Moved To A New City: Don’t Forget To Do These Things

Two focuses of my blog are Creating Ecosystems of Success and Health/Wellness. When you move to a new city, you might struggle a little bit personally if you don’t know what to do. There are ways to excel in your new life immediately though. The following contributed post is entitled, Moved To A New City: Don’t Forget To Do These Things.

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When you move to a new city, there’s sure to be a lot of mixed feelings. From excitement to nerves, you’ll be raring to go to get your new life started.

But in all the rush of moving to a new place, there are some things you can easily forget to do – some of which might be important down the line.

If you’ve just moved to a new city, make sure you add the following to your to-do list.

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Do the touristy things

The longer you spend living somewhere, the less likely you are to go to the tourist spots – it’s your home now, after all! But it makes sense to check out the top tourist spots when you arrive. They’ll give you the chance to explore your new home, but having some knowledge of different attractions will make you an excellent tour guide when people come to visit.

You never know, you might just discover your new favorite hangout!

Put yourself out there

Moving to a new city can be lonely, especially if you don’t know many people. And let’s face it, meeting new people can feel more daunting once you’ve left school. To help you develop networks and meet some new friends, you need to put yourself out there. Get to know your new work colleagues, say yes to invitations, and join networking groups to help you meet some new people.

Find a new doctor and dentist

Your health should always be a priority, but it’s easy to forget you need a good doctor and dentist until you really need one. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to get you registered with a new practice. Ask for recommendations or do your research to find recommended practices. A comprehensive website like Dental Solutions of Mississippi should provide you with all the information you need to know. Don’t leave it too late – get registered as soon as possible.

In addition to your new doctor and dentist, you could also sign up with a gym and find out where some of your local amenities like the post office are.

Get lost!

Getting to know your new city is one of the most exciting parts of moving. And spending time exploring different walking routes will help you feel acquainted with your new city quickly. You’ll come across places you want to visit and learn how to get to where you need to go, helping you acclimatize quickly. Don’t be afraid to get lost – you’ll always have Google Maps to get you home if you need it!

When you move to a new city, you’ve got an amazing opportunity to reinvent yourself and unlock confidence in your daily life. It’s ok to feel nervous or intimidated, but by giving yourself a structure and getting out into your community, you can become safe and comfortable in your new home.

Steps To Take In Case Of Medical Malpractice

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. Unfortunately quality medical practices are not a given in today’s world and there are instances where there are malpractices. It’s important to know what to do should you encounter such a circumstance. The following contributed post is entitled, Steps To Take In Case Of Medical Malpractice.

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Patients who have been hurt or wounded due to inadequate medical treatment or a misdiagnosis by a healthcare professional such as a physician, nurse, technician, facility, or medical staff seek medical malpractice cases. Usually, the standard of care used to determine whether a medical professional was incompetent or failed to provide proper treatment is whether the patient would have acquired the same level of care from another healthcare professional in identical circumstances.

Get in Touch With Medical Professional Involved

Before you initiate a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must first contact the physician or healthcare specialist you work with, having a good understanding of your legal rights. Your goal is to figure out what went wrong and provide your doctor enough information to figure out if the involved healthcare professionals can fix the situation.

This provision will also prevent any losses that might emanate from filing an insufficient legal proceeding that will get defeated in the halls of justice. You must be sure of the full potential of your case before proceeding with it.

Get in Touch With the Medical Licensing Board

If engaging the medical practitioner fails to resolve the matter, you may approach the medical licensing board. Licensing boards can’t make the medical expert involved compensate you, but they can give warnings or reprimands, and they might help you figure out your next steps in the case.

Investigate the Time Remaining To File a Claim

It’s vital to know how much time you have to submit a medical malpractice lawsuit legally while deciding whether or not to do so. All civil cases, including medical malpractice cases, must be filed within a certain amount of time. You can also seek help from professionals such as this Medical Malpractice Attorney, who may advise you accordingly and help you in the process. Check your state’s statutes of limitations to ensure the deadline for submitting your claim hasn’t passed.

