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Jess Cooper is a freelance writer and lifestyle blogger.

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Mental Health While Running a Business Online

When talking about entrepreneurship, most people only mention its many perks. There are two sides to the same coin. Managing a business online is harder than most think. It may all start with an idea. Meanwhile, sleepless nights and sweat hide behind every successful business story. To weather all the storms and keep your dream alive, you have to be mentally and physically strong all the way. To maintain your health while running a business online, here are the top tips.   Practice Gratitude Studies show expressing gratitude reduces as much as 35% of symptoms of depression. It also increases happiness by 10%. When practiced regularly, you can eliminate signs of anxiety too. These are good enough reasons for you to start or end your day by counting your blessings. Spare a few minutes every day to list all the things you're grateful for in your life. From being able to enjoy a tasty meal or get safely to work, to breathing fresh air and having a good night's sleep. When you finish the exercise, you'll feel calmer and down to earth.   Do Less, Accomplish More As a business owner, you always want to do as many things as you can in less time. But, it only leads to more stress, worries, and burnout. Also, you'll never feel satisfied with your business. Psychologists suggest focusing on a single task. By doing less, you'll actually be doing much more. You devote your undivided attention to one goal, and you make the most of it. Also, you can automate, delegate, or outsource tasks. Find out more here on how to communicate internally with your team.   Prioritize Rest Most entrepreneurs devote every waking moment to getting some work done. They wake up early and go to bed late because there's always something that requires their attention. All they end up doing is pass out, get ill, or burn out at some point. Because of their lack of sleep, they're overly sensitive and easily irritable. That's not a way to take care of your mental health and business. If you're doing the same, you can turn the tables. You can go to bed early and still wake up early. The only difference is you'll feel well-rested and energized.   Don't Forget Your Friends Working hard on growing your business, you often forget there's more to life than sales and web shops. By this, we don't mean connections with other business owners. You have colleagues, friends, and family who know you best. Why not spend some time with them? Not only will socializing fill you up with positive energy, but it will also give you a chance to confide in someone you trust. Don't be afraid to reach out to them if something's bothering you. They can give you advice and show you a different perspective on the challenges or problems you're facing.   Just Dance  Most therapists and psychologists recommend physical exercise to boost mood and energy. [...]

2022-02-22T16:31:22-08:00By |

How to Look and Feel Beautiful Every Day

Looking and feeling beautiful every day is not just about our physical appearance, but it is also about other essential aspects. These aspects are related to our sleep, attitude and well-being, physical activity, diet, and water, among other things. Additionally, the clothes we wear, how we take care of our skin and hair also affects the way we feel to at least some extent. Also, the way we use makeup to enhance our best features and hide some minor imperfections helps us boost our self-confidence. This is crucial, as self-confidence plays a key role in making progress in life. So, we can say that self-confidence, stemming from us looking and feeling beautiful, happiness and content are linked to each other. And if we don’t feel one of these feelings, the others are jeopardized, too. That means that when we focus on one aspect, it automatically affects the others positively.   1.  Get a good night’s sleep When thinking about sleep in relation to beauty, the old but gold ‘beauty sleep’ can’t seem to not pop in my mind somehow. I’ve always wondered about the meaning of that phrase, but it became more and more clear to me as I was getting older. Unfortunately, the truth is that as we age, signs of sleep deprivation are more and more obvious on our faces. Don’t get me wrong, sleep is crucial in every stage of our lives. However, we can attribute special importance to it during some later stages of our lives. Due to all the daily stress life puts us through, we need it. Desperately. What happens during sleep is that our mind recharges, resets, and our damaged cells regenerate. This process prepares us for the following day challenges. It helps us recuperate. When we provide our bodies and mind with enough quality night’s sleep, it reflects on our faces. You can see no dark circles under eyes, no puffy eyes as well as dull, colorless, and tired skin. And even if that happens, there are some useful tips to help you with dark under-eye circles.   2.  Smile more We generally see people who smile often as more enthusiastic, positive, and more enjoyable to be around. People conducted some studies about the effects of forced smiles. It turns out that it’s good to smile even when we’re not in the mood. Our brain interprets it as a positive trigger, thus releasing happy feelings. However, the biggest obstacle for most people and the reason for not smiling often is the condition of their teeth. Most people are not satisfied with how their teeth look. Many people experience all kinds of dental issues throughout their life. And on top of that, add fear of dentists and dental procedures. The good thing about the modern age is that today almost any dental problem and dissatisfaction can be solved simply, quickly, and pain-free. Of course, you should take care of your teeth by brushing them regularly, avoiding staining and [...]

2021-12-24T16:09:22-08:00By |