What to do if you still have to work from home due to Covid-19

Source: What to do if you still have to work from home due to Covid-19 – Towards A Better Life

Covid-19 has made work from home the new normal. Find out what you should do if your return to office has been indefinitely postponed.

It has been a long time since countless people were forced to work from home, after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020. It does not seem to end soon, and approximately 86 percent of remote workers have already reported high levels of burnout.

This article outlines simple actions you may take to make remote work a more enjoyable and productive experience.

Keep your workplace apart from the rest of your house, if you work from home. Due to this you will be able to concentrate on your work and boost your productivity. Natural light has been found in studies to increase productivity and decrease sleepiness. If you get very nervous or upset as you are in a tight space, shift your desk closer to a window or decorate it to let in more natural light.

Given below are three ways to refresh your Work from Home area, if your return to the workplace has been postponed forever due to Covid-19.

The most important thing is to check that you have an ergonomic workstation

Working from home with restricted movement can be taxing on your eyes, wrists, neck, and back. This can adversely affect your health.

Dr. Nina Geromel, a physical therapist in Milwaukee, has helped numerous clients reduce body aches while working from home by advising them to take three simple actions.

First, from your typical seating position, glance at your monitor and extend your arms straight out in front of you. Geromel advises that your fingertips should not be any closer or further away from the screen, or you will strain your eyes.

Another fast test from Geromel that can assist with neck and back pain is to stare straight ahead while sitting at your desk and ensure your eyes land on your PC monitor’s top border. Geromel claims that our natural sight is roughly 20 degrees down from our eyes, therefore this test assures that your screen is neither too high or low.

Geromel also recommends examining your elbows to ensure they are bent to around 90 degrees, or slightly more, so your forearms are angled down toward your keyboard.

Set your limits

According to Amy Tokos, president of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, we’ve been restricting ourselves to these confined places where we’re working, living, and doing everything during the pandemic. There is no clear distinction between work and non-work… Our brain is always juggling these competing thoughts.

Tokos says if you work from home you should keep a separate notepad in your desk to jot down all non-work-related thoughts and tasks that come to mind. You should then stash it away until your work is finished.

Tokos also recommends purchasing a hanging file rack and noise-cancelling headphones that light up when in use to improve focus and organisation. The latter lets those at home know when you’re on a work call or can’t be bothered.

Many people do not have the money (or the space) for a private at-home office, but there are still methods to divide your workspace from the rest of your home. To create visual boundaries, engineer and design expert Isabelle LaRue suggests using curtains, a bookcase, a panel screen divider, or furniture you already own, such as a couch.

It’s critical to have a dedicated work zone in your home so that when you’re there, you’re completely focused on work and when you leave, you’re done working.

The last but not least important thing is to remember to let in the light 

Working in a windowless space with no light quickly stifles creativity. Several studies have found that sitting near a window with natural light increases productivity while decreasing tiredness. LaRue recommends moving your workstation to a window if you’re feeling constrained in your current setting. She says the view might not be spectacular, but having more visual flexibility can make you happier.

If working near a window isn’t an option, LaRue suggests decorating with bright colours, placing mirrors on the wall, or purchasing a few plants to brighten up the space.

She goes on to say that you can even set up a little grow station on your desk or a shelf with a lamp. Anything green or bright helps to give the impression that you’re outside in the sun, even if you’re not.

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Like mushrooms? Now sell them from home to earn some extra cash during Covid-19

More and more people are working from home after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world in 2020. They can now spend more time with their families and work as per their own schedule. Hence, more than half of these people want to work from home or run a home business even after the pandemic ends. But, the pandemic has also rendered many people jobless. The earnings of many people has also been reduced and there has been no increment in the salaries of many since the pandemic started. Due to this people are looking for ways to earn some extra money and starting a home business can be one such avenue.

 

Running a home business has been a dream of many, even before the pandemic. But you need a wonderful product to build a profitable business. This is where Mahagro India, which helps people build a lucrative business by growing mushrooms at home or on a farm they own, comes into the picture.

We all know that mushrooms have tremendous health benefits. They boost immunity and are high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants while being low in calories. Mushrooms may also reduce the risk of acquiring significant health problems. The taste of mushrooms is well- liked by people of all ages. They can be used as a key ingredient in many dishes, ranging from starters to soups and main dishes regularly.

