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Writing tools: how they improve your writing.

As a writer, you need certain tools when you start that can help you improve your writing.

It’s really the best thing about writing, there’s always room to grow.

While it’s always a challenge to see how long you can keep reworking your drafts, it’s not always practical or time-efficient.

Thankfully, there are plenty of tools out there that can help speed the editing process up and make you more confident about your work.

What are writing tools?

To express the importance of using tools to improve your writing.
You can find various tools online to help you write.

Writing tools are software that is developed to help people write. It also helps writers improve their writing and helps them become better communicators.

It also improves your reading, which is an essential job skill.

Why use tools to improve your writing?

Tools can help you improve your vocabulary and make sure you don’t make any silly mistakes.

High-quality and engaging content is now an essential part of any digital marketing and SEO plans but it takes time and a lot of effort to create.

Paid advertising, blogging and SEO all depend on content for discovery, engagement and conversion.

Since everything largely depends on writing, it’s good to use tools to upskill yourself every now and again.

How can tools help improve your writing?

With content rising as fast as it is, tools can help make you a better writer.

With the rise of ebooks, moving your writing to the digital world first makes a lot of sense. It also saves you the extra work.

Why commit yourself to write longhand in the 21st century?

Though writing longhand has its own therapeutic benefits, typing on a keyboard is much faster and way more time-saving.

Writing has never been easier, be it a beginner or someone experienced, there are tools available for everyone.

So now, it’s time to make the writing process even smoother with the list of the best writing tools available on the market today.

Tools to help improve your writing.

Premium tools are mostly paid for, but there are free tools available.

Let’s start this list with free writing tools that are available for everyone with an active internet connection.

1. Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly helps you catch errors before they go live. Its contextual spell-checker will save you from mixing up common words so that you don’t embarrass yourself.

2. Hemingway

Hemingway helps you become a bolder, clearer, and more concise writer. Another feature is that sentences that need different types of editing will be colour-coded accordingly.

3. OneLook Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus 

The Reverse Dictionary and Thesaurus work like any other thesaurus. While a thesaurus is a must-have in any writer’s toolkit, this offers some new helpful options. Like you can filter the results by a part of the speech to see only nouns, adjectives, adverbs, or verbs.

4. CoSchedule Headline Analyzer 

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer is the best free writing software for creating and checking your headlines. It gives you the tools you need to craft compelling headlines by scoring yours and giving you tips to make it even better and it also gives other suggestions on length, word placement, and sentiment.

5. Yoast

Yoast SEO boasts is one of the most trusted SEO plugins out there. It offers a lot of features that help improve your content and make it search engine friendly. it also includes features like the ability to add focus keywords, meta descriptions and more help in optimizing your content and increase your chances to appear on the first search page.

These are some of the free tools that you can use to improve your writing whether you are just starting out or if you are a working professional.

You can find more resources by searching for them on Google.

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Ways to Pursue Stand-up Comedy.

Have you ever thought about ditching the normal route, that is engineering and pursuing something you’re truly passionate about? Maybe something like stand-up comedy?

It sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Well, it’s easier to learn what you love in today’s time as more offbeat careers are starting to take over the professional world.

Stand up comedy is definitely one of those professions!

What is Stand-up Comedy?

To express the art of comedy.
Comedy is a form of art.

Stand-up comedy is a comedy performance where a comedian is on stage in front of an audience and delivers a pre-prepared routine.

Usually, the material used is prepared and tested by the comedian before it is performed on stage and the genre of the material varies based on the comedian’s humour.

But there are some things that are pretty universal when it comes to standup comedy as an art form;

1. Solo gigs.

Stand-up comedy is considered a one-man or woman show. If you’re more comfortable performing as part of a team or ensemble, improv can help you scratch that itch. 

2. Pre-prepared material.

To express the importance of creating a set.
Comedians prepare their sets beforehand.

No, don’t even think about “winging it”, that’s just the best recipe for disaster. The most iconic stand-up routines are the result of lots of practice and precise refinement.

3. Performance is art.

Stand-up is one of the hardest forms of comedy to master. Being able to write out a couple of jokes isn’t enough, it’s being able to find your voice on stage and making sure your presence leaves an impact.

How to Get into Stand-up Comedy?

Since getting started is always the scariest part, here are a few ways for aspiring comedians to try their luck in the world of standup:

1. Standup comedy classes.

You don’t have to take classes if you don’t want to. But if you’re having trouble getting started then a class might help you set your goals and options straight.

