Why You Should Declutter Your Workstation

It can sound like real common sense, yet many people just don’t have the habit of tidying up and decluttering the work desk.

It might be due to laziness or even a counter-intuitive way of staying organized that some people choose to leave a mess at the workstation.

But even if you are one of those people who choose to keep your workspace looking like a battlefield to impress the boss, you might find that removing all that clutter can have a greater benefit than just showing your colleagues how hard you work.

And that benefit concerns your state of mind.

Think about the last time you entered a fancy hotel room. You walked in and breathed in the freshness and cannot wait for the end of the day so that you can relax in the clean sheets of the queen-sized mattress.

I’d bet that you wouldn’t feel that comfort if the bed was in mess with pillows all over the place and bedsheets that were not nicely tucked.

The pleasure you feel from the neat and tidy look of the bed is no coincidence.

We are generally programmed to love tidiness by default. It’s just that often times, people just find decluttering quite a chore to undertake.

Tidiness and organization eases the mind and alleviates stress. Even feng shui has something to say about it.

A decluttered workspace sub-consciously eases the mind, relaxes your thoughts and calms down your emotions. Putting you in a better mental state to go about work and make decisions.

For example, if you are suddenly reminded of a report which the boss is expecting from you that has slipped your mind, a calm purposefulness is going to help you prepare that report before you get found out. Let’s not forget that the tidy workstation is going to help you find what you need faster.

Arriving at the office each day to a tidy organized table also sub-consciously reminds yourself that you start the day with a clean slate.

There are really only 3 rules you need to follow to ensure that you leave work every day with a tidy desk.

The first is that at most, only 30% of the table surface area should be taken up by office items like stationary, folders and display items. This is excluding the keyboards and computer monitor.

Secondly, any unfinished tasks you have to take on and complete the next day should not be left on the table. Sometimes we leave unfinished stuff on the table so that we are reminded of it the moment we arrive at work.

This does not have to be the case.

Just make it a point to keep all these paperwork in the top drawer. Even if they are in a mess, being in the drawer creates the illusion of cleanliness. This is enough to trick your mind into a calmer state.

Thirdly, keep personal items to a minimum. The office is not your home. And you should keep it at that.

Anyway, having a flurry of personal items at the office can unconsciously make you feel at home… yet you are not. This can deprive you of the real feeling of warmth when you arrive home at the end of the day.

If you don’t subscribe to the notion that a decluttered workstation can improve your mental state, just give it a try for a week or two. I’m confident that you would be able to feel the difference for yourself.

What’s New in Fashion: Tabia Charles-Collins Fashion Line

The year is coming to an end and the new decade is going to say hello to us soon. I think it’s about time for us to try something new. In my case, I want to add unique, bold outfits in my closet. I was just checking out some new online fashion shops and found one that caught my attention.

If you are looking for a refreshing fashion line and want to try bold and fashion-forward statements, there’s a new clothing line that you need to check out. It is called Anisah by Tabia Charles-Collins.

Anisah by Tabia Charles-Collins sells head wraps, skirts, jackets, and jumpsuits. What I like about this line is that all of their pieces are so colorful. The designer’s love for tribal prints is evident in every piece in her collection. According to their website, Tabia Charles-Collin’s vision is for her line to be dramatic, attention-grabbing, and head-turning with a splash of mystique, a dash of grace, and a sprinkle of elegance.

Statement Pieces for Everyone

I love their printed head wraps because they are simply stunning. I think it is a perfect addition to any outfit, because it can make a super simple outfit looking amazing. Their Ankara printed head warps are unique, so I highly recommend it to be a staple accessory.

Anisah’s Ankara printed skirts as just as pretty and unique as their head wraps. It can make any simple outfit look effortlessly fashionable. Just match it with a black top and you’re ready to go!