In terms of beneficial effects, market value, and demand, the worldwide mushroom industry has developed dramatically in recent years. Fresh mushroom demand is expanding around the world because of a growing demand for health food. As stated above, mushrooms boost immunity, which has become very important after Covid-19. Hence, now is the right time to start building a business around mushrooms with the help of a company like Mahagro India. The company is among the Indian businesses in mushroom industry since 1995. It specializes in mushroom cultivation training, consultancy & marketing in India of fresh and dry Oyster Mushrooms for more than two decades.

Mahagro India regularly organizes Mushroom Cultivation Training Programs in various parts of the country for those who want to join the industry. It is India’s foremost company that has successfully spread Mushroom Technology and made available to our Indian community on a residential and commercial basis. Mahagro India provides seeds (Spawn) & Dry Mushroom buy back facility to its members. It also provides Indian & foreign culture medicinal mushrooms, which are naturally fully organic cultivated & pure vegetarian royal food.

The company, which has its office at Santacruz, Mumbai, is led by Mr. Ajay Mahatha.

Mr. Mahatha, who is a gold medalist, commercial mushroom consultant, has also been called ‘Mushroom King.’ He says, the biggest beauty of this business is that once you start it you will  never have to be dependent on other people.

Mr. Mahatha started practicing mushroom cultivation in his own shed at his father’s company and has since then brought revolutions in the business. Countless people have joined the sector in response to his call and are now mentoring newbies in the industry.

Mr. Mahatha said, “We teach our students to market their products as well. Those who wish to earn extra incomes say entrepreneurs, housewives, retired, mushroom business. Thousands of people professionals, students alike can opt for it. Today, many banks provide loan assistance to uch entrepreneurs and for those planning to make their own laboratory or Farm, NABARD bank provides up to 51% subsidy. People can start the business even at home with small investment of 15 to 20 thousand.”

 

Although this opportunity to earn from home is available to people only in India, there are ample ways to build a home business during Covid-19.

Explore the ways on Google through this link: Ways to build a home business during Covid-19

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Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

A homeless man can teach people with little money how well to use whatever God has blessed them with, instead of feeling miserable or grumbling. Many people have become jobless during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this, people are now having not much money to fulfill even their basic needs like food and clothing. But, my advise to such people would be don’t worry. Better days are coming. Meanwhile, learn to make the most of whatever you have got and please stop grumbling as it won’t help much.

A homeless man is defined as a man without a home or no fixed address. He is often looked down by society. There are countless news in which a homeless man was either killed, found dead or arrested for the murder of somebody.

But, I today I have to say that even such people can contribute to society. A homeless man is among those employed as masons when your beautiful homes are being built.In this article, I am sharing a recipe that two homeless men who work as masons make with whatever money they have earned in the day. These construction workers can teach people who are broke how well to use their scant resources and thank God for all His blessings. The article just reminded me of the famous song ‘Another Day in Paradise’ by Phil Collins.

The recipe of the Indian Kadhi is traditionally made from gram flour (besan) and curd (dahi). But, these poor men are money wise. The two laborers, Dharmender and Vinod, seen in the picture above are both in their mid-30s and homeless. They use their scant resources to make Kadhi without dahi.

Read more for the recipe: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-news/delhiwale-a-working-man-s-comfort-food-101627498940984.html

Here is the song which I used to hear when I was young and still love to listen

Source: Learn from these homeless men to be happy during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

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Mushrooms can help you fight Covid-19 – Better Life Info

 

The health benefits of mushrooms are well known. They are high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants while being low in calories. Due to this, they can help you lose weight by burning the fat in the body. But you may not be knowing that this vegetable which looks like a mini umbrella to me can provide a shield to you from many other diseases, not just obesity. I have just learned that mushrooms can also help you fight the dreadful corona virus.

But, the best thing I like about this vegetable is that people of all ages like its taste. You can use mushrooms as a key ingredient in many dishes, ranging from starters to soups and main dishes regularly

Researchers found in a 2016 Johns Hopkins study that psilocybin-assisted therapy alleviated anxiety and depression in adults with terminal cancer diagnoses.

