How to stay active when working from home

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I have been running my own business from home for many years, long before it became trendy. Working remotely works amazingly well for me. It allows me to juggle all sorts at the same time, like taking care of my babies, going back to university to study Psychology, and now recently, I got a full-time job working from home. I won’t have it any other way as working remotely allows me do all that needs to be done and more. However, it can be very easy to be inactive when you work from home. If you are not careful, you can find yourself sitting down for hours without taking breaks or moving around, and this can way can cause havoc if it carries on for too long.

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How to stay active when working from home

If you are wondering how to stay active when working from home, here are a few ideas that may work for you.

Keep active while you sit with a desk exercise equipment

It is important to keep active all through the day but I know how hard it can be when you have numerous tasks to complete on your desktop. One way to ensure you stay active is to move even when you are sitting. I know this may sound tricky to do but thankfully there are all sorts of compact desk exercise equipment that would help those who need to stay active while sitting.

All you have to do is to shop around for the right desk exercise equipment to fit your fitness goals as well as your living space. A quick online search would bring up many options.

Exercise from the comfort of your home

If you are too busy to hit the gym or you rather workout from home like me, make the time as many times as you can in a week to exercise from home. I try to exercise in the mornings before I start my day and it helps me get through the day feeling fab. Jumping jacks, dumbbell lifts, push ups, squats, are some amazing suggestions for indoor workout.

Go for walks in nature

I take breaks regularly while working as much as I can. I like to spend time in nature so I make sure I go for my daily walks outside of the school run. It helps me break the day nicely and clears my head. The more windy, the better, but I like sunny spells too!

Going for regular walks helps massively especially when you work from home as you don’t commute and you may find yourself not stepping out if you have no other responsibilities.

Walk around your house

I know this sounds like common sense but it surprises how easy it can be to work for hours at my desk if I don’t make it a goal to stand up. Walking around your home is as easy as getting every hour (or half hourly if possible) to get a drink or just to stretch the legs.

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Hopefully these tips on how to stay active as you work from home have given you food for thought. Staying active, like most things in life, is down to intention. Once you make up your mind to stay active and you channel your energy into doing just that, you will find yourself becoming more and more active as the days go by.





The Benefits of Shopping at a High-End Pawn Shop for Designer Goods

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The world of high-end fashion can be expensive, with designer brands often costing thousands of dollars. However, an alternative way to acquire designer goods without breaking the bank is to shop at a high-end pawn shop. Shops such as Max Pawn, located in Las Vegas, offer a unique shopping experience for those looking for luxury items. This article will discuss the benefits of shopping at a high-end pawn shop for designer goods.


One of the biggest concerns when buying designer goods from a second-hand store is the item’s authenticity. However, with high-end pawn shops, you can rest assured that the items for sale are authentic. The store’s staff is trained to authenticate luxury items and works with trusted sources to ensure that all items are genuine.

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Lower Prices

Shopping at a high-end pawn shop can save you significant money. Because the items are pre-owned, they are often sold at a fraction of their original retail price. You can get designer handbags, luxury watches, and fine jewelry at a much lower price than you would pay at a traditional retail store.

Unique Items

High-end pawn shops offer a unique shopping experience because you never know what items you may find. They have a vast inventory of luxury goods, including designer handbags, fine jewelry, and luxury watches. You can find unique items that may not be available in traditional retail stores. Plus, shopping at a high-end pawn shop adds an element of excitement and surprise to your shopping experience.

Sustainable Fashion

Buying second-hand designer goods is a sustainable way to shop for luxury items. Purchasing pre-owned items reduces the demand for new products, which can help reduce the fashion industry’s environmental impact. High-end pawn shops offer an eco-friendly way to shop for luxury items.

Support Local Businesses

Shopping at a high-end pawn shop is also a way to support local businesses. Unlike large retail chains, high-end pawn shops are often independently owned and operated. Shopping at these stores supports local entrepreneurs and contributes to the local economy.

Easy Resale

If you no longer need or want the item you purchased at a high-end pawn shop, you can easily resell it back to the store. For example, they offer a buy-back program for items purchased at the store. This means you can recoup some of the money you spent on the item, making shopping at a high-end pawn shop a more financially savvy choice.

