De-stressing after a hard day at work.

Image Credit

We all experience tough days from time to time. I mean, personally speaking, 2020 to 2022 were tough years for me. I am pretty sure it was for a lot of people, too. Businesses were closing, jobs stalled for most, and sources of income were threatened. Those were truly stressful years.

One of the things that I did and have been doing until now is taking little breaks, here and there. I try online games when one catches my interest. On such game is the very engrossing Tap Supermarket game. It is a grocery store simulation game where you will be boss of a grocery store managing it, the stocks, customers, and basically making sure you use the profit of the store in expanding the product lines.

Tap-Supermarket-Welcome Let me tell you how the game works.

I started the game with only half of the store open, one cashier and two staffs refilling every section of the grocery store. All I needed to do was to make sure that the cashier works fast, every section of the store is filled with stocks, and whenever stocks are out, refill it. Make sure stocks are always available because customers will get mad and will walk out of the store.

Start of the game with 1 cashier, 2 stockroom crew, and just half of the store open.

Everything is done with the tap of your mouse, thus the name of the game. It is so engrossing you will forget everything while playing. Your focus is on the challenge of keeping up with the demands of the customers who go in and out of the store! I tell you, the sound of the ka-ching every time a customer checks out will bring a smile to your face. And when you see your profits increasing by the minute…

Now, as your profits increase, you can start adding up a crew, cashier, and you can start opening other shelves. My tip: open the ones with the higher cost to open like the gadgets, fashion items, and dairies.


I promise you time will go by so fast because you will enjoy every minute of playing this game.

The only drawback that I observed is that there is no “pause” button so everyone can take a break from the very busy grocery store. You can stop playing the game for a minute or two, the game pauses somewhat. But when you go back and continue playing, you will notice a lot of angry customers with mad emojis on top of their heads. You really need to keep up with the demand to make them happy. Haha!

All in all, it is a very relaxing game to play after a tough day.

There are so many relaxing and engrossing games to play when you need to take little breaks from life. There are LEGO City Adventures Build And Protect, The Amazing World Of Gumball Tidy Up, Mahjong Solitaire. There is a Coffee Shop game for those who are dreaming of owning their own cafes. And so much more!

You know what they say about how short our lives are. It may not be all happiness but we can insert pockets of sunshine into our daily lives. Take breaks!

Continue Reading

4 Areas Where AI Can Help Your Business

You’ve most likely heard a lot about artificial intelligence (AI) in the last few years. Recently, discussion of its merits and drawbacks has increased further. This is in part due to the release of new tools and technology, such as ChatGTP, that has displayed how AI is evolving and capable of new things. But even though you might have heard some impressive stuff, you might be unsure about how AI can help you or how it specifically applies to your business. There are many ways you could make use of AI, whether you’re thinking about how to use it now or in the future.

Image Credit

Sales and Marketing

Sales and marketing are two key areas where AI can help with a huge range of tasks. It can be useful for content creation, marketing automation, forecasting, competitor analysis, SEO, and much more. The entire process of promoting your company and securing leads and sales becomes a lot easier when you have help from AI. There are already plenty of sales and marketing tools that use AI to help businesses achieve their goals. Some tools roll multiple functions into one suite so that you have it all in one place.

Legal Tasks

Getting everything right in your legal department is one of the most important parts of running a business. Legal mistakes can lead to all sorts of problems, from financial issues to reputational damage. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools to help, including those that make use of AI. One solution to look into is contract automation software, which makes contract management a whole lot more simple. When you don’t have to do it all manually, your business saves a huge amount of time and money. Your most important resources can be reallocated to where they’re needed most while your contracts look after themselves.

Customer Support

Without good customer service, it’s difficult to create a good reputation for your company. You need to treat your customers well and answer them when they need you. Of course, this can be challenging, especially when you have a small business and customers with high expectations. But AI can help in this area too, making it much easier to meet your customers’ needs. AI can be there for your customers when you can’t, taking some of the strain off your support staff. For example, AI chatbots can answer their basic questions so that your employees can deal with more complex cases.

Human Resources

AI is helping in HR too. In fact, AI could be used to help reduce bias in the hiring process. It can be used to help analyze candidate profiles when hiring so that people can be matched to the best roles. Artificial intelligence also makes it easier to manage employees and for HR departments to remain compliant, among other things. With new AI tools, HR professionals can do more with their time and optimize their processes too.

AI is rapidly offering a broad range of ways for businesses to improve the way they do things. Even small businesses can make use of AI right now.

Continue Reading

Tips For Helping Heal From Trauma

We are lucky that we live in a world where trauma is something that is more often spoken about, and it is something that more people now understand. While labeling everything isn’t always healthy, in this case, with a label comes the ability to begin a healthy healing journey.

Healing looks different for everyone, and it will depend on the type of trauma that was experienced. Still, it is a good idea to consider what actions you can take to help yourself move forward in a positive way.

Photo by Ksenia Makagonova

The Three Parts of The Traumatic Experience

Any traumatic experience can be broken down into roughly three sections.

The event or events.
The experience of the event (seven people could be in the same accident and will have different experiences)
The impact on everyday life

Not everyone deals with the same thing in the same way, and that is something that needs to be accepted when it comes to the healing process.