2. Open mics. (use them to your advantage)

To express the importance of open mics while pursuing stand-up comedy.
Go out and perform at open mics.

Open mics will give you the chance to perform and tune your set in front of a live audience. They’re also a great place to network with other people in the industry, from fellow up-and-comers to bookers who can eventually land you for more professional gigs. 

3. Find your voice.

As tempting as it may be, don’t try to imitate your standup comedy heroes. Instead, try to think deeply about who you are in real life and who you want to be on stage. You could also come up with an alter-ego to help you find your stage voice.

Stand-up Comedy tips for Beginners.

Get your stand-up career started at open mics.

While getting your stand-up comedy career started is hard, no part of the journey is going to be easy. Stand-up is not for the weak or faint of heart, it takes a certain kind of strength to see beauty in the broken pieces.

Here are a few tips for those strong enough to choose this path,

1. Keep performing as often as you can.

You can write jokes alone, but you can’t actually practice standup comedy alone. Stand-up comedy can only really exist with an audience. The more time you spend performing in front of people, the better your set will be.

2. Take notes.

To express the importance of taking notes.
Always be ready to take notes.

Inspiration can strike at any given time. Don’t miss out on what could be your best ideas just because you forgot to write them down.

3. Give it all you’ve got.

As a stand-up comedian, you’ll soon realize that the audience can sense the energy that you bring to the stage. Whatever emotion you’re feeling, the audience is going to feel as well.

So bring your A-game and charm the room.

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Work From Home and its Effects on Mental Health.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced most, if not all, organizations to switch their workers to work from home. It was supposed to be a positive situation for employees but now the studies show the outcome has been the opposite.

Some most commonly reported issues that remote workers face are : 

To express stress.
Work isn’t just supposed to stress you out.

1. Isolation

Work from home during the pandemic has forced us to stay inside, but as much as we loved it initially, the camaraderie with our coworkers is a little too hard to communicate over slack.

2. Anxiety

Anxiety caused by working from home can show up in many different forms. The pressure from feeling like you have to hustle 24/7 can get to anyone. Without giving yourself time to disconnect, you put yourself at risk of burnout. 

3. Stress

Work from home can blur some boundaries for people who work where they sleep, which results in feeling pressure to work even when they’re off. Working from home is a lot of work and requires time management, IT troubleshooting and much more. Switching between these same routine tasks over and over every day will end up stressing anyone out.

4. Depression

Depression tends to occur when people start feeling stuck. Without celebrating milestones with coworkers, it may not feel as if a person is achieving as much as the rest.

Things like anxiety, stress and isolation can also lead to or worsen a persons depression.

Work From Home Effects on Mental Health

Mental Health Matters.
Mental Health Matters.

Work from home can really challenge your mental health. It can turn an optimistic, productive worker into feeling tired, unmotivated and irritable.

It is important to look after physical health during the Coronavirus pandemic but, it’s also important to keep an eye on how you are feeling.

So before you start to sink like a stone, learn how to spot the signs of declining/bad mental health so that you can begin to plan out your next step.

1. Assess your mental health

If you have begun to notice a change in your mental health now that you are working from home, Or if you feel more stressed despite not having to commute to the office every day, that could mean it’s time to assess the state of your mental health.

2. Reach out for help

If anyone feels like they are under too much pressure, they should reach out to teammates or higher-ups. Reaching out could help you make sense of the situation and could help shed some light on the stress you’re facing.

3. Get professional help

As taboo as it may seem, going to a professional can help give you a proper diagnosis. It can also help you understand the triggers, treat and improve your mental health.

Handling Mental Health while Working From Home

Here are some tips to help protect your mental health when you are working from home.

1. Set up a routine for your day 

Make a routine.
Routines help you feel like you’re in control of your life.

Setting up a routine for yourself can help create boundaries between work and home life which can minimise the possibility of work being carried into your free time. Give yourself a start and stop time, just as though you are at work.

2. Create a place to work from home

Working from home interferes with sleep, studies have shown. While working from home, working in your bedroom should be avoided as much as possible as working where you sleep can train your body to think that’s where you’re supposed to work instead of sleep. It will then become associated with being alert and awake.

3. Stay connected with other people

Staying connected will help to reduce stress and help you feel less isolated, and also stay productive. It also helps to communicate with your manager and keep them informed of what is being worked on.