Acquire a Medical Assessment To Confirm Your Case Has Merit

Before filing a medical malpractice claim, an increasing number of jurisdictions require patients to obtain a “certificate of merit” to prove that the injuries they experienced were due to the negligence of a health care practitioner. You must first consult an expert, generally another physician, to file a certificate of Merit. The expert will examine your health records and declare that your injuries resulted from the initial health care provider’s deviation from recognized medical practices. The certificate of Merit, which indicates that you consulted with a healthcare professional and justified your action, will now get filed by the attorney you hired.

Think About an Out of Court Settlement

Medical malpractice claims may be time-consuming and expensive, which is why the majority of them get handled outside of court. Keep in mind, though, that if you believe you have a good case, you should ask for more significant compensation through the legal way.

While most healthcare workers strive to give all patients the best level of care, things sometimes go wrong. Suppose you or a close family member has suffered loss or injury due to inadequate medical care, misdiagnosis, lack of consent, or violation of doctor-patient confidentiality. In that case, you may be eligible for medical malpractice compensation.

Injury Prevention And Control In Sport

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. One of the wild cards of competitive sports is injuries. Injuries can change the destinies for both teams and it’s players. Minimizing and controlling them is thus key. The following contributed post is entitled, Injury Prevention And Control In Sport.

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Injury is the athlete’s pet peeve. Who says injury, necessarily says cessation of sports practice for a more or less long period. In this article, you will find the keys to optimizing your performance as much as possible and thus minimizing your risk of sports-related injuries. This is close to my heart because I myself know this kind of fear and I have had injured athletes in my entourage who have difficulty recovering from it. Let’s go for our tips to help you avoid sports injuries!

The key to your optimum state of shape is above all your daily hygiene. Sleep is a critical function for our health and to prevent sports-related injury. Indeed, this phase allows the body to recover physically and mentally. It is essential because the cellular repair processes mainly take place at night and in addition allows to accentuate the memory, the learning and reinforces the metabolism.

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Limit excess tobacco, alcohol

The impact of these excessive alcohol consumption or smoking can accelerate the phenomenon of rigid and clogged arteries. This increases the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as the risk of cancer, and therefore also the risk of sports injury. It is very important to respect this lifestyle most of the time for overall health and it is even more important for an athlete in search of performance.

A suitable diet to avoid injuries

Diet will also play a key role in reducing the risk of sports-related injuries.
We know that a too acidifying diet can have harmful consequences on our body, (very rich in red meat, saturated fats, white cereals, cheeses). What are the repercussions on the body of an excessively acidifying diet? The acidifying food will generate an acid ground at the level of the organism increasing the risk of:

● muscle pain
● chronic inflammations such as tendonitis
● joint pain
● bacterial and viral infections
A bad diet can also participate in the formation of other ailments such as:
● cramps
● chronic migraines,
● lumbago

Drive out muscle imbalances to avoid sports injuries

We all have a more muscular member than another because by definition we use it more regularly. On the other hand, muscle imbalances will be the gateway to muscle injuries. Many non-traumatic injuries could be avoided by working on our muscle imbalances. For example, back pain often becomes chronic when the back muscles are not working hard enough. The best management before these pains become chronic is to institute in your daily life, muscular movements of the back (sheathing exercises, back to maintain the column). You must consider aftercare also, such as ice packs and more specifically gel ice packs that work to provide comfort also.

Finally, your physical recovery should be optimized as well. Indeed, neglected recovery does not give the body time to initiate the natural processes of adaptation and recovery. So whilst you can still enjoy your precious sports, you must also consider ways to prevent injury and deal with them in the long term. This way you can always enjoy the sports that you love.

The Recovery Lessons We Can Learn From Professional Athletes

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. While most of us watch sports for entertainment, to unplug and in many instances to live vicariously through our favorite athletes and teams, there are many lessons we can gain from watching them as well. The following contributed post is entitled, The Recovery Lessons We Can Learn From Professional Athletes.