What is healing from trauma?

Some healing is active, like taking control of the situations, changing things, and being vocal. Other times it is quiet healing, writing, feeling, and moving forward slowly. Most often, it is a combination.

Healing means acknowledging the events, understanding how they impacted you and still do, and finding a way to move forward.

Tips for healing from trauma

Not all of these tips will be applicable; you often need to consider what is good for you and how it can positively impact your life.

The thing that happened happened. And, no matter how much you try to rewrite it, ignore it, avoid it, or play the what-if game, it still happens. Denial is pushing it down and away until you don’t think about it anymore. The problem is that it is not dealt with and will come out in other ways.

Support & Help
There are a lot of different types of help and support available, but it is up to you to decide what you feel will be useful. Friends and family might offer great cups of tea and listen, but they might not be able to help you unpack it. For accidents and injuries, there could be help with time off or help from personal injury lawyers.

Therapists and support groups can be of great help. Ideally, avoiding anything that would be in the unhealthy coping mechanisms category.

Self-care in terms of trauma is about putting yourself and your recovery first because that is what is best. It can happen in many different ways, including quiet, long walks, music, painting, cooking, boundaries, and more.

This is not a one-size-fits-all. Instead, you will need to work on a combination that helps you feel good.

You don’t have to be a writer to be able to express yourself. Writing has been one of the most important ways to process emotions and things that have happened. And although you might see hundreds of options, a simple notebook and pen will work just fine to get you used to it.

Your physical health and your mental and emotional health can all be linked; when and if you are able, these tips can greatly help: Simple ways to feel healthier – Sasha Says…

Continue Reading

Advice For Planning A Quick, Impromptu House Move

Image Credit

The house-moving process very much conforms to the adage “when it rains, it pours”. This is because nothing can happen for months as you aim to sell your home and look for suitable properties to move into, but the moment that you do, ten offers might come in, and you only have a month to move into your desired place.

Of course, the parameters that define the timeline of your move can also be rather constricting, especially if you need to find an approved school placement for your child before the new term starts. In some cases, you may find that all of a sudden, you need to move, and you need to move soon.

This shouldn’t cause you to neglect vital planning efforts, such as using a house inspector to verify the condition of the property you want or making an effort to view it again in person before your final offer. However, if all of that is being resolved, and you have a short amount of time to move, we think the following advice could help you most of all:

Find A Suitable Removalist

It’s good to find a suitable removalist that can fulfill your needs as quickly and reliably as possible. With iMOVE you’ll be able to check through many services in your local area to ensure you have the right one. This can help you decide which features you may be looking for as a matter of course, such as making certain expensive items can be packaged and insured properly as your possessions are transported from place to place.

Set A Strict, But Manageable Set Of Deadlines

When you have to move quickly, everything you need to accomplish has a shorter deadline. However, you can achieve more than you think. For instance, you might block out time during one morning to move all of your utility contracts to the new property by a specific date. Then you might spend the afternoon cleaning your house, or notifying your neighbors of the move, or signing off the end documents. Always make sure you dedicate yourself to the tasks of the morning and afternoon, and then you can break up your efforts into chunks that will progress.

Enlist Help From Friends, Family & Services

Enlisting help from your friends, family, and services can help limit the load at a time when intensive effort is required. For instance, you might use self-storage services to throw your most expensive items into an area of complete security at a time when you’re rushing around your home trying to pack everything. Asking a family member to look after your children when you need to go and visit/prepare the new property can be a big helper, if only for an afternoon. Moreover, you may ask a friend to help you with the drive, or to look over your house with you to make sure you haven’t left anything (and left the stove on) after you leave. That might sound simple, but these efforts really will matter.

With this advice, you’re sure to plan a quick, impromptu house move, without feeling too stressed out.

Continue Reading

How to Plan for a Secure Retirement: 4 Tips for Setting Up Your Future

Image Credit

Retirement planning is an essential component of your financial strategy, requiring thoughtful consideration, a long-term commitment, and expert guidance. Despite seeming like a distant concept, it’s never too early or too late to begin making preparations for your golden years.

This post will cover critical points for forming a successful retirement plan to ensure you have the resources you need to enjoy retirement comfortably. By following this guideline, you can rest easy when leaving the workforce and relish your hard-earned rest days. Plan your retirement now and secure your financial and emotional peace of mind.

1. Understand the Cost of Retirement Living
When preparing for retirement, it’s important to understand the cost of retirement living. Depending on the lifestyle you envision, you will need to have enough savings or income to support yourself. This includes factoring in monthly expenses such as housing costs (rent or mortgage), transportation, electricity, and health care.

2. Create a Budget for Your Retirement
Start by dividing your expenses into two categories: fixed costs that must be paid each month no matter what (such as a mortgage or rent payments, utilities, insurance premiums) and discretionary expenses that are not essential (travel, dining out, entertainment). After reviewing these costs, it is essential to factor in income from pensions, Social Security, savings or other sources that may change over time due to inflation.