Most jackets nowadays look plain and simple, but Anisah’s jacket collection is an exception. Each jacket is colorful, lively, and fashionable. Even if you are just wearing a black or white T-shirt underneath, their jackets will make your entire outfit look as if it came out of a fashion magazine. I especially love their Runway Jacket. Its name says it all. It’s just perfect for the runway. They also have jackets for men that are equally fashionable.

Anisah also has a line of jumpsuits that are perfect for any occasion. Just like their other pieces, these jumpsuits are colorfully printed and look flattering.

About the Designer

I wouldn’t be surprised if you have heard of her name before. Tabia Charles-Collins is a former Olympian. This 34-year-old long jumper is currently inspiring athletes to pursue their passion, which in her case is fashion. Even during her athlete days, she was admired because of her good fashion sense. She used to compete in fishnet stockings. This University of Miami Hall of Famer aims to provide statement outfits for both men and women.

Easy Way to Get Rid of Flabby Tummy

2019 is coming to an end and the new year is about to come. Have you made a list of your New Year’s Resolution already?

One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions people tend to include their list is to get fit. If it is included in your list too, no problem, I totally understand. Even I am planning to exercise or walk outdoors more because I want to start improving my health as well as my physical appearance. No, I am not planning to starve myself. What I need is more physical activity because my job requires me to sit down a lot in front of my computer for more than 9 hours a day.

While I was looking for some tips on how to easily lose weight, I stumbled upon a page with a list of items that can help people get the body shape they desire. One thing that caught my attention is a waist trainer. I already tried wearing one before but now, I am planning to do it again for a longer period of time.

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What is a Waist Trainer?

Wait Trainer is very similar to a corset. It should be worn daily in order to achieve the curves that you desire. Sounds good, right? Of course, wearing it alone is not the only step you need to take. When waist training, the person needs to follow a proper diet and do exercises as well.

What I like about wearing a waist trainer is that it instantly makes the waist look slimmer. The longer you do waist training, the slimmer your waist will get. It is actually an awesome way to supplement my long-term slimming goals.

Waist training could be a bit uncomfortable for the first time, but you will surely get the hang of it after a few days of wearing it. It is very important to choose a quality waist trainer that is made of materials that won’t make you feel too uncomfortable.

Corset or waist training becomes more and more popular because people have already noticed desirable and fast results when doing it. It will help you sweat more during exercise. It will also help you avoid overeating. Sounds good, right? Aside from helping with my tummy’s slimming process, waist training will also help me achieve the waist curve that I want to get back.

When to Wear a Waist Trainer

The answer is simple. Anywhere. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. You can wear a waist trainer anytime, anywhere. It is also perfect for any outfit. Some people even waist trainers while sleeping!

What to Consider Before Getting a Waist Trainer

Before you buy a waist trainer in UK, you need to make sure that it’s the right size. Waist trainer sizes vary from person to person, so you need to keep that in mind. Another thing that you should consider is the material. If you think that it is the right fit and the material doesn’t make you feel uneasy, get it!

Have you tried waist training before? Or are you planning to do it in 2020? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Botne Cosmetics Sheerly Tinted Sunscreen SPF 44 Review

I know it’s freezing cold this season, but did you know that you should still wear sunscreen in the winter? We don’t get sunburned easily during the winter season because of the weaker UVB rays. However, the UVA rays from the sun can still cause skin damage, premature aging, and wrinkles. If you are thinking of doing some outdoor activities this winter, I highly recommend wearing a gentle sunscreen that will not only protect your skin from the sun but will also make your skin glow. In this article, we will talk about the Sheerly Tinted Sunscreen developed by Botne Cosmetics.

What I like about Botne’s Sheerly Tinted Sunscreen is that it the active ingredients are natural minerals, not chemicals.  How awesome is that? I’m all for natural beauty and products and this is good news for those who have sensitive skin or have undergone procedures. Even though it’s sheer and lightweight, it produces a universal tint that is perfect for most skin types and complexions. Whether you like wearing makeup or not, this one’s perfect for you because it can be worn alone or under your foundation. Actually, if you have nice skin already and don’t need much coverage, I think you can use this product as a base or foundation.

