Financial Pandemic Tips For Now?!

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Personal Finance Tips for now?! Protecting your finances or Making Money while going through a pandemic. Tips that may help? Financial Tips & Questions for Now!

  • Deposit as much as you can in your savings account, never use that money, you’ll come out ahead, you’ll have extra money to pay the rent, mortgage, car payment, other expenses.
  • What skills can you use to earn extra money?
  • Yard work. Pet sitting. Selling a product. Online tutoring. Choose a side hustle. Having a second job, a second source of income, even if it’s only a couple of hundred dollars a month, having an additional income source, if you lose your full-time job unexpectedly, you still have money coming in to help pay the bills.

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Pay off credit card debt.

  • Credit card balances you carry because of the interest, isn’t all that much every month? Pay it off as quickly as you can. The last thing you need in an economic downside, are monthly credit card payments devouring your money.

Cancel unnecessary subscriptions. Pay off small debts, too.

Got a $200 medical bill here, a $60 credit card balance there?

  • Just pay it off now while you have the money. If you lose your income or your job due to Pandemic, you don’t have to worry about past-due payments or inability to pay, & factors that damage your credit score.

Get a jump ahead on monthly payments.

  • If you have extra money, pay ahead now on the mortgage, car payment, other monthly payments just in case anything affects your income later. Paying ahead is a good practice, there are plenty of life and work events besides the corona-virus that can affect your income at any time in life.

Lower all your monthly expense, you’ll want your monthly expenses to be low, so your money goes further.

  • Switch to a cheaper cell phone plan. Ask your insurance agent if you can lower auto, homeowner’s insurance premiums. Pause streaming services or cut cable services. All those costs add up, and you don’t need more monthly payments.

Live more frugally as soon as possible.

  • We all love dining out, enjoy massages, pedicures or getting beauty routines done. But keep in mind that these expenses won’t pay the rent during an economic downside.
  • When signs point to a troubled economy, You don’t have to deprive yourself of everything, but cook more meals at home, space out time between any expense routines, appointments or find other ways to cut daily expenses.

Re-examine your bills over the last six months. Create plans for moving forward.

  • Sell your old stuff on Craigslist, LetGo, Online, etc. Cleaning out your closets to make extra cash.
  • Market any of your skills. “See if there is a market for any of your skills on, Or find a new passion, search local, or remote gig jobs earning extra cash. Teaching English or languages online, or homeschooling communities.

Look into Any freelance projects, Rental assistance programs, Unemployment programs, Assistance from electric gas companies, Assistance from phone and cable companies.

May all Abundance & Opportunities fall into your Path. May peace be with you.

Holy Week at Home 2020

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Holy Week at Home Celebration Reading Scriptures Old & New Testaments. Read Matthew 2:1-11 with the family. Plant seeds, place in sunny window, Seeds offer a clear message to the Power of New Life.
Passover at Home,  Celebrate the feast commemorating the departure of Israelite from slavery Exodus 12. Jesus had come to Jerusalem to celebrate and was actually crucified on Passover Day. He is the fulfillment of this tradition, as our own Passover Lamb. For more info, research Passover for Christians.
Foot Washing at Home Maundy Thursday this Event speaks volumes about Jesus’s desire for us to serve. Wrap a towel around your waist, as Jesus did, wash your children’s feet or loved one. Your lives might not be the same.  Read John 13.
Good Friday, Observe Jesus Crucifixion by reading Biblical scripture, Or singing Biblical Hymns of the crucifixion and the cross.
Saturday of Holy Week, watch A portrayal of Jesus’s last hours. Jesus films, Gospel of Luke, The Passion of Christ, etc.
Easter Sunday,Easter greeting Hallelujah the Lord is Risen! and answer “He is Risen Indeed!’. Listen to special Music. Discussions on how you may have felt on Jesus films about the crucifixion, resurrection. Jesus said those who believe without having seen are Blessed. John 20v29. Also for Easter Sunday New clothes or wearing white garments to symbolize a new life. Or if your family has special Easter Outfits.These are all ways of Easter Celebration sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Traditionally eggs are also a symbol of Easter Joy, because they were forbidden items during Lent. Sharing your Easter can bear all manner of joyful messages to family, friends, non-believing relatives or friends, maybe they will join in.
Whatever traditions you keep, remember that for Believers Easter is a celebration that really never ends. There is No Perfect Way to Discern, No Perfect way to Serve. This is an important truth to remember in a time where we aren’t able to go or do things we would like and aren’t able to normally serve. Your gift of service is no less valuable because there is no one perfect way to serve the Kingdom of God and to serve others. There is no perfect thing to give up, wherever you are at, it is fine. Dont feel like you need to be somewhere you are not.
Day by Day walk with Jesus through Holy Week, an encouragement to take your time, maybe read, listen, research Bible passages of Jesus Final days. May Peace Be with You All!

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Instant Mood Boosters?!

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Salmon good for protein, vitamin D, potassium, omega 3s, and B vitamins, tryptophan, an amino acid linked to converting serotonin in the brain.

Lentils good for B vitamins, which are linked to reducing irritability and depression since they also contribute to the production of serotonin.

Bananas affect tryptophan.