4. Try to get some fresh air 

Going for a walk and getting some fresh air and sunshine can help elevate your mood for the rest of the day. If you are self-isolating, you can go to your garden or your balcony and enjoy the fresh air outside.

5. Continue activities that make you feel relaxed

Activities that help you relax.
Do things that relax you. Read a book, maybe write again.

By continuing activities that you would do at the end of the day, you can unwind after a tough day of working from home. It can help make things feel like they have the smallest sense of normalcy.

By following these tips can help you manage your mental health while handling work from home stress until our world goes back to normal.

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How to start up while in college with Ruhan Naqash

Ruhan Naqash is one of the Co-Founders of MyCaptain. He is also the Head of Customer Acquisition as well as a Captain for our Digital Marketing and our Advertising and Marketing course. He has mentored 1000+ students.

He was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Special Mention. In his free time, he is a trilingual poet and shares his amazing poems with all his followers on social media.

A glimpse into the session.

Captain Ruhan started the session by letting the attendees drop in their questions and promised that he would answer them all by the end of the session. The attendees then heard about how he and our other Co-Founders, Captain Zeeshan and Captain Sameer, started MyCaptain as a way to help other students like them to pursue their passion

After that, we dove right into the questions that the attendees had asked, the questions ranged from how to come up with an idea for your own start-up to how to build a team while being a student to how to secure investments for your own start-up.

How to come up with an idea for a startup?

The best way to come up with an idea for your startup is by finding a problem that people face and then find out if you can come up with a solution. That solution could be your way of coming up with your own start-up.

Captain Ruhan gave a brilliant example by using something we could all relate to. He used Swiggy and Zomato’s packaging issues, mainly the drink packaging issues we’ve all faced.

When you order a drink on either platform, it normally arrives and you have to struggle trying to get all the cellotape off it. That is an issue that most of us face every other day or so, but what if you could use that to create a business to help improve the packaging and make it more convenient for the customers?

How to build a team?

While you’re in school or college, you can build a team by asking your friends and family to help you out. This could help solve the issue most young people face while trying to start their own business, it eradicates the financial pressure as well as the workload.

It also can give experience to the people who come on to help you, which is a win-win situation for everyone.

How to secure investments for a startup?

As a student, the finance of it all can be daunting, to say the least. But while you starting your own business, getting people to invest in your company should come second or even third. This is your time to build, build your social profile, promote your business and get your name out there.

Once you’ve built your brand, you can then start looking for investors to further your business. You can look for businesses in your field with investors and find out which investors are looking to invest in companies like your own.

Once all the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own experience and were given answers that could help them with the struggles they faced while trying to start their own start-ups.

Overall, it was an amazing session that taught all of us in attendance that no idea is too small and that you can find ideas for your startup all around you.

Reach out to publishers and make time for writing while working with Madhura Banerjee.

Madhura Banerjee is a published writer that has 2 books of poetry to her name and has contributed to Scholastic India’s books. She has also written freelance articles and children’s fiction for The Telegraph and has had her thoughts preserved in a few other portals as well. 

She is 25 years old and is also a TEDx speaker and has conducted numerous events across India. She was born in Kolkata and currently works in Bangalore while pursuing her passion for music. Apart from being trained in Hindustani classical vocals, she plays the piano as well.

Madura Banerjee is also a Captain for our very own Creative Writing course. 

A glimpse into the session.

After a brief introduction and a lot of love from the attendees, Captain Madhura took over to talk about her life.

From writing her first poem at 7 years old to becoming a published author, we heard about how she wanted people to know about places like Kashung and Kalipur and how she could enlighten people about these places through her poems.

By the age of 21, she knew she wanted to be published so she compiled a bunch of her poems and met with various publishers. As she was a first-timer, she faced rejection but turned it into a positive by self-publishing her first book.

How to get published?

There is a lot that goes into becoming a professional writer, from coming up with ideas for your book to building a writing habit to finding agents and getting published by a publishing company.

Trying to figure out all of this at once could overwhelm anybody, even the best aspiring writers. But if you properly plan out your steps, it could make getting published a lot easier. Whatever your aspiration, the key is to come up with a plan and stick to it.

A few things to keep in mind while trying to get published.

While getting published can be a hard task, here are a few things all writers should do before trying to get published;

  1. Talk to other authors:

Getting to know your fellow writers and making connections can help you understand the industry better. It can also help you meet the right publisher for you.