3. Strategize Social Security Benefits and Pension Plans
The next step in retirement planning is strategizing Social Security benefits and pension plans. It is important to understand how these will factor into your retirement savings and budget. Social Security benefits can provide a substantial source of income for retirees, but it is also essential to understand when you are eligible for them and how much you’re likely to receive. Additionally, pension plans may provide additional income streams during retirement; however, the amount available depends on the type of plan and employer. Understanding the sources of income available to you during retirement can help you create a realistic budget and secure financial stability during your golden years.

4. Consult an Expert for Guidance on Retirement Planning
Consulting an expert for guidance on retirement planning is essential as they can provide insight and knowledge that is unique to your situation. They are equipped with the necessary experience to help you make the most of your retirement plan. An expert can help analyze your current financial standing, review any existing investments, calculate expenses, and develop a tailored strategy for reaching retirement goals. They can also offer guidance on tax implications specific to your situation and advise on setting up any special programs available for retirees. Get In touch with a professional to find the right senior care facility!

Retirement planning is an essential part of securing your financial and emotional peace of mind. By understanding the cost of retirement living, creating a detailed budget for your future, your investment strategies to fit into your budget, strategizing Social benefits and pension plans, and consulting with experts when needed – you can ensure a secure retirement. No matter how close or far away from retirement you are now, it’s never too early nor too late to start preparing for the years ahead. Make sure you have all the necessary tools in place so that you can rest easy during this next phase in life.

Continue Reading

Dreaming of moving day.

Image Credit

Have you ever felt this uneasiness that you cannot explain and figure out? I have been experiencing it for the past several months now. At first, I couldn’t explain it, couldn’t pinpoint what was causing it. But after a couple of talks with my siblings, I realized that I wanted a change. And by change I mean a new house.

From that day on, I have been dreaming of moving day!

I now have a reliable and affordable long-distance mover on standby. I have a checklist of what to organize and pack first, move and unpack later. And who to assign for each room and storage at home. I have been planning it in my mind it feels real.

If you are moving from one place to another, here are some tips you need to keep in mind:

1. Make sure to pack plates, glasses, and anything that can be broken easily in padded wraps. You can also use face towels, kitchen towels, or anything padded like bubble wraps as protection. And then pack in a box with a “Fragile” label on all sides.

2. Seal all bottles to avoid spillage. Kitchen bottles especially containing condiments and cooking oil, as well as toiletries bottles should be sealed. I watched a life hack where you open a bottle, put plastic on top of the opening, before putting the lid back on to seal it. No spillage! Better than when you seal the bottle cap with a scotch tape or something similar.

3. Seal all drawers. I watched another life hack where a student is about to move to another state for college. She will bring with her two small drawers containing most of her stuff. Instead of emptying her drawers, she packed her stuff there, filled it, then sealed the drawers with plastic wrap before securing it with packing tape. Easier and more convenient. No need to unpack too much on your destination because it’s all there in the drawers.

There are some more tips but these are the top three that I can think of. A checklist of all important things to remember is needed, of course. And pack meals for everyone so no one gets cranky while on the road.

A big task to do before anything else… make sure that you know the mover you are hiring is reliable and trustworthy. You don’t want your stuff missing while on the move. You also don’t want any breakages and spillages which will ruin your things. Know your mover. Read reviews. Talk to them ahead of time to plan every action and move. Nothing is easy when moving houses. But it can be done when you have a mover-partner who is reliable and trustworthy, and family members who will totally pitch in.

Continue Reading

Planning for an early retirement.

One of the things I am currently obsessed with is planning an early retirement. I want to retire by the age of 50. I don’t want to wait until I turn 65 before I stop working to enjoy the fruits of my years of toil. The idea of retiring early came to me when the pandemic hit. I know it’s cliché but life is truly short. You never know when you would stop breathing so I figured that I will live, love, and laugh.

I have my vision board at my home office to motivate me to work harder and smarter these days. Debt-free. Insured, invested, and with a fat savings account. On vacation perpetually. Happy and contented.


Let me tell you the three things that I have began doing since the pandemic hit and this idea of an early retirement came to me.

Slowly changing my lifestyle. I am eliminating things in my life that is taking a toll on my health and overall well-being because what is the point of planning an early retirement if I will not be able to enjoy it being sick. Right? I am eating healthy by saying no to junk food. Yes, I still eat processed food from time to time but these days I am really working on being friends with greens and whole grain food.

I am trying to stay in shape by walking for, at least, an hour a day. I make sure to absorb as much sun as possible before nine in the morning. I am not a fan of working out religiously but walking and just basically moving around so my whole body is getting an exercise of sorts is totally find with me.

Organizing my finances. I currently three bank accounts: expenses (bills, etc.), savings, and retirement fund, I have set up a retirement fund separate from my savings account. I have a goal to save for that fund as per the retirement calculator from In the past, before this pandemic, I haven’t really thought about setting up a retirement fund, even when I was reminded by a good friend of mine to do so. She told me that I would need it if I want to really enjoy my retirement and not to think about a life without cash flowing in as much as it used to. She’s right, and now I have one.

I have said goodbye to a few credit cards that I had for quite some time. I have chosen one that gives me cash back for every purchase and another one that I can use