Why Botne’s Sheerly Tinted Sunscreen?

There are many reasons to love this product. I like it because it:

  • is reef-friendly
  • is anti-aging
  • is hydrating
  • is gentle, sheer, and lightweight
  • is perfect for all skin types and complexions (yes, even for sensitive skin!)
  • can be used post procedure
  • promotes healthy skin
  • contains SPF44 that protects the skin from harmful sun rays
  • is perfect for daily use (no matter what the season is!)
  • is waterproof (up to 40 minutes)
  • contains iron oxides
  • contains hyaluronic acid that provides hydration and nourishment to the skin
  • contains Vitamin E that acts as an antioxidant that fights against free radicals, cellular damage, and premature aging
  • contains pure mineral active ingredients (including zinc oxide and titanium oxide) that provide a physical barrier and offers a natural approach to sun protection

Price

Botne’s Sheerly Tinted Sunscreen SPF44 is available on botnecosmetics.com. For only $52, you get to enjoy 59g or 2.1 oz of product in a pump bottle packaging.

About the Brand

Botne is a cosmetics company that aims to provide health and beauty products with the highest quality. They develop a line of naturally derived skin care products with clinically proven results.

Maximum Hair Thickening Serum: Is this Really the Solution for Thinning Hair?

Our hair is our crowning glory, so we should give proper care to it. Everyone wants to have healthy, strong, and thick hair. However, even if we do everything we can to keep our hair thick and healthy-looking, we still experience hair fall from time to time. There are also some people who notice hair thinning as they get older.

Hair thinning is not something that only aging or elderly people experience. According to mayoclinic.org, hair loss could be related to a number of factors such as heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications, supplements, radiation therapy to the head, stress, and hair styling treatments. If you are experiencing this, don’t worry because it could still be prevented or treated (depending on the case).

In this article, we will talk about the revolutionary product that is making noise in the beauty industry today. It is called Maximum Hair Thickening Serum by Hair Restoration Laboratories.

The Maximum Hair Thickening Serum is a potent leave-in hair treatment that is packed with clinically-studied ingredients (such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Caprylic Triglyceride) that can:

  • provide maximum hair thickness
  • provide intense nourishment to the hair
  • improve hair strength
  • minimize hair loss
  • keep hair follicles and scalp in optimum condition
  • keep hair shiny and vibrant

This product contains a high level of DHT Halting Complex, which is composed of effective ingredients that block the harmful effects of DHT or Dihydrotestosterone. DHT is a cause of pattern hair loss for both men and women. The DHT Halting Complex ingredients that work together to prevent hair loss and help regrow hair include Azelaic Acid, Biotin, Caffeine, Cayenne Fruit Extract, Cumin Seed Oil, Ginseng, Green Tea Extract, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Pumpkin Seed Oil, and Saw Palmetto Extract.

What I like about this product is that it is not a temporary fix for thinning hair. With continued use, this hair serum will make you enjoy its long-term benefits. It is so potent that it can instantly improve the appearance of your hair upon first application. This product can be used by both men and women. It is also safe for all hair types, so it’s perfect for you whether you have dry, oily, color-treated, damaged, or ethnic hair.

Another thing that I love about the Maximum Hair Thickening Serum is that it is free from parabens and sulfates! It is made from safe and test ingredients that won’t irritate my hair and scalp.

Now, let’s talk about the price. For $44.99, you will get 60mL of the serum. Here’s a good news for you. For a limited amount of time, you can get it for only $34.99! Now is the perfect time to get it at a discounted price! Give it a try or give it to someone who needs help with hair problems. Besides, Christmas is just around the corner! The Maximum Hair Thickening Serum could be the perfect Christmas gift for some of your friends and loved ones!