  1. Put your work up on social media:

Getting your work out there before getting published could give you the much-needed headstart that you require. It can also help you make a name for yourself and you might even end up having some fans out there.

  1. Prepare yourself for rejection: 

While no one likes to be rejected, it can be inevitable in the world of writing. All you can do is brace yourself and handle it well. One rejection isn’t the end of the world, you just have to make sure to not give up on your dream.

  1. Don’t give up:

There are always going to be people that tell you that you’re not going to make it, but what do they know? The only person in charge of your life is you, so keep the hope alive and never give up.

How to get published?

The best way to get published is to network. You can make connections with people that are already in the industry and can help you take your first few steps.

  1. Expand your network:

Meeting and connecting with people in the field can help you understand what the right steps to take are.

  1. Identify your target audience:

Find out what group of readers that you want to read your work, they are the people you are designing your work to intrigue. A target audience should understand everything you write.

  1. Look for potential agents:

Find the right literary agent, take note of some books that are similar to your own and shortlist the ones you think would be the best fit for you.

4. Submit a book proposal:

A proposal helps you summarise your book, its aims, goals, main features and an explanation of the market that it’s meant to intrigue.

How to make time for writing while working a full-time job?

Making time for writing comes from a place of being meticulous and compartmentalising different parts of your life. Balancing your time also heavily influences your ability for finding time to write 

There are multiple ways to make sure you don’t miss out on ideas or forget them, one way is to jot down an idea or a plot or even a prompt the moment it comes to you.

Tips for balancing writing and a full-time job.

  1. Set a schedule for your writing:

             Find a time in your daily routine where you have the freedom to spend time on your 

             writing, make it a habit and do your best to stick to it.

  1. Prioritise your writing:

              It might seem as though there’s always something more important that you should be    

              doing, setting time aside to work on your book or on your poems should be prioritised  

              over things that can be saved for later.

  1. Keep yourself motivated:

Motivation is a huge factor in whether or not you really stick to a new way of doing things. So keeping yourself motivated to write and to find time for it, can help you go a long way in finishing whatever goals you’ve set for yourself.

  1. Set reasonable targets:

             Don’t set your expectations too high, start by setting small reasonable goals that are feasible. Writing one page or one mini poem a day can be a good way to start small and then expand your expectations.

  1. Create the perfect environment:

             Find a spot where you can focus and be left alone, make sure you have all your necessities around and easily accessible for you when you need them, this can help make sure that your mind doesn’t wander while you are focusing on your writing.

Once we heard about ways to get published and how to make time for writing while working a full-time job, it was time for the Q&A session.

All the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own experience and were given answers that could help them with the struggles they faced while trying to get into the industry.

Overall, it was an amazing session that taught all of us in attendance that no matter what the obstacles in front of you are, if you have a plan and if you stick to it you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

How to control anxiety with Hema Mutreja.

Hema Mutreja is a very well-experienced counselling psychologist with 15 years of experience in the field of guidance and counselling. She has done her M.A in Psychology and MSc in Family Therapy, with a specialization in Marital Counselling.

Her educational qualification also includes the highly esteemed Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from NCERT, Delhi along with a Diploma in Community Mental Health from NIMHANS, Bangalore.

She is a certified NCERT counsellor who has also had the privilege of being on the panel of NCERT for their exam helpline as well as a TV Program called Sahyog, a live interaction on mental health and well-being. 

The MHRD, Govt of India selected her to be a part of Manodarpan, a helpline for psychosocial support for citizens of India during the corona pandemic.

We were very glad that she agreed to host a live session for our amazing mentees.

The session was extremely insightful and she made sure to answer every question that we received. To say that it was an overwhelming response, would not do the session justice.

What does a counselling psychologist do?

A counselling psychologist helps people deal with emotional, physical or mental health issues. Through the course of the direct sessions, they can provide assessments, diagnoses and treatments for severe psychological problems.

A glimpse into the session.

Our wonderful guest, Hema Mutreja, started the session with a 3 min meditation video while asking all the attendees to close their eyes and to focus on their breathing. We can’t explain how the entire vibe in the room changed after that short video, it was like a feeling of calmness had swept over all of us in attendance.

It was an excellent way to calm our bodies and minds down after a day of hard work or school. Can’t help but wonder how many of us are using that video after realising how the video helped soothe our nerves.