The current study’s findings suggest that psilocybin may be useful for those who suffer from depression. A single dose of psilocybin, which is found in “magic mushrooms,” gives long-term anxiety and depression relief in cancer patients

 

The secret immunity boosting power of mushrooms

The key fact about mushrooms in these tough times of Covid-19 is that they can help you combat the virus. Thanks to the Merciful God and researchers, we have finally got a vaccine to stay away from the disease. But, prevention is always better than cure.

Mushrooms can help boost immunity which is essential in our battle against corona virus. Preliminary research suggests that mushrooms may promote a healthy immune response, reduce inflammation, and improve immune cell activity through interactions with the gut microbiota.

But, the question is what kind of mushrooms can boost immunity. Reishi, which is as nature’s Xanax, is one such mushroom. This favored fungus is among the well-known medicinal mushrooms.In fact, reishi may be able do it all: help loose weight, fiercely fight cancer cells, and most importantly keep the immune system in check.

 

Read more to find out other varieties of this delicious and nutritious vegetable that can help you fight the virus :  https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/best-medicinal-mushrooms-to-try

 

Garlic Mushrooms by Sanjeev Kapoor

Garlic is one ingredient that can enhance the taste of many dishes. But, even garlic can also help boost immunity. Mix it with mushrooms and you don’t just have great taste to savor but a powerful weapon to fight Covid-19.

 

Here is a recipe of Garlic Mushrooms from renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor. It would be a shame if you ask me who he is, so I am just showing you the recipe video.

 

 

 

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Covid-19 vaccine passports to help you fly during the pandemic

Just a year ago the world was waiting for scientists to create a vaccine to end the troubles it was facing due to Covid-19. And now, the the European Union (EU) is looking to develop and launch COVID-19 vaccine passports.

The EU will launch these passports in partnership with the the airline sector and the governments of some Asian countries. The partnership aims to ease travel and give a much needed boost to the global tourism industry.

Travelers would now be able use cellphone apps to prove they have been vaccinated. This could help them avoid onerous quarantine requirements at their destinations.

The user’s official or authorized e-immunization record would be contained in the Covid-19 vaccine passports.

Britain’s National Health Service app allows fully vaccinated users to prove their status when traveling overseas. But,the EU, China, and Japan are working on their own digital vaccination certificates for cross-border travel.

Any official vaccination certificates will be stored in smartphone apps, like the mobile wallets that would be launched by the EU by June, 2021.

However, the multiple efforts highlight the lack of one central global system to electronically verify vaccination status.

While questions related to privacy and vaccine inequality linger, the projects are also facing technical issues in collaborating.

Concerns have also been raised about the misuse of data to “control people, restrict freedom and erode privacy.”

Read more: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/how-vaccine-passports-for-global-travel-will-work/articleshow/82971781.cms

Original source of this article: https://fablifeinfo.com/index.php/2021/05/26/covid-19-vaccine-passports-to-help-you-fly-during-the-pandemic/

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The positives to take out of the pandemic

This article from a blog called The Positive G reminded me of seeing the positive side of things as there is some good hidden in everything. I especially liked the part in which the author says, ” Sometimes when our lives are going at 100mph, we forget what means the most to us and in a weird way, this slowing down of life because of lockdowns has made me sit back and realise what great people I have in my life and how lucky I am.” If for nothing else I think we should just be grateful to God for the people around us with all their imperfections (as nobody is perfect) now that we are more at home.

I think we should put our faith and trust in The One Almighty God and believe that whatever He does is for the good. Being a Muslim I have been taught to say Alhamdolillah (Praise the Lord) for everything. because by doing so a believer wins in all situations whether good or bad.

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This article from a blog called The Positive G reminded me of seeing the positive side of things as there is some good hidden in everything. I especially liked the part in which the author says, ” Sometimes when our lives are going at 100mph, we forget what means the most to us and in a weird way, this slowing down of life because of lockdowns has made me sit back and realise what great people I have in my life and how lucky I am.” If for nothing else I think we should just be grateful to God for the people around us with all their imperfections (as nobody is perfect) now that we are more at home.