Calming Thing to Do This Weekend

Good news, it’s almost weekend! The work week is coming to an end and you’ll finally have your “me” time. Have you already made plans for the weekend? If not, no problem at all. Besides, staying at home and not doing anything are considered a treat for most of us after a busy week at work.

I will be travelling for 18 days starting next week. That is why I want to get as much rest as I can this weekend. Every weekend, I usually just stay at home, read e-books, sleep, watch Netflix (or YouTube), and chill. However, this weekend, I want to try something different.

I was just surfing the net today and stumbled upon some podcasts that people love to listen to. I checked them one by one to see if I can find some that I might want to check out this weekend. I was looking for one that is relatable and easy to listen to. After minutes of searching, I found a podcast called Poems for People hosted by R.R. Noall. The podcast currently has over 10 episodes and each episode has decent length.

What piqued my interest was the fact that the host is a poet. To be honest, it’s the first time I stumbled upon a podcast that talks about poetry – particularly typewriter poetry. I used to write poems and short stories in my teenage years. I really want to do it again but I’m always busy at work. Not gonna lie, I had to google what “typewriter poetry” means as I’ve never heard of it before.

Rachel R. Noall, the podcast’s host, talk to people who have inspiring stories and writes poems for them using her typewriter. What amazed me about it is that she writes poems in real-time.

I knew that Poems for People is perfect for me because I love inspiring stories, poetry, relatable content, and writing. I listened to the first episode and absolutely loved it! I can’t wait to listen to all the other episodes while chilling on the couch on Saturday afternoon while having a cup of coffee or tea. Actually, I think this podcast is perfect for Sunday mornings, too!

If you are busy during the weekends, that’s not a problem. Each episode is less than 30 minutes long, so you may listen to it before going to sleep or while on commute to work. I already know that it will be a calm, genuine, and lovely part of my week. I do believe that we deserve to relax and be inspired from time to time in order to live a better life.

If you are interested, there are 2 ways to get access to the podcast: Apple Podcasts and Spotify. You may write a comment below this post to let me know your thoughts about it. It’s always a good idea to share thoughts with like-minded people. 🙂

Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Franchise

Are you thinking of starting a business soon? Is franchising one of the options you have in mind? If so, you are on the right page. In this article, we will talk about the important things that business-minded people like you should consider before buying a franchise.

Thinking About Your Goals and Priorities

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With so many franchising opportunities out there, which one suits you best? Take time to think and find out the answer to this question. What are your goals and priorities? Some people do business just to make a lot of money. Some want to pursue what they are passionate about. Some opt to buy a franchise because they want to have a good work and life balance. Identifying your business goals and priorities will help you choose the right sector.

Your time is also a very important thing to consider in this matter. You need to decide whether you want to be a hands-on or a hands-off franchise owner. In addition to the time you can commit for your franchise, of course, you need to consider your budget. How much are you able and willing to invest? Are you planning to apply for a business loan?

Knowing More About the Franchisor

Once you have decided the right sector for you, it’s time to look for the right franchisor. Once you have a list of your potential franchisors, reach out to each of them and learn more about their background and what they offer to their franchisees. You may ask them if they provide support and training, charge fees, or offer growth plans. It is also important to know the average income their franchisees earn. It would be great if you can talk to some of their franchisees. If they won’t allow you to do so, then that would be a red flag.

Becoming a #BeautyBoss

The beauty industry is undeniably booming nowadays and it will likely continue to grow in the years to come. Do you love going to salons? Do you like makeup? How about nail products? Do you like beauty in general? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you could be a Beauty Boss!

If you think that you are ready to become your own boss and be a beauty boss, I suggest that you check out Pink Parlour. This company can help you build your own business parlor in the Philippines.

Why Pink Parlour?

With branches in over 5 locations in the country, Pink Parlour is indeed one of the most successful body grooming service providers today. They also have 15 regional outlets across South East Asia, so they’re highly reputable not only in the Philippines but also in the whole of Asia. This award-winning beauty salon franchise has been around since 2005 and has been keeping up with the beauty and technology trends ever since.