Luxury Art

Shopping at Pawn shops can be a great option for those looking to add some high-end art to their collection. In addition to designer goods, Pawn shops also offer a selection of pre-owned luxury art pieces. This can include paintings, sculptures, and other works of art from well-known artists. With rare and unique pieces available, shoppers can find one-of-a-kind art pieces they may not be able to find elsewhere.

In conclusion, shopping at a high-end pawn shop like Max Pawn offers many benefits for those looking to acquire designer goods. From authentic items to lower prices, unique items to sustainable fashion, supporting local businesses to no sales tax, and easy resale, there are many reasons to consider shopping at a high-end pawn shop. Plus, the added surprise and excitement make the shopping experience more enjoyable. So, consider checking out a high-end pawn shop next time you are looking for luxury items.


The Best Time of Year to Restock Your Closet

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If you spend a lot of time looking into your wardrobe until you find the outfit that you want, it is the right time to refresh and/or restock your closet. Maybe you have too many items that you don’t use anymore, either because they’ve gone out of style or don’t fit you anymore.

Other times you simply keep a lot of old clothes for their sentimental value, but you can no longer use them to go out on the street. Whatever the reason, updating your wardrobe from time to time is always a lot of fun.

You need to start by taking the clothes out of the closet and analyzing them piece by piece. After getting rid of what no longer fits, you can finally go shopping without feeling guilty. And when we talk about shopping, it’s always good to remember that there are some ideal times throughout the year to restock your closet on a budget.

Let’s analyze three of them and why you should circle them down in your calendar so you don’t miss the next big sale!

Holiday Season

Store owners often take advantage of this time of the year (and the number of people looking for gifts) to promote deals, markdowns, and even cashback offers. This happens first because retailers try to avoid getting stuck with lots of things after Christmas; and from January because they want to get rid of what they couldn’t sell during the holidays.

So, this is the best moment to find bargains like designer clothes and cool accessories such as handbags or some in-demand and timeless aviator prescription glasses for a much more attractive price.

But you’re not the only person looking for offers during this period. So here are some tips to avoid the holiday rush and still get great deals:

  • Make your Christmas shopping list in advance to better set your budget.
  • Go to outlet stores rather than malls or large department stores.
  • Set your budget before you start holiday shopping.
  • Compare prices of items you’re looking for on the stores’ websites to identify the best deals.
  • Don’t leave your shopping to the last minute.
Memorial Day

This is a federal holiday originally created for mourning the soldiers who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It takes place at the end of May and for a few decades now it has also become one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, offering a three-day weekend with sales of summer merchandise.

Precisely because of this – retailers preparing their stores for summer, which starts in June – it is possible to find great deals on spring items that these retailers were unable to sell during the season. And since they want to clear out their inventory, discounts can reach up to 50 percent, allowing you to stock your closet with a few pieces for next spring.

The golden tip is not to buy summer clothes during the Memorial Day sales, because these items’ prices usually go down during mid-summer and you can buy them for a better price on the following date…

4th of July

The Fourth of July (also known as Independence Day) has been celebrated since the 18th century and became a federal holiday in 1870. Gradually, the political importance of the date began to be forgotten and the focus shifted to a celebration of American patriotism, with family get-togethers, fireworks shows, and lots of outdoor parties.

To take advantage of the celebrations, retailers started promoting massive discounts and turned the 4th of July into one of the hottest shopping holidays of the year, especially for those looking for summer and spring clothes.

Around the same time, another great option is Amazon Prime Day, a 48-hour deal event promoted by the e-commerce empire that offers thousands of deals. In 2022, Prime Day took place on July 12th and 13th, and these dates are expected to be repeated in 2023. So the first half of July is one of the great times to restock your closet, with at least two weeks’ worth of deals and promotions.

Keep an Eye on the Calendar

Although there are some other opportunities throughout the year to buy cheap (including the famous Black Fridays), the three dates above are the best times to restock your closet without compromising your bank account or accumulating debt for the rest of the year.

Try to stick to the basics and avoid superfluous purchases. Before going out shopping madly, make a list of the items you really need instead of buying only what is on offer or at a great discount. That way you avoid filling your closet with clothes you may never wear in your life.

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