How to show your appreciation for your loved ones from afar

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Right now, the whole world is going through a tough time. Since Coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, we have all been put on lockdown, meaning that we have been unable to travel to see our loved ones – no matter whether they live in the same town or a completely different country. One way we can all make this process easier is by being kind to one another and showing each other how much we care. If you haven’t yet gone out of your way to let your family or friends know that you are thinking about them, here are some things you can consider doing to show how much you appreciate the special people in your life.

Share daily positive news

Do you have friends that are anxious during this time? If so, why not send them examples of good news stories that can help to take their minds off the negative situation? The Happy Newspaper was created to celebrate all that’s good in the world, so go ahead and call your friend up to share some lovely stories that you’ve read – it’ll make you both feel better.

Send tasty treats

If one of your loved ones has to spend their birthday in lockdown, don’t forget to send them a sweet treat such as some delicious toffee to let them know that you’ve remembered their special day.

Encourage them to stay active

Exercise helps to clear the mind, and that is particularly important when many of us are sat home worrying every day. If you have completed any feel-good fitness sessions recently, such as high intensity online classes from the likes of Joe Wicks on YouTube, forward the link on to your friends and family, so that they can try it out too. After they have done their first session, they’ll feel re-energised, and ready to do another one the following day!

Plan group calls

Do you have friends all over the world that you haven’t seen in months? Then why not arrange a group video call? During lockdown, many people have been getting together virtually, creating their own quizzes and taking part in fun activities such as charades. It’s the perfect way to unwind and forget about everything that is going on in the world for the evening.

How have you been showing your appreciation for your loved ones during this time?

5 reasons you shouldn’t use your phone whilst driving

Just quickly skipping the next song on your playlist, glancing at that message you just received from your mom or replying to that urgent work email that your boss just sent across. All of these sound like things we use our smart devices for every single day, but when we add in the element of driving and being behind the wheel, these simple acts suddenly turn deadly.

Using your phone whilst driving can cost lives, and thousands of innocent people every year, drivers, cyclists and motorists alike, fall victim to the negligible and utterly selfish actions of others – click the link if you’re looking for Jewish lawyers near me.

We’ve all been there, been tempted to check out phones to satisfy our curiosity whilst driving. Afterall, it's only for a couple of seconds…what could happen? The truth is that when we’re behind the wheel every second counts and you need to be completely focused on what’s ahead.

 

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Here we’ve compiled 5 reasons you shouldn’t use your phone whilst driving.

You’re more likely to crash

As mentioned above, when you’re behind the wheel you need to have your wits about you and your concentration firmly on the road ahead. Sadly, looking at your phone, replying to messages and skipping the songs on your playlist even if it’s just for a moment, makes you more likely to crash your vehicle or make a catastrophic mistake behind the wheel. It’s just not worth it.

You’re risking the lives of others

Even if you’re not wholly bothered about your own safety, you should take a moment to consider the other lives you’re putting in danger. From pedestrians on the street to the people in other cars, cyclists, motorbike riders and the passengers in your own vehicle.

 

It’s illegal!

Depending on the state that you’re in, you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law if you’re caught using your phone behind the wheel. If you’re caught by the authorities then you can expect a fine, if you cause an accident then jail time is likely.

Your reaction time is slower

Studies have shown that when you’re using your phone behind the wheel, your reaction time is significantly reduced. Making a crash all the more likely.

All you have to do is pull over

If you can’t possibly go any further without checking that notification then all you need to do is pull over. You don’t need to use your phone behind the wheel!

Life Goals! 5 Cute and Creative Planner Ideas You’ll Love

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Do you depend on planners to achieve your life goals? Add a splash of colour and creativity with these five fun planner ideas for your goal-oriented life.

When you have everything planned out well, everything runs like clockwork! Things would fall apart if you try to go against the plan. If this sounds like you, you might have a type-A personality. People with a type-A personality (who benefit the most from keeping a planner) are very organized and competitive.

In a ground breaking personality study done in 1976, of the 3154 people studied, a little more than 50% qualified as type-A personalities, so there’s a ton of type-As running around!

To help you spice up your personal planner, we have hunted for the cutest planner ideas to add function and flair to your favourite book. If you are looking for some awesome planner personalization inspiration, keep reading!

 

 

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Stickers

One of the easiest things to add to a planner is a bunch of adorable little stickers. Put them on the front cover, back cover, all the pages, and anywhere else you can get them to stick!

The variety of stickers to choose from is mind-boggling. There are even stickers made for personal planners! Add little cake slice stickers to represent someone’s birthday or a stethoscope for an appointment with your doctor.

 

Customize a Bookmark

To make finding the current date a breeze, add a super cute bookmark that fits the exact size of your planner. You can use anything flat to make a bookmark too!

For instance, if you have a washi tape design that calls to you, stick a piece of the tape to a piece of white paper or cardstock then cut it out. Then stick it in your planner pages and trim to fit!

 

Custom Planner Pages

It’s hard to find a pre-printed planner that has all the elements you want in one book. A way to thwart this is to find a planner that needs a couple of tweaks. Add a page for notes if you need to or repurpose a superfluous section into something you will use more.

You can even start from scratch for custom planners that are everything you want and need in a planner without any of the extra stuff you don’t need!

 

Planner Ideas for Water Intake Tracking

Many of us have a hard time remembering to drink enough water. With a schedule that is hectic from sun up to sundown, who could blame you?

Try tracking your water intake in your planner (since you always have that in your bag). Add little water cups to each day and cross them out as you finish the cup of water. Now a quick glance can tell you how much water you have had and remind you to stay hydrated!

 

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Get the girls together and share some of these killer planner ideas so you can all have fun and functional planners! Bonus tip: If you work on your planners together, you can work in more time to spend with the besties!

 

We hope this article helped inspire you. If it did, share the inspiration on your favourite social media sites! If you have more ideas of things to add to your personal planner, please leave a comment below!

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