Yogurt is high in probiotic bacteria, means  it helps break down nutrients for absorption into the body. Including yogurt in your diet can help with your body’s intake of nutrients from other foods.

Liver is best known for its high content of vitamin B12, protein, iron (which is thought to play a role in the production of serotonin and dopamine), potassium, and many other vitamins and nutrients.

Berries are Rich in vitamin C, berries of all sorts also offer antioxidants, fiber, potassium and digestive enzymes.

Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens, and other dark green vegetables, Spinach in particular also has iron, calcium, potassium, and omega 3s among others.

Sweet Potatoes are good food for mood-boosting is the antioxidant beta-carotene which protects the body’s cells and has also been linked to improving brain function.

Eggs good for vitamin D, omega 3s, and that mood-linked B12 vitamin.

Brazil Nuts good for vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, and provides tryptophan.

TIPS TO DO

Relaxing Shower, Hot water. Contact a loved one , phone call, online conversation or even email  to someone you love. Deep breathing exercise, breath for in 5 seconds, exhale for another 5 seconds, repeat as needed. Listen to Brainwave audios, traditional meditations for stress relief , special frequencies. Dance for few, minutes of dancing can make you feel happy, partly due to the release of endorphins, also to flood positive energy neurotransmitters in your body listening to your favorite tunes. Look for inspiring photographs, movies, artwork, books, quotes etc. Recite to yourself or out loud “mood boosting affirmations” or even writing them down into a journal etc. Getting rid of clutter, cleaning up your living & work space, Lighting incense or scented candles. Last, but not least, try Hugs & kisses,  whether a friend, partner, family member, pet, Your body will respond by releasing “love” hormones like oxytocin. You’ll feel calm, safe, content, & happier.

How to Be Respectful?!

Treat others, as you want them to treat you. To earn respect you must first, give respect and give it to yourself too, as, if you don’t respect yourself, no one else will respect you. The stress of everyday life, we have forgotten morals & obligation of respecting others so that we are also respected in turn. If you can earn the respect of others, then it’s a life well lived.  Respect can never be forced as it comes straight from the heart. A person may respect another because of fear but that is not true respect.True respect only comes when you empathize with the other person, which will make him or her feel respected and so return the favor. Respect is the pillar that supports the bridge called relationship. To say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ doesn’t mean that you are being respectful.

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Be kind. Showing kindness towards others is the best way, A simple act of kindness can show your respect towards others.

Listening & showing interest in whatever is said.

Good manners are the essential quality to showing respect, as people get a sense of respect, when they interact with a well-mannered person. Good behavior automatically earns the respect of others.

Don’t stereotype people, Stereotyping makes, you come across as a narrow-minded person. It also shows your lack of respect for the person, you are stereotyping.

Understand other peoples, like and dislikes.

Don’t dictate or belittle anyone because of his or her background, religion, or social status. It is not only ill mannered, but also signals bad breeding.

You cannot respect anyone whom you mock, or tease etc.

Apologizing for your mistake, can show how much you respect the other person. When you apologize for a mistake or a hurt you caused, conveys your sincere regret.

When you respect someone, you must also respect his choice and free will. So, don’t pressurize anyone to do something which he or she is not willing to do. Giving priority to someone’s right to choose, its respect.

To show respect, value other people’s opinion. This does not mean blindly follow whatever they say. You can show your understanding of his or her opinion, and then present your reasons for agreement or disagreement.

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Winter Blues Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Every winter the way we may feel, seasonal affective disorder or SAD. During winter months with less sunlight in addition to a depressed mood, sad, includes cravings for carbs, inability to concentrate, irritability, weight gain etc. Sunlight stops melatonin production in the body, and darkness starts it.

Sunlight is usually missing in the winter months, when light is absent, the pineal gland activates two of its natural enzymes to turn the hormone serotonin into melatonin. Serotonin keeps us from being depressed, stops craving sweets & carbs. when melatonin kicks in, normal serotonin activities are reversed, the pineal gland gets insufficient sunlight.

Dietary Remedies: Apricots,apples, pears, grapes, plums, grapefruits, oranges , Avocados, Brown Rice, dates, bananas, papayas, plantains, pineapple, tomatoes, cottage cheese, turkey, fish ,eggs, ice, shellfish.

Herbal: Teas  Chamomile, peppermint, cinnamon

Lifestyle Remedies: Curtains Open, Exercise in the Sun outside or near a sunny window, walking, aerobics, swimming, biking, light therapy, vacation in sunny climate during winter months

Women Fall Has Arrived.. Got Tips?!

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Fall has arrived !!!

Ditch the soap, they leave your skin dry, switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser.

Put away Gels, bring out the Creamy Body wash & Oil-based scrubs. Summer may have left your skin dry.  Start Fall off with a full-body exfoliation session. Oil-based scrubs are to exfoliate and hydrate.

Switch Lotions to Creams. The air becomes drier, the skin needs thick moisturizers. Creams provide stronger barrier, meaning it will reduce  water loss from the outer layer of skin,  providing hydration to the layer of skin.

Lips. Protect them, Start moisturizing to prevent dry, cracked lips,  use a non-petroleum based lip balm.

Hands. Invest in Hand creams. Hands become dry and cracked during fall & winter, prevention really is worth the cure. Start moisturizing your hands now.

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