After a brief meditation session, we were taken on a journey of understanding and learning to cope with anxiety.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear about what’s going to happen or the future. Getting ready for the first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech can bring about feelings of anxiousness.

But if feelings of anxiety are extreme and are interfering with daily life, it may be an anxiety disorder.

How to cope with anxiety?

There are many ways to calm anxiety, some of the ways we were taught are by following the 3 A’s.

The 3 A’s are:

  1. Adjust:

Learn to adjust your standards. You don’t have to be perfect and it’s normal for people to have bad days. Focus on yourself and take care of what you think is important.

  1. Avoid:

             Avoid situations that are going to cause you stress. If being late to an event causes your anxiety to flare, you can leave earlier than you had planned to make sure you’re either ahead of schedule or on time.

  1. Accept:

You must learn to accept the things you cannot change. There’s no point in sitting and thinking about the future if all you think about are problems you might face. Instead, try to change what can be changed and learn to accept that some things are just inevitable.

Some other coping mechanisms that you can use are, 

Breathing exercises

Breathing exercises like the butterfly hug can help calm you down during an anxious episode. All you need to do is cross your hands across your chest while resting your middle fingers on your collarbones. Raise your elbows to create your butterfly wings and slowly tap hands on your chest, alternating between left and right. While tapping, breathe in through your nose and exhale through your nose until you start to feel some relief.

Journal writing

Journaling can help reduce anxiety, lessen feelings of distress, and increase well-being. It’s not just a simple technique; it’s an enjoyable one as well. Writing down your feelings or emotions at the end of the day can help clear those thoughts from your mind.

Self-awareness while coping with anxiety.

Self-awareness is a form of stepping back and observing your thoughts and feelings as they come forward. It is simple as noticing what emotions you feel when you’re around certain people or the thoughts that run through your head when you feel scared about something.

3 Ps of self-awareness:

  1. Purpose : Set clear goals for yourself to define your purpose of being self aware. What do you want to gain from it?
  1. Practice : Keep practicing the goals and routines you’ve set. Practice makes perfect so, keep your hopes up and keep trying.
  1. Patience : A change can’t be made overnight, so have patience and you will start to see the progress you’ve made.                    

Once we heard about ways to cope with stress and anxiety, it was time for the Q&A session.

All the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own state of mind and were given answers that could help them cope with the stress and struggles they faced.

Overall, it was an amazing session that helped all of us in attendance understand ways to control anxiety as well as taught us ways to cope with obstacles that we face in our everyday lives.

Psychology effects that go unnoticed in our daily lives

Psychology might just be a subject to study for some people, but there are many psychological effects in our everyday life that most of us know nothing about.

Psychologists study phenomena like perception, personality, emotion and interpersonal relationships. They also test psychological effects and conduct studies to prove them.

A couple of effects that have been proven are how your brain works when given choices and, conditioning someone into either liking or thinking about you when presented with a certain object, smell, or place. 

Many of these psychological effects have an impact on your daily life.

Some of these effects are:

  • The Paradox of Choice
Having too many options to choose from can cause severe anxiety for some people.

When we’re given multiple choices, no matter which one we choose, even if it is the best one, we’re always going to feel a little unhappy or unexcited about it. 

This is known as the “Paradox of Choice” – a book written by an American Psychologist named Barry Schwartz.

In the book, he talks about the stress put on people by the diversity of choices in the modern world.

So next time you’re out getting dinner and you can’t make up your mind, just know you’re experiencing the Paradox of Choice.

 ●    The Pratfall Effect 

Clumsiness, might not be a bad thing after all.

When something is perfect, it can seem threatening. The Pratfall effect proves that making mistakes or admitting your downfalls can make a person more likable and more relatable.

Elliot Aronson discovered the bias that we call the Pratfall effect in 1966.

It is also called the “blemishing effect” occasionally.

An example of this would be when you’re walking with your friend or partner and one of them trips over their own feet or walks into something, it’s very likely that their level of likability will increase in your eyes. 

  • The Anchoring Effect
Anchoring influences our daily decisions.

Anchoring is a cognitive bias that influences the decisions that a person makes.

Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman were the first to theorize anchoring in 1974.

A good example here is when a person goes shopping and sees that the price tags say that the prices have been slashed or have 50% discounts on them. 