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What sets professional athletes apart from the average person?

Well, aside from the fact they are blessed with a wealth of ability, a key difference lies in how they prepare for their sports. We tend to focus on what they do during their performances, but what about the stuff that happens in between?

Primarily, professional athletes are far better at recovering from bouts of exercise than a normal human. This is why someone can play professional basketball on the weekend and be ready to go again within a couple of days. So, how do they manage this when it can take a regular person a few days to be ready to work out again following a gym session?

Part of it is down to repetition – the more an athlete trains and plays, the more their body adapts, making recovery easier. However, pro athletes also have a host of techniques and tricks up their sleeves that help them recover better and faster. By learning from the pros, you can also improve your recovery after workouts or bouts of exercise.

Ice baths

Ice baths have always been popular in the world of professional sports. These days, some athletes will use cryo chambers instead of the traditional ice bath, but the premise is the same. In essence, subjecting the muscles to extremely cold temperatures right after exercise will aid the recovery process. It can help with muscle recovery and tightness, causing better circulation in the area and easing soreness.

While pro athletes have special baths and chambers for this, you can replicate it at home in your bath. Just fill it with cold water and ice cubes – it might be better to use bags of ice and keep them closed, so you can re-freeze and re-use them. Alternatively, some people will fill a clean wheelie bin with water and ice, standing in it that way.

CBD products

A growing trend in professional sports is to use various CBD products to aid recovery. CBD is a cannabinoid from the hemp plant that has recently been cleared for use in the professional realm. Many athletes will use drops of pure CBD oil and either ingest it or rub it into their muscles. It’s believed that the properties of CBD allow for greater muscle relaxation and aid the recovery process by reducing inflammation and preventing soreness.

Plenty of pro athletes are using these products as they’re a great way to speed the recovery process without making many drastic changes. The soothing nature of CBD could help people feel more relaxed after exercise as well, and has been shown to aid in sleeping too, which will further improve recovery.

Professional athletes will also follow strict routines after performances that will make them better at recovering. This includes the normal stuff like stretching and foam rolling the muscles, often with massages from physical therapists. If you take all of this into account, you can start recovering like the pros. This will mean shorter recovery times between bouts of exercise, letting to work out more frequently and with less soreness.

Six Reasons You Should Exercise As Part Of Your Routine

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. While we know that exercise is important, the benefits other than the physical are not talked about often. There are many. The following contributed post is entitled, Six Reasons You Should Exercise As Part Of Your Routine.

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How good is an exercise to you? Are you aware of how good it is to you? Find out how exercise can improve your life, from improving your mood to enhancing your sex life. Looking for more energy, better health, and even an extra year? Exercise is all you need.

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It’s hard to ignore the health benefits of physical activity and regular exercise. Exercising benefits every person, no matter their age, gender, fitness level, or physical ability.

Are you still not convinced? Get healthier and happier with these six steps.

Weight Loss Is Controlled By Exercise

Exercising can prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. You burn calories when you engage in physical activity. Calories are burned at a higher intensity.

It’s great to go to the gym regularly, but don’t worry if you can’t find time to exercise every day. It’s better to do something than nothing at all. Simply avoid using the elevator and take the stairs instead – or increase your household chores to reap the benefits of exercise. It is important to maintain consistency. If you want to know which machine to use between a rower and treadmill for weight loss have a look at a guide to both workout machines.

A Healthy Lifestyle Includes Exercise

Are you worried about heart disease? Looking for a natural way to prevent hypertension? Whatever your weight, being active will boost high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the “good” cholesterol, as well as lower unhealthy triglycerides. As a result of this two-pronged approach, you will be less at risk of cardiovascular disorders.

Getting Exercise Improves Your Mood

Are you feeling down? After a stressful day, would you like to blow off some steam? Try going to the gym or taking a brisk walk. Physical activity stimulates different brain chemicals that may make you feel happier, relaxes you, and reduces your anxiety. When you exercise regularly, you may also feel better about your appearance and yourself, which can boost your self-esteem and confidence.

