely unknowable to those who haven’t been in that situation.

But she still needs sleep, and she still needs to relieve stress, and she still has to care for her own daily care. If she fails to do this (understandably) or fails to ask for help, it will ultimately harm the one thing she hopes to do well - look after her child. Even the best mother in the world becomes a shallow version of themselves if going without sleep for two days. So, understand your needs. They might not be the same as others. Could it be that you need to speak to others about your anxiety? Speaking to a professional and potentially even utilizing Penguin CBD or other herbal remedies could help you start to get a grip on it.

Remember - this work is lifetime long. You never ‘graduate’ from needing to take care of yourself. And the thing is, you likely know what kind of help you need or what help you need to give yourself right now. Taking time for you means understanding your needs and understanding the time you need to take to implement that. Then, this becomes a priority. Finally, it becomes self-care. That’s a worthwhile means of thinking about it.

Getting Your Head In The Right Place

Getting yourself in the right headspace is important. It takes time to do that. Have you ever had the feeling that when you’re alone, you’re free to be your truest self? That’s often how introverts feel, as they find themselves able to recharge when alone compared to with a social group.

Of course, that doesn’t mean extroverts don’t need alone time, too. Sometimes, going for a walk with your dog in the local park can be more mentally nourishing than speaking to a therapist for two hours. Of course, that’s not to be taken as actual mental health advice, but it shows that sometimes, we just need time to think through things. No matter if it’s a long walk in a beautiful natural environment, meditating in the morning or simply writing down your thoughts at the end of the day, getting your head in the right place should be seen as mental calibration that helps us all. And if you become a proponent of this, others will too, and the message will spread.

Being Kind To Yourself

Be kind to yourself, if you can. Self-care sometimes means taking a mental health day from work, booking in advance to ensure you have a free day before the weekend to read and attend to all of your home responsibilities.

Being kinder to yourself can also mean simply taking a long bath and listening to relaxing music. It’s a bath bomb you use to enjoy some lovely scents and fragrances. It’s asking your parents to look after your child while you go on a much-needed monthly dinner out. Sometimes, it means forgiving yourself if you don’t quite hit the mark. Self-care is important, and kindness is self-care.

Compare Yourself To Who You Were Last Week

It’s important not to compare yourself to other people. There are a trillion variables that go into why a person might be worse or better off than you, and judging yourself by their ruleset is only going to make you unhappy.

However, it does seem as though thinking like this is our default position. After all, our brains are hard-wired to track our social status and where we fit in the group. If someone near us is thoroughly successful we’re prone to get jealous, or end up wondering why we haven’t attained that.

Taking time for yourself means also being yourself. It means, again, only comparing yourself to who you were last week, rather than who that person is today. It also means understanding that this can be practiced at any time. It helps you take time to reclaim your mind for yourself, rather than letting someone else be the judge of it, which is a notion you have developed for yourself in the first place. Taking time for yourself can benefit your mental health, because it once again helps you understand your situation and what you could do, now, tomorrow and in the future, to improve it.

With this advice, we hope you can more easily take time for you, and benefit all-around as a result.


What Keeps You Strong?

We all have moments of doubts and fears, moments when we wonder if it’s worth carrying on. Life is full of ups and downs, after all! But staying strong when you experience doubts is the only thing that can bring you back to yourself.

We all have coping mechanisms when it comes to managing our fears. But while everyone has their individual routine, we all share the same four pillars of strength. Inner strength comes from within. It is a state of mind, and it is something you can cultivate when you begin to understand what kind of coper you are. Indeed, you can learn to control your doubts in four ways:

  • You know you will achieve your goals.
  • You have emotional support and cheerleaders.
  • You know you’ve faced your fears before.
  • You know there is much more to life than this.