Let’s say that you see a shirt or blouse that cost over Rs.1000 but there’s a new tag that says it’s only Rs.499. Immediately, your mind starts thinking about how great of an offer it is and you’re going to want to purchase it.

  • The Halo Effect
Are they really good people or do you just find them attractive?

When someone sees a person who’s attractive, they have a tendency to assign that person with positive traits like intelligence, better mental health, and more.

Edward Thorndike, a psychologist, wrote about the Halo effect in an article published in 1920.

The Halo effect is an error in judgement that reflects a person’s preferences, ideology, and perception.

It also works with brands and companies and is correlated with brand loyalty and brand strength.

These are just a few of the effects that we don’t notice in our daily lives. Imagine how many we could find if we just paid a little extra attention.

Work from home during a pandemic

Working from home has been relatively decent for most of us and it has also given businesses a new way to work as well as opening up a new range of possibilities for them.

The monotonous routine of work from home.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made working from home essential for most companies and businesses, what was once seen as a luxury is now something we have to do just to survive.

The question we’re all going to have to ask ourselves when this is over is, “where are we more productive? working from home or in the office?”

Naturally, both options, working from home and going to work do have their respective pros and cons.

Productivity levels have increased:

For example, multiple studies over the last few months showed that productivity while working from home had increased by 47%.

Somehow, productivity levels are soared during the peak of the pandemic.

Even with productivity soaring, morale has been taking a beating.

Most of us enjoy the time we get to spend working with our colleagues and teammates and we find it hard being restricted to the same monotonous schedules while looking at the same faces day in and day out.

Work from Home: Is it a pro or con?

In a survey conducted with people working from home, the results showed that 94% of them had said that they worked more from home than before the lockdowns had begun. The people felt like they didn’t have a proper work-life balance and actually stated that they actually preferred working in the office rather than from home.

Studies proved that most people preferred to work from the office over working from home.

While working at home has definitively proved to be a good boost for productivity, it’s very easy to fall prey to your imagination. You must have found yourselves getting distracted by food or, by a show or by something else. But without our coworkers keeping us focused, we’ve spent days being lost in our heads and haven’t managed to get all our work done.

So, here are some tips you can use while working from home to keep yourself feeling good and be as productive as you can during your working hours and only then.

1. Take clearly defined breaks during your projects.

Learn to take time out for yourself.

Try to focus on one task at a time and make sure you set reminders to take a break every half an hour or forty-five minutes to take a 5-10 minute break for yourself.

2. Try to end your day at the right time.

A healthy work-life balance is very important.

If you work 8 hours a day and your work ends at 6:30 PM, you need to make sure you end your working day then and spend time talking to your friends or playing with your pets. But the only way to make that possible is to get all our work finished during work hours.

3. Interact with your family, friends and co-workers.

Reach out to your friends and hold on to the little bit of sanity you have left.

Make time in your schedule to spend time catching up with your friends, and co-workers. You might have more in common with them than you initially thought. Social interaction is a very important thing and with all of us stuck indoors, it’s getting a little lonely. Bridge the distance with a phone call or, video call or, even a text.

4. Try meal prepping if you have to cook your own meals.

Meal prepping has gotten a lot of attention on social media platforms.

If you haven’t heard about meal prepping yet, listen up cause this is a real time-saver. Meal prepping is the concept of preparing whole meals ahead of schedule, which in this case, refers to the previous night. You can make batches of the same items and store them in the fridge, they typically last for 3-5 days.

5. Have a healthy sleep schedule.

Take a nap, fix that sleep schedule, trust me, you’re going to need it.

Maintaining a good sleep schedule and not staying on Instagram all night is definitely something we’ve all been struggling with. That and Netflix, of course. It’s hard to fall asleep while TikTok songs are stuck in your head all night, but that’s why it’s good to create a morning routine for yourself and stick to it. Once you do that, it’s smooth sailing until you stay up all night again. It’s a brutal cycle, but it’s the truth.

6. Have your meals at the right time.

Eat good and healthy meals on time.

While eating your meals on time is a good thing, it’s even better when you eat right. Make sure you’re eating meals that are not too filling and leave you drowsy for the rest of the workday. That could end up with not being able to get any work done and that’s just stressful for everybody.

These tips should help you make it through working from home and hopefully come out as an even stronger person. And also, to let you know that you’re not alone and whatever you’re feeling throughout this time is valid.

Here’s to being back in the real world soon. Stay safe.

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