Exercise Boosts Energy

Shop for groceries or do household chores and find yourself overwhelmed? A regular exercise program can strengthen your muscles and increase your endurance. As a result of exercising, your tissues receive oxygen and nutrients, and your cardiovascular system becomes more efficient. Having a healthy heart and lungs means having more energy to perform daily tasks.

Exercise Improves Sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Sleeping better and deeper is facilitated by regular physical activity. Exercise at least 30 minutes before bedtime, or you might not be able to sleep well afterwards.

Exercising Can Be Fun And Social!

The benefits of exercise and physical activity are numerous. These activities allow you to unwind, enjoy the outdoors, or simply do something you enjoy. In addition to helping you stay fit, physical activity helps you to bond with family and friends. You can also join a soccer team, take a dance class, or hike on the trails. Find something you enjoy doing physically, and just do it. Are you bored? Consider trying something new or doing something with family or friends.

These are six great reasons why you should be exercising as part of your routine. Do you have any other benefits that you could share in the comments below?

7 Things You Need To Do After A Car Accident

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Health/Wellness. Car accidents impact those involved them in a myriad of ways. Two major ones are finances and personal health. It’s important to know what to do in the event that you get into one. The following contributed post is entitled, 7 Things You Need To Do After A Car Accident.

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Although people seem to travel around less due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still essential to be cautious on the road. It’s always prudent to prepare for any emergency that may arise during daily activities, including road accidents. Statistics reveal an 8% increase in fatal road accidents between 2019 and 2020 in the US. You need to take some essential steps when you’ve been involved in an accident, including the practical tips below.

1. Don’t drive away
No matter how minor the accident may seem, it’s best not to drive away from the scene immediately. You may not be sure how serious your injury is or the extent of damage to your car. It’s best to stay put while you call for help to ensure your safety and offer enough information when the police arrive. To stay safe while waiting, you can keep your lights on to improve visibility and make it easier for others to spot you. It’s advisable to have a safety kit in your car that includes a flashlight, so you can keep that on in case your car lights are damaged. While you wait, you can help calm yourself down by taking deep breaths to slow down any adrenaline rush you may be feeling.

2. Contact the police
It’s always vital to call the police immediately an accident occurs, no matter how minor the accident or your injury may be. If you feel any pain, you should contact 911 or ask someone to help you reach an ambulance. Calling the police will help make other processes, such as claiming your insurance, easier for you. It’s essential to take in the accident scene details so you can give an accurate report when they arrive. If you’re able to, you can take pictures of the scene or damage with your phone to keep a record, but remember not to interfere if the police are investigating the scene. If for some reason, you can’t recall all the facts when the police arrive, you should be honest and let them know instead of speculating. If there’s another party involved in the accident, ensure that they make an accurate statement as well if you can.

3. Get all the necessary information
Accident issues are usually not solved within a day, and the parties involved may not always cooperate. Therefore, you must obtain the necessary information from all parties involved in the accident before you leave the scene. You can do this while waiting for the police to arrive. Information such as their names, phone numbers, and addresses is vital. It’ll also be crucial to get any witnesses’ information if you need their account in the future.

4. Inform your insurance company
It’s best to inform your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident occurs, as most insurance companies require that you immediately report when there’s such an incident. Depending on the insurance package you’ve settled for, you should be able to access the benefits such as medical care and repairs after your full cooperation and after they’ve assessed the extent of the damage. It’s prudent that you keep a detailed file of all the information and documents regarding the accident to make it easier for you to claim your insurance and provide all the necessary information. Although you may want to handle the costs on your own, it’s best to claim your insurance instead to save you time and money.

5. Consult your lawyers
It’s vital that you know your rights as an accident victim, to avoid being cheated or losing essential evidence. You need to contact your lawyers so they can advise you even before you make a statement. Your attorneys can guide you on how to get total compensation, medical care, etc. For instance, decisions such as suing for damages from a trucking accident will be easier and more informed after consulting your lawyers.