I think we should put our faith and trust in The One Almighty God and believe that whatever He does is for the good. Being a Muslim I have been taught…

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COVID-19: Anti-viral Foods

While everyone suggested basic hygiene practices like washing hands as a necessity, many also said it’s important to include anti-viral foods in one’s diet.

*Washing hands: The good old soap and water is the best. If you are travelling, use an essential oil-based sanitiser that just takes away the dirt leaving the microbes in place.

*Keep your hands and fingers away from your mouth, eyes and nose.

Anti-viral foods in your diet

Garlic

It is a powerful anti-viral. It can be eaten raw, mashed or can be added to soups. Mix chopped raw garlic with a tablespoon of unpasteurised, raw honey and consume a clove every day after two to three days. It’s a fantastic way to boost yourimmune system, mentioned Coutinho.

Read more: https://towardsabettterlife.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/covid-19-anti-viral-foods/

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Home Care Tips For Mild COVID-19 Cases

Prevention is always better than cure. This saying rings more true today after cases of Covid-19 are increasing again. But what if you develop mild symptoms of the dreadful disease. In that case, I believe that it is better to kill it as soon as you see it. The video in the link will explain what I mean.

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Prevention is always better than cure. This saying rings more true today after cases of Covid-19 are increasing again. But what if you develop mild symptoms of the dreadful disease. In that case, I believe that it is better to kill it as soon as you see it. This video will explain what I mean.


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Masks are forever

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So you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, can you take off your mask for good? According to the physicians NEXSTAR spoke with, the answer is unequivocal no. “You absolutely cannot [stop wearing a mask],” said Dawn Davis, a physician at Mayo Clinic. ‘Faces of COVID’ project tracks those lost during the pandemic

“We want to make sure that you’re not potentially spreading the virus to others and also that you don’t accidentally pick up the virus from someone else.”

Though the vaccine protects you from contracting a severe case of COVID-19, researchers have yet to determine if it also halts transmission, or spreading from person-to-person. Until we know more, public health protocols — wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands — must stay in place.

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So you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, can you take off your mask for good? According to the physicians NEXSTAR spoke with, the answer is unequivocal no. “You absolutely cannot [stop wearing a mask],” said Dawn Davis, a physician at Mayo Clinic. ‘Faces of COVID’ project tracks those lost during the pandemic

“We want to make sure that you’re not potentially spreading the virus to others and also that you don’t accidentally pick up the virus from someone else.”

Though the vaccine protects you from contracting a severe case of COVID-19, researchers have yet to determine if it also halts transmission, or spreading from person-to-person. Until we know more, public health protocols — wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands — must stay in place.

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Covid 19?

1. There never was any new disease as far as I am concerned. I have repeated it too often, on and off WordPress and it doesn’t serve any useful purpose at present but I want new readers to know.

2. I was beaten by cops for not wearing a mask in April. I was healthy then. I am healthy now. I completed a marathon on January 12th. I always take cold water bath. Visit all facilities and public places. There was no Covid 19 for me.

3. In India, it was opportune to use it to create fear among masses and arrest them without reason. It happens to kill dissent whenever you give complete majority to a regime. It happens time and again. CIA, NRC and Shaheen Bagh. If there was no excuse like Covid 19 to crush, Shaheen Bagh would have continued despite all brutality. New movements are staged to divert attention from old issues. For example: the fast track hearing of Pranava Pandya case which was given coverage in Dainik Bhaskar, a Hindi local. Vyapam is going to be one of the greatest mystery thrillers only when a century passes.

4. Any layperson can use Google or any other search engines to find out that Bill Gates was already planning a vaccination drive long before Covid 19. Well, what has that got to do with current vaccination campaign, you would ask.

5. Nothing. I am a conspiracy buff. JFK to Gandhis to Shashtri to Subhash Chandra Bose it all happened in this country. Bill Gates knows about the Time Travel like Steven Greer but they won’t tell you about any of it. Instead, they will propound theories by Stephen Hawking telling you why it’s impossible.

6. To confuse you further: I have travelled in time with merely power of my will. You might call me deluded and I won’t mind as I can’t repeat it on demand. Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence: consider it my fancy for a while.

7. I hope this entertained you.

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Credit: Self. Captured in the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Complex Chhatarpur Madhya Pradesh

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