What I like about Pink Parlour is that they are experts in the beauty industry, especially in the body waxing category, so they know what they do. They guide their franchisees and teach them the ins and outs of the business as well as the techniques on how to get repeat customers. They promise to help their franchisees every step of the way to make sure that they’re franchise becomes a success.

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A MUST TRY! The Latest Japanese Food Craze in Manila for As Low As Php99!

You’ve read that right! Now it is possible to satisfy your Japanese food cravings without breaking your bank. Head to Cybermall in Eastwood City now and check out Grillin’ Ape if you are looking for the best Japanese restaurant in manila 2019 and after hour beer joint!

Affordable Yummy Japanese Food

Grillin’ Ape brings modern and convenient grab-and-go sushi and Yakitori bento meals to Manila. Yakitori consists of delicious grilled meats on sticks that are glazed with tantalizing special sauce drizzled over a steamy rice bowl. If you aren’t sure what to try first, then let me help you. My personal favorite is the Yakitori with bacon wrapped delicious Enoki mushrooms. Just thinking about it makes my mouth watery, yum!

The delicious and healthy meals they offer starts from less than Php100 for a sushi roll! You may try their sushi rolls for as low as Php99 and their rice bowls for as low as Php190! Their menu also consists of party platter, individual and premium sticks, tempura, karage, beer, sake, and add-ons such as drinks, gyoza, ice cream, veggies, and more!

Perfect for Groups

The Manila food market offers amazing deals for families and large groups. Grillin’ Ape is definitely one of the best places to go to if you want to hang out and enjoy scrumptious foods with your loved ones. Their party sets are worth a try. There are 3 sets available: P4RTY SET (good for 4 people), P6RTY SET (good for 6 people), and P8RTY SET (good for 8 people).

Instagram-friendly Food and Location

In addition to affordable Japanese meals, another thing that makes Grillin’ Ape worth checking out is its trendy atmosphere. So, if you like dining in Instagrammable restaurants, you’ll surely enjoy taking snaps at Grillin’ Ape.

Grillin’ Ape’s atmosphere is absolutely perfect for the ‘gram, but you should also check its equally instagrammable Sushi Donuts (which are seriously the bomb!). Whether you are a lover of ebi, salmon, or teriyaki chicken, the Sushi Donuts will surely satisfy your cravings. They are served with special mayo sauces that will surely tickle your taste buds while bringing you to sushi haven!

Mission to Give Back

Aside from fulfilling their mission to provide affordable Japanese food, Grillin’ Ape is also on a mission to give back to the community. They distribute 8 food box per month to street children, dedicate 3% annual profits for education scholarships for street children, and provide a joint program that empower employees to help the community.

Indeed, Grillin’ Ape is one of the best places to eat in Manila if you are looking for affordable and delicious Japanese food in a trendy location!

Opening Promo

On the second week of November 2019, Grillin’ Ape will finally start grilling at Eastwood Cybermall Level 3! Bring your friends and family with you and enjoy affordable and quality Japanese meals together at Grillin’ Ape.

Here’s another good news! They offer a FREE SUSHI ROLL for every Yakitori Bowl you order as their opening promo!

Grillin’ Ape Address: Eastwood Cybermall Level 3, Eastwood Citywalk, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110

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3 Costume Ideas If You Want to Look Fabulous on Halloween

There’s no doubt that Halloween is just around the corner. You might have already received an invitation for that Halloween party your friend or colleague is organizing. Make your Halloween moments count by wearing a fabulous costume that will make you stand out in the crowd.

In this article, we will talk about 3 costume ideas that will make you noticeable and look fabulous on your upcoming Halloween party.