6. See a doctor
Injuries from accidents aren’t always apparent. Therefore, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible to minimize the risk of severe or permanent damage. You can either consult your family doctor or visit the closest hospital to ensure you haven’t sustained any injuries, especially to your head, chest, or spine.

7. Tow your car if necessary
You may need to tow your car if it’s badly damaged. If the police don’t call a towing company, you should have one on hand to contact quickly. Before settling for a towing truck company, it’s best to ensure that they’re credible and can get the job done without further damage.

Having an accident is unpleasant and can lead to several issues. However, with these tips, the incident will be easier to deal with, and you’ll have a handy checklist to help you get through it.

Working From Home: How to Improve Your Wellness

Three focuses of my blog are Career Discussions, Health/Wellness and Technology. Working from home has its advantages. While it was sparse years ago, more employers will be allowing it in the coming years even after the pandemic has subsided. There are drawbacks to it though that everyone should be aware of. The following contributed post is entitled, Working From Home: How to Improve Your Wellness.

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One of the ways that COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s lives is the need for many people to work from home. Once-flourishing offices have become desolate as many workers got told to work remotely using their home Internet connections and computers.

If you’re one of those individuals, you will be undoubtedly experiencing the challenges that working from home brings, such as loss of focus or concentration due to other family members being at home too.

You will probably feel somewhat isolated from your colleagues, and due to “stay at home” orders frequently produced by the government, your social interaction with friends has also been affected.

The purpose of this article is to give you some inspirational ideas and tips on how you can improve your wellness while you’re working from home. Here’s how you can look after yourself during these trying times:

Look for Ways to Relax

It should be no surprise that some folks develop anxiety and depression due to feeling isolated from their colleagues, friends, and extended families. With that in mind, you need to look at ways to help you feel more relaxed and not feel anxious about being at home.

As you can imagine, there are several methods that help which you can pursue. For example, you could consider using hemp extracts from places like bloomfarmswellness.com to aid relaxation, or you could look at using essential oils like lavender or chamomile.

It might take some experimenting, but you’ll soon discover which methods produce the best results for your individual needs.

Stick to a Strict Work Schedule

When you worked at your office, you would start and your working days at specific times. The only difference between then and now is that you’re working from home; you still need to carry out the same work as before.

You need to create a strict working from home schedule and stick to it with that in mind. For instance, you should make sure you’ve had a shower, got dressed, and eaten your breakfast by a specific time so that you’re ready to begin your working day.

Another point to remember is that your time for stopping work should always be the same. Don’t get tempted to overrun and work for a few more hours “because you’re working from home.”

When you create a strict schedule, you will ensure that you have time to maintain your family time or do things around your home. If you let work take over your life at home, you’ll negatively impact your wellness, and most areas of your life will suffer as a result.

Increase Your Contact With Family and Friends

One final tip to consider is increasing the amount of time you spend in contact with your family and friends. That might not be possible to do in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

The obvious solution is to use technology like Zoom to have video chats with your loved ones. Check out zoom.us to find out how to use the technology and set up an account. If some people don’t have Internet access, there’s always the good old-fashioned telephone!

The Neglected Subconscious Benefits Of Movies On Young Minds

Two key focuses of my blog are General Education and Health/Wellness. While it’s not understood, movies actually benefits for the minds of young people. The following contributed post is entitled, The Neglected Subconscious Benefits Of Movies On Young Minds.

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It is no secret that people love going to the movies. Whether you are a child, teenager or adult, there is something about seeing your favorite character on the big screen that provides an unparalleled experience.

Research has shown that this can positively affect the subconscious mind in adulthood when your kids watch films with powerful characters. This article will explore some of these overlooked benefits!

Educate on Social Issues

Movies can help educate your kids on social issues. For example, when they watch movies about bullying, they can become more sensitive towards their peers and are less likely to become bullies. In addition, films with women in leadership roles can help children learn to see women as equals in society.

Understanding Other Cultures

Movies can help children understand other cultures and their customs. For example, by watching movies with people from different backgrounds, they can slowly start understanding other cultures in the process. This shift is necessary because many films today focus on Western culture, but there are websites to watch any movie. For example, if you love to watch Asian movies, you can search how to watch Japan Netflix Movie and get help to do so.

Inspiring Creativity

Movies are a place where your children can get their creative juices flowing. For example, if there is a song playing in the movie that they love or an animal on screen they want to learn more about, it gives them the incentive to do research outside of class and discover new things for themselves. As a result, movies foster their creativity in the process.

Increased Emotional Intelligence

Research has shown that watching movies as a child increases emotional intelligence. Therefore, your kids will have the ability to better understand and react to other people’s emotions without being overwhelmed or confused by them. Emotional intelligence is vital for leadership and forming connections.

Expanding the Mindset

Kids who watch movies are also able to expand their mindset. For example, suppose they see a character in the film that is different from them. In that case, they start to understand differences and similarities between themselves and others, making it easier for them to feel comfortable around people of all races, genders, and backgrounds.

Developing Empathy

Additionally, research has shown that when kids watch movies, they will develop empathy faster than those who don’t. Typically, if an actor/actress on-screen does something wrong but gets punished later for it, then kids are more likely to believe that what happened was fair. Ultimately, such scenarios teach children about morality and justice for all.

They Stimulate Interest in Science

Movies can also teach scientific discovery. For example, if a character in the film is working to find an answer and then eventually does so, this will help children learn that anything is possible with enough time or effort. Kids need to know that these types of discoveries are within their reach at a young age as well! After all, prominent scientists got inspiration from cartoons like Elon Musk to go to space.

Kids Become More Tolerant Of Diversity

Finally, movies can help kids be more open-minded. For example, if a child dislikes someone in the film, they may find themselves tolerant of the person after seeing them being hurt or mistreated by those around them.

It also helps with their understanding of people who are different from them or similar to them. So, therefore, instead of feeling alone or isolated, they will embrace whatever makes them unique, and they’ll know there’s somebody out there just like them.

Promotes Diversity and Acceptance

Movies can also promote diversity and acceptance. For instance, children who don’t travel can understand that different races, religions, and cultures make up humanity. Ultimately, such understanding eliminates unfounded prejudice and hatred.

Moreover, if a child sees someone in the film with a disability or losses they may have undergone, it will help them understand that their situation is not permanent. Since they might not have known others go through similar struggles as their own, but now, through television, they will embrace the endless opportunities despite the obstacles.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, movies can be a fantastic way for children to learn more about the world around them and interact with it. They provide many easy enough benefits for kids of any age level to take in, so make sure your little ones have plenty of access to these types of films. Moreover, through film, children understand complex concepts that you might have had a hard time explaining.

Beat Boredom With These Tech-Savvy Suggestions

Two focuses of my blog are Health/Wellness and Technology. Boredom is something we all must deal with and manage. It could turn into something bad, but boredom can also be managed in a positive way. The following contributed post is entitled, Beat Boredom With These Tech-Savvy Suggestions.

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Over the last year or so, many of us have experienced staying at home because of COVID, and the boredom associated with it. However, the good news is that in many cases, tech can help us beat boredom. Read on to find out more.

Learn a language

One of the best ways to beat boredom is to improve yourself, and learning a new language fits well into this. The good news is that some great techy items and services can make learning a language not only easier but even fun.

In particular, look out for apps that offer an interactive approach to language learning. Ones that combine listening, speaking, reading, and games. Indeed, these are likely to be the most enjoyable, so you will go back time and time again, and will see much better progress too.

Watch a movie

It’s a simple option, but watching a good movie can banish boredom very effectively. There are plenty of streaming options to choose from as well including Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, and the good news is they can be accessed from a range of devices.

Of course, streaming movies in this way may not be an option if you don’t have such services or access to the internet is the place where you find yourself suffering from boredom. Luckily, you can use apps like the Vidmate – HD video downloader to make sure you can access them offline. Something that can be very useful if you know ahead of time that this could be the case.

Take a class

If learning a language isn’t your thing, then what about discovering many of the other skills that are available in class format online? You can pretty much learn anything you like from how to make delicate watercolor pictures, to how to sew your own clothes and curtains.

Many online classes are accessible via apps which means you can use your phone or tablet as well as your computer, making them a very convenient option.

Video chat with friends

There is no better way to spend your free time than to use it to catch up with loved ones and friends. Of course, using tech to access video chat enhances this experience and makes it even easier to do.

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There are a range of options you can use for video chat as well, including facetime, zoom, skype, and Google Hangouts. Just be sure to research which one will suit you best!

Listen to a podcast

Finally, if you are finding yourself bored, or if you have something tedious to do, why not make it a little easier on yourself and listen to a podcast while you do it? The thing about podcasts is that the really good ones are a great mix of entertainment and education. They come in many varieties too, which means if you love finding out about the wild west, cold cases, or the latest reality TV show there will be something for you.

Of course, many podcasts like Ologies also have a thriving community online, which means once you are done listening you can connect and communicate with other like-minded individuals too. Now, if that doesn’t squash your boredom, nothing will!

Supply And Demand To Boredom

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. A major aspect of all our lives is managing boredom and the need to fill time. Fill free time when desired is a in important consideration for everyone. The following contributed post is entitled, Supply And Demand To Boredom.

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You are a creative being. You invent, innovate, build and teach. But why the ingrained urge to do so? One thing you can’t stand is to be bored. So if there is some free time in your day, you are already thinking about filling that gap. Even if it’s something you classify as “doing nothing” like binge-watching on Netflix. Realizing this need to fill free time, entrepreneurs and big corporate organizations invent and innovate ways to fill it. Therefore creating the supply and demand to boredom.

Invent

There were great successes in the area of inventing ways to satisfy the demand for boredom. Netflix, whose revenue just for 2020 alone was over $25 billion, is a simple yet brilliant concept. They saw the need to satisfy boredom from consumers who flick through TV channels, not finding something to watch, turn the TV off, sigh, and say, “I am bored.” Now they supply those same consumers with hundreds of options of TV shows, movies, documentaries, etc. Social Media satisfies not only the need to connect but also the need not to be bored. The average person spends just over 2 hours a day on social media sites. With over 103 social media platforms available, the choices are endless. Not only can you connect with others (Facebook), but you can share (Instagram) and be entertained (TikTok). The entertainment and writing industry flourished under the demand to create new content, movies, and novels to satisfy your need to fill your bored time. There were 792 movies released in 2019 and over 2.2 million books published per year.

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Innovate

You have a few hours of “free” time and want to make the most of it. And this means not being stuck in traffic or showing up early, and wasting time by being idle. This escalated the innovation of extracurricular activities, tutoring, and even gym classes by offering them online. They are now easily accessible, flexible, and convenient (because you can do them anywhere in the world). A wide variety of options is still available to you. If you have your favorite coach, just view the Coach Calendar, and select the time and date, which will fill your “free” time gap. Your boredom is now satisfied. If you feel like mixing this up, you can still join face-to-face classes.

Hobbies

Boredom not only plays on your psyche but on your emotions too. You do not want to feel unhappy because you don’t have anything interesting to do or, worse, nothing. On the contrary, you want to think that you accomplished something with your time. Hobbies are another way to fill your bored time—anything from fishing, hiking, cycling, to even writing. The bulk of the economy is made up of stores whose merchandise caters specifically to your chosen hobby.

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The demand to fill your boredom will never be quenched. Your taste will change, ditching the hobby you were so enthusiastic about and looking for the next trendy thing. You can only read the same book or watch that movie so many times before you can narrate it back word for word. Thus the supply will always be the most lucrative business venture any entrepreneur can be in.