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The belief you are in charge of your destiny
There is room for fear or doubt when you can rest on the certainty that the Universe is working to help you. The Law of Attraction quotes deliver exactly the reminder you need in the words of famous people, from Churchill to Shakespeare. Whatever life throws at you, the Law of Attraction gives you the power to attract the experiences or outputs you need and want.
The support of loved ones
Friends, siblings, partners, or pets, you are never truly on your own. While we all look after those we love, they also do the same for us in their own way. A pet can share affection to take your mind off difficulties. A partner can share your struggle. A parent or friend can give advice. The bottom line? Their support makes fears and self-doubts bearable because those are burdens you have to carry alone.
The knowledge you’ve faced challenges before
You know the saying: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. The quote is attributed to Nietzsche, who believed that even a negative experience teaches us to become more resilient. Indeed, we are on a self-exploratory journey. As we experience life, we grow with each discovery or challenge. The situation may differ, but the fears and doubts you have remain the same. Yet, each fear also brings the memory of a previous fear from a past challenge. Whether you’ve succeeded in the past or not doesn’t matter. You have faced those fears already, and as a result, you are more resilient. You have built strengths in various ways.
The reminder of the little pleasures in life
There may be difficulties in life, but there is also plenty to cherish. Recharging your batteries is all about reconnecting to the things you enjoy, the little joys of every day. Is it the satisfaction of drinking a perfectly brewed cup of coffee or the liberating feeling of being surrounded by nature? If you remember Amelie Poulain, the French movie that redefined happiness and fantasy almost 20 years ago, Amelie loves finding little joys in the ordinary things, such as watching spectators’ faces in a theater. Simple pleasures are everywhere, and they create momentum for your heart.

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Are you a believer in the generosity of the Universe or your own resilience? Regardless of how you choose to cope with life’s lemons, understanding what makes you strong is crucial. You need to know yourself to conquer your fears and doubts.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Lancome Paris | La Vie Est Belle Intensement Perfume Review

Sponsored: Welcome Everybody! Did you know that Lancome has 8 collections of fragrances? I didn't know that! PR for Lancome Paris (L'Oreal) sent me some skincare and makeup to review. Be sure to check out my review of their Genifique face and eye serums. They also sent me a bottle of perfume. It is called La Vie Est Belle Intesement (ULTA, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Harrods, Bloomingdales) (it falls under the La Vie Est Belle Collection (Life Is Beautiful - choosing your own path to happiness). Now, I was a little worried when I saw the word Intense (I don't like strong perfumes), but you guys there's nothing to shy away from here. To me, this perfume is sexy and sensual. The top note is raspberry accord. The heart note is jasmine absolute. The base note is red iris, red vanilla and sandalwood. Spray it and let it simmer. I really like it! To me, it's an evening and weekend fragrance. Give it a spritz! See how you like it.

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  Lancome Paris' La Vie Est Belle Intensement is Sweet


Lancome Paris Advanced Genifique Face Serum and Advanced Genifique Yeux Eye Light Pearl Serum Review

Sponsored: Hey Everybody! PR for Lancome Paris (L'Oreal) reached out to me and asked if I would like to try some of their skincare and makeup products. I said most definitely, because I haven't tried many Lancome products (and I'm always curious). Lancome has an extensive skincare and makeup range. It's really impressive! Today, I'll be reviewing Lancome Paris' Advanced Genifique Face Serum and Advanced Genifique Yeux Eye Light Pearl Serum. I've had a chance to test these out. As always, I'll share my 100% honest thoughts with you. Lets see how they worked out...

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Lancome Paris | Advanced Genifique Face Serum - Sweet

(ULTASephora, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue, QVC, Nordstrom)

Lancome Paris' Advance Genifique Face Serum is an anti-aging serum. There are a lot of great things in this bottle. It has hyaluronic acid, which is capable of holding large amounts of moisture. It has Bifidus Prebiotic which helps provide a favorable environment for good bacteria that is present on the skin's surface. This serum also has vitamin c, which is an antioxidant naturally found on the skin. I use a lot of skincare! In my skincare regimen, I have a bottle of vitamin c, a bottle of kombucha that plumps up my skin and bottles for everything else in between. So it would be great to minimize. This serum is for dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and uneven skintone. I've got all of that! HaHaHa I really love this serum. It has a clinical non-scent. It absorbs quickly into the skin. Give it a few minutes to work its magic. After using this, my skin had a radiance about it and it also felt super soft. I was really impressed. So to see results right away, really impressed me. On Lancome's website, it states you will see a difference in just 7 days. I saw and felt a difference in 1 day. My skin looked more radiant and stronger. This serum is paraben-free and sulfate-free. This serum can be used both am and pm. It absorbs quickly, so it will not conflict with your makeup application. And serums just make everything else absorb and work better. I do want to note, that I have dry, sensitive skin. There was a little tingle, but nothing that made me feel uncomfortable or cause any redness. I love the ombre bottle with dropper. The dropper dispenses the perfect amount and is really sturdy. This serum comes in several sizes. Don't be afraid to give it a try. I really love it, plan on incorporating it in my skincare regimen and feel you will too once you give it a try.

Lancome | Advanced Genifique Yeux Eye Light Pearl Serum - Sweet

(ULTASelfridges, QVC, Harvey Nichols)

Now the eyes! Lancome's Advanced Genifique Yeux Eye Light Pear Serum is also several great things in one bottle. It is a brightening eye serum for dark circles. I just started getting a little darker under my eye area about a year ago. It reduces eye bags. It fortifies eye lashes. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines under the eye, hydrating that area for a more luminous and youthful appearance. I couldn't wait to open this bottle! What I love about the applicator, is that it is also a massager! It's solid and it gently massages that under eye area while applying the product. It feels really good. Just like the serum above, it absorbs really well and fast into the skin. I don't have bags or puffiness but I saw a really big improvement in the darkness under my eyes. That area looked more hydrated, plumper and I looked less tired. As I mentioned above, this serum also helps grow out your lashes! This worked for me! Give it a whirl! This serum also has a clinical scent. I've included two informative videos for you below.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

An Experience Everyone Should Enjoy: Indoor Skydiving

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We have all heard the saying “you only live once.” Of course, never a truer word has been spoken! Because of this, we should all make the most of our lives and try to have as many fulfilling and exciting experiences as possible. With that being said, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at one exciting experience that everyone should encounter at least once: an indoor skydive!

Experience the thrill and excitement of an indoor skydive

Close your eyes and picture yourself soaring through the sky. Imagine how it would feel to have that sense of complete and utter freedom. Exciting, fun, liberating… right?

Now, when it comes to the traditional outdoor skydives this feeling tends to be somewhat different from what you have just imagined. Of course, there are those who absolutely love the experience. However, for many, it is spoilt by the sheer fear encountered in the build-up. The nervous moments whilst you are waiting to jump out of a plane can be too much for many people – that is for those who have even made it into the sky!!

This fear can end up making the skydive itself a complete and utter blur and, therefore, you would have to do it all over again in order to even experience a glimmer of the real sensation. One outdoor skydive is expensive enough, imagine forking out the cash for two! This is something very few people have the luxury of doing.

An indoor skydive is a much more affordable option for those who want to soar through the sky

However, the good news is; you don’t even have to find the cash to pay for one. Instead, why not consider the experience of indoor skydiving as an alternative? This is an activity which is growing exceedingly popular in the current day – and, it is not hard to see why! It offers all of the thrills associated with outdoor skydiving. However, you can take away the danger, you can take away the fear, you can eliminate the nervousness, you can forget about the extortionate costs and you don’t need to worry about it all being one big blur either. 

The experience is different from outdoor skydiving, with a lot of people preferring it

In fact, many people state that indoor skydiving has a lot more to offer than the outdoor version. Of course, you have the fact that you won’t be scared and therefore there is a much higher level of potential for enjoyment. However, you also have to take into consideration the safety factor too.

This gives you the opportunity to have so much fun. Can you try acrobatics and various movie style moves after jumping out of an aeroplane? No chance! But can you do so whilst in an indoor skydiving centre? Of course! Now is your chance to put Jackie Chan to shame. Pretend you are soaring through the sky, defeating enemies, showing off your moves. The potential for fun is massive.

Don’t forget to have your camera set-up so that you can catch all of your moves. Check out DrDrone for information on the latest technology and accessories in this regard. After all, no one is going to believe it until they see it!

This is an activity that can be enjoyed by so many people

It is also worth bearing in mind the fact that indoor skydiving can easily be enjoyed by all. There are, of course, those who will want to go acrobatic crazy. However, not everybody has to do this. Some people will simply want to spread out their arms and legs and soar. This is absolutely fine too. Furthermore, the fact that all people can enjoy this activity also relates to it being open to all, even children can enjoy it. On the other hand, outdoor skydives have strict age criteria and only those with first-rate health can enjoy it – and the first-rate bank balances too.

There is no need to spend loads of money or to worry yourself sick to get the experience of flying. An indoor skydive offers a much safer, more enjoyable and cheaper way of doing so. If you are looking to have more fulfilling and exciting experiences in your life, which we know a lot of people are in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is definitely the sort of activity you should consider. The adrenaline rush and fun you will have is unlike any other!


Saturday, September 5, 2020

How to Get Your Employees to Believe In You

There are many challenges to running a business, but perhaps the one that often catchers newcomers out is how they’ll manage being the boss. It can be tough to manage a team of employees, especially if it’s something that you’ve never done before. One of the more underrated aspects of leading a team is how much your employees believe in you. While you can take care of the basics, such as ensuring payroll and scheduling and so on is all in order, if you want to be an outstanding boss, then you’ll need to inspire. But how? We take a look at a few tips below.

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Be Genuine

People aren’t stupid. They can tell when someone is the real deal, and when they’re not. If you’re going to get your employees to believe in you and your company, then they’ll have to believe that you’re genuine. Of course, this isn’t something that you can learn; it just has to be something that you are. Genuineness is closely linked to honesty, so if it’s easier to simply be honest, then do that. Your employees will notice.

Help Them Move Forward

It’s hard to believe in someone if it seems that they’re entirely self-serving. If you’re just treating your employees as people who are there to do your bidding, then you can’t be all that surprised if they don’t believe in you as much as they’d like. What you should be doing is helping your employees to progress with their career. Are you investing in their training, or offering them ways to progress within your company (or, if that’s not possible, encouraging them to move on when they’ve gone as far as they can with you)? This way, they’ll know that you have their interests at heart. It might not be your primary motivation, but at least it’s there.

Take Care of the Essentials

Of course, it’s one thing to do positive things that make your employees believe in you, but if you’re not taking care of the essentials, then it could all be for nothing. The basics of being a responsible employer involve, first and foremost, making sure that your staff are safe. If you work in a potential dangerous environment, then look at flame resistant sweatshirts for sale, and buy some for your staff. You’ll also want to periodically perform safety assessments, to ensure that your workspace is as safe as can be.

Beyond the Job

Yes, yes, you’ve hired your employees to do a job for you, but it’s not as if you have to treat them like a worker drone. There is space in the office for personal chit chat. Your staff won’t believe in you if they feel like there’s no connection. And what’s the best way to build a connection? By sharing an interest in their personal life. If you don’t know whether they have family or not, what their ambitions are and other important pieces of information, then something isn’t quite right. It’s all about going beyond the job and getting a little personal.


Friday, September 4, 2020

Personal and Financial Fulfillment: The Keys to Being in Control of Your Life

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Right now, we're all feeling that there is some cloud over our heads. When we feel powerless in life, we're not going in any sort of solid direction. But in order to feel happy, most of us feel we need to be in control. It's not just about having the reins of every single aspect of your life and what surrounds it, but it's about taking control of the things that will make you happy. But what are the best ways to take back control of our lives and make our lives for us again?

Save Your Money

For many people, the reason they don't feel in control is they don't have enough money to get the little things in life that takes the edge off. It's important to remember that money isn't everything, but when you have debt because of overspending in the past, you need to figure out your relationship with your finances and get the balance right so by treating yourself on occasion, this balance resets. Many people feel they need to cut many things out of their life in order to pay off debt but sometimes it's about the right action plan. For example, the DTSS sovereign approach to escaping debt can be a method that may help. On the other hand, there are methods like the Debt Snowball approach that could benefit you. The important thing is to have a plan. When you have a plan to get out of debt this will help you feel you are tackling it.

Start Something on the Side

Many people learn a lot about life by building a business. Having something on the side of your day-to-day existence that is for you can help you to understand what you need to make you happier and fulfilled. It also helps you to problem-solve, which can give you a greater sense of accomplishment. When you create a side business, you will feel less stressed in terms of your finances so you can have freedom. And while it's a very common approach to feeling in control of our lives, people don’t necessarily do it for the financial aspects, but more about realizing a passion project or doing something that they have an ability to control. When you are doing something you have control over, you can be as flexible as you want.

Practice Poverty

It is something that we're all scared of, but when we take the opportunity once a month to live off the basics, this helps us acclimatize to the worst possible situation. As such, we stop fearing it as we have lived the worst-case scenario. It's something that many people do, and live off a diet of rice and beans and dress as coarsely as possible. It helps us to regain a valuable sense of perspective. When we embrace what we fear, we don't fear it as much.

There are countless methods to feel more in control of your life; when it comes to personal fulfillment and financial concerns, these three are the best places to begin.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

4 Health Checks You Should Take Time To Do This Year

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While we only tend to visit the doctor where there is something wrong with our health, there are some regular checks that should be completed every year. These can help you find out about potential illnesses in advance and treat them accordingly before they become more severe.

If you have ever had this sort of consultation with your doctor, you know that some health screening tests should be completed regularly, especially for the prevention of severe diseases such as cancer. Aside from such checks, it is also important to speak to your doctor about health issues that you don't consider extremely severe, but that could develop into something harder to deal with.

Below you will find some checks that you should make time to do this year.

Check Your Eyesight

While you have probably checked your visual perception or eyesight in the past, it is good practice to complete these checks regularly. Indeed, such a short visit can tell you a lot about your eyes' health and even identify the early signs of severe health issues such as glaucoma.

If you are in doubt, you should go to an optometrist who you can trust to check that your eyes are healthy. And, you can also see the status of your eyesight and check whether you need adjustments on your prescription.

Blood Tests and Blood Pressure

Undertaking a blood test is one of the most important checks you should make time for this year. This simple check can tell you all about your health status of organs such as the liver and heart. And of course, a blood test can help you determine whether the levels of essential compounds in your blood are within the normal levels.

If you are happy with the results of your blood test, you should also ask your doctor to check your blood pressure. While this check will only take a couple of minutes, it can say a lot about the health of your cardiovascular system.

Oral Health Checks

Checking in with your dentist can do a lot more than just give you the smile of your dreams. Indeed, adults often tend to overlook the importance of visiting a dentist and knowing more about their oral health status.

While you might not need braces anymore, a thorough visit to the dentist can help you identify issues with your teeth and gum that you would have only known about when they developed into more serious issues.

Diabetes and Nutrition-Related Checks

Diabetes is among the health issues that most impact on the health of adults. While it also has genetic reasons, this condition can appear due to inappropriate nutrition and lifestyle. Thanks to today's treatments, diabetes is not as life-threatening as it would have been in the past. However, knowing what you are dealing with puts you in a position of control over the illness! 

Thanks to this type of checks, you can also find out more about the influence that your nutrition and diet have on your health. Indeed, it is common that you might suffer from nutritional deficiencies that you didn't know about. If in doubt, consult your doctor!


Discover How To Keep Customers Happy

Are you wondering how to keep your customers happy? Keeping customers happy will ensure that you are able to guarantee that your business has a solid base of consumers to rely on, even when times are hard. This can guarantee that your company has a future beyond the first couple of years. But how should you approach this challenge? Well, there are a few points to keep in mind.

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Give Them Answers

The first piece of advice we can offer when you are attempting to keep customers happy is to make sure that you are providing the answers that they need. If a customer doesn’t reach a purchase decision, it will often be because they end up in a situation where they don’t understand enough about the product or service. There are a lot of ways to provide answers to the questions they want. This includes a chatbot on your site. The best chatbots can get customers to a purchase decision in a matter of minutes.

Keep Turnaround Times Fast

Next, it’s important to make sure that you are considering the turnaround for your business. You need to make sure that you aren’t keeping customers waiting around. Modern customers are definitely not the most patient bunch. They want what they want right now. That means no delay and no fuss. If you fail to do this, then they are going to turn to a key competitor who can and it really is that simple. Turnaround time is so important that some businesses use it as their USP. So, you might want to consider doing the same. With solutions like Snupit, you can ensure turn around is fast by guaranteeing that you have access to the right professional exactly when you need them.

You’ll find lots of platforms like this online and it’s not just about keeping the turnaround rapid. You can also all but guarantee that the costs are lower too. This is particularly true if you were considering the alternative of boosting your customer team numbers.

Avoid Automation

While automation is useful in some cases, you might want to be wary about making it the main focus of your customer service and support system. That’s because it’s not at the point just yet where it works completely. There are quite a few growing pains that you need to be aware of. For instance, voice recognition software can trip up when a person has a certain accent or speaks in a particular way. That’s going to infuriate customers who want to speak to real people rather than a robot.

In the future, there is going to be a time when the two are indistinguishable but we’re not quite at that point just yet. It’s still worth keeping an eye on this tech though.

We hope you love these ideas and look forward to making sure that your customers remain happy with the service that you offer in the future. If you take the right steps here, you’ll put your business in a far stronger position.


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

How To Care For Domestic Animals Post Pandemic

Plenty of us have been self isolating over the past few months and this, believe it or not, may have already had an impact on your pet. Even now social isolation is ongoing and may be for some time, and the way we take care of our pets is changing. So even if you have to stay home, there are many easy ways to take care of your pets' needs. After-all, grooming businesses have been put on hold, and many companies in the industry are struggling, which is a huge shame.

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How should I take care of my pet when I need to stay home?

Continue to interact with your pets as before, but adopt good hygiene practices, including hand washing with soap and water before and after touching themselves or their food, toys, and bedding. This is a useful practice that is good to follow anyway. Avoid exchanging too many "hugs" and sharing your food with your pet. Make sure you have food supplies for your pets and the necessary medicines for as long as the isolation lasts at home. Talk to your veterinarian or doctor for more advice if you think your dog has been behaving differently than they usually do. You can go out for a walk when social distancing, but the instruction advises to keep two meters away from other people so keeping the pets on a leash is definitely going to assist for all parties.

How can I meet the needs of my pet if I have to stay home?

If you are sick then you should limit contact with pets and other animals just as you would around other people. Ask someone else in your household to take care of your pet and if you need to take care of them or be close to animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after the pet interaction and wear a face mask. Although you and the rest of your family will not be able to take your dog out of the house or out into your garden for exercise - do not panic - there are many ways to keep your dog happy and healthy within its limits. You can also ask friends and relatives to help you take your pet for a walk or you can turn to people who do this job such as dog walkers in the local area, which is also helping the local economy and independent business people.

Have the right comforts for them

Dogs still need comfort, especially if they are indoors more than usual so ensuring that you have the best items for them in the home will make life easier for everyone. Look at Pet Supply Packaging from Plastic Packaging Technologies to get the supplies you need for your pet (especially if you yourself are in the pet supply industry). The best food will also keep your pet healthy and happy as well as indoor games that you can play which should also keep them fully entertained. It’s a joy to have a pet, make the most of it!


Plan A Great (But Ecofriendly) Trip

Some people plan them months in advance. Others dream of them for a long time but for various reasons they close them only at the last moment. And some enjoy spontaneity or last minute inspiration to organize them. Anyway, the holidays are synonymous with fun and relaxation and you should not let anything or anyone spoil them for you. How? Make sure you have everything you need, even just before departure. It’s good to get professional assistance too for your destination and planning any events or your trip properly whether it’s for business or pleasure. You can click here for more.

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Be eco friendly!

If you use your car for a trip, the only sure thing is that the environment will be polluted by CO2 emissions. Sometimes it is inevitable, but you could consider choosing public transportation instead of your car. At the same time, from the moment you arrive it is important to respect the environment of your destination. The most popular travel destinations are usually full of natural resources and native animals and plants, which suffer from tourism and careless tourists. Paradise places will not stay that way forever and can easily lose their beauty. The solution is to leave the environment as you found it, to walk on marked paths during your hike and of course to avoid hunting or eating endangered animals.

Ideas for "green" holidays

The ultimate eco-vacation experience does not necessarily require an airplane. Choose a nearby destination instead and travel by train or bus. A destination suitable for walking routes is the perfect choice. Many destinations have eco-friendly hotels and shops in public markets that provide the raw materials for meals in local restaurants. Keep in mind that even in a foreign environment, you will definitely find special recycling bins to dispose of your waste. For the more adventurous we recommend vacations that include contact with nature. If you choose to go on an African safari you will have the opportunity to learn, among other things, about endangered or endangered animals. This will make you more aware. Alongside,you could also choose voluntary flora and fauna conservation programs. There are many options for ecological organizations that give the opportunity for alternative vacations, without negative impact on the environment.

Choose good accommodation

A hotel that is committed to protecting the environment, will definitely mention it on its site. It will list whether an organization, such as EarthCheck and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), has checked and, if we cannot find this information, we have every right to contact those responsible. Hotels with priority on sustainability, as a rule, burden the environment less than the rest. However, there are many who simply advertise it, without necessarily doing so. It is good, then, on arrival to check what plastic is used, what kind of disinfectants are used and if there are recycling bins.

A truly ecological hotel will inspire those who chose it and lead them to adopt new habits, more friendly to the planet. This is done in many ways: Either he provides them with free bicycles, or he gives them water bottles to avoid plastics, he can even just inform them about its environmental action at the reception. It’s time to enjoy your next break!

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