Princess Jasmine

If you are going for a sweet, princessy vibe, why don’t you dress as Princess Jasmine? The Princess Jasmine costume is not only for kids, but also for women! In addition to being sweet, Jasmine is also independent, strong, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind – just like you!

Wonder Woman

If you are not after a princessy look, but still want to look fabulous, a Wonder Woman costume might be perfect for you. Superhero costumes are still in!

Jessica Rabbit

The Jessica Rabbit costume is undeniably one of the most popular Disney Halloween costumes ever. If you have fabulous curves, then why not flaunt them?

Who says Halloween costumes should make you look scary? Nowadays, you are free to choose whichever Halloween costume you like. Why try to look scary when you can stand out with your sexy and fabulous getup? 

In order to pull the above-mentioned Halloween costume ideas, you need to prep yourself first. As you already know, these costumes will make you show a little skin. Waxing is one of the easiest, quickest, and safest ways to get rid of unwanted body hair. Also, it helps remove dead skin cells without leaving your skin itchy or dark. Here’s another good news – getting a waxing service won’t break your bank! Check out the #GetSmooth Package Deal if you want to get Brazilian, half leg, and underarm or brow waxing for an affordable price. Now, you can look Halloween-ready for your Instagram snaps!

Top Bathroom Renovation Trends In 2019

Are you looking for the latest bathroom renovation trends for getting some idea to improve your house? Well, bathroom renovation has become very popular in recent years and interior designers are taking their styles to a whole new level with newer designing ideas.

Bathroom renovation has become a rage in recent years and if you are thinking about bathroom renovations to surprise your family members, here are some top trends of bathroom renovation that will help you to get an idea about the latest styles and associated things. So, if you are planning about the investment, this article is for you.

Biophilic Design

If you are a nature lover and looking for a perfect bathroom renovation then, nothing can be better than this option. The biophilic design of the bathroom is aimed to give you a feel of nature amidst the hustle and bustle of a city. You can keep small plants inside the bathroom and along with that natural-looking stones or tiles will enhance the natural ambiance in the bathroom.

You can choose greenery as the main theme and decorate the space accordingly. People should pay attention to the color as well so that it suits the ambiance. The unique design is one of the top trends in bathroom renovations and you can easily follow this style with the help of professional designers. 

Simple Minimalistic Design

There are many homeowners who love minimalist designs for their bathrooms and if you are that kind of person, this bathroom renovation trend will blow your mind. Now bid farewell to chrome and choose from ultramodern gold, black, and copper! One can comprise a glass-walled open shower that will give it an elegant look.

One should also pay attention to bathroom fittings and choose simple-looking fittings that suit the tiles. It is the most popular trend for bathroom renovations and if you love simple and classic design, make sure to check this out. 

Play With Colours

While there’s hype about full black or white bathroom, the colorful bathroom design will surprise everyone with its unique appearance. This design allows people to play with color as much as possible. One can experiment with various colors or you can simply choose similar shades to match the appearance perfectly. If you are searching for the latest trends of bathroom renovations, this is one of the most unique designs and you can give it a try. 

Terrazo

In case readers are looking for a unique looking bathroom, Terrazo can be used to get the desired look. Terrazzo, a material made of natural stones, marble, and cement, is an all-time favorite of the designers. There are unlimited colors and combinations to choose from and you can check the designs online now.   

Tiny Bathroom

Are you struggling to find a perfect design for your tiny bathroom? If yes, then this bathroom renovation trend will help you to make a decision. People often complain about their tiny bathroom but designers have invented suitable designs to decorate small bathrooms in a unique way. 

The unique design can even compete with a full four-piece bathroom and this is one of the most popular trends for bathroom renovations in 2019. The bathroom features include a unique shaped sink and other things that will leave a wow factor every time you see it. These are some of the most popular trends for bathroom renovations and we hope this information was helpful for the readers to choose the appropriate bathroom designs according to their budget and preferences.  Taking suggestion from the experienced ones can help you to get a good result as well.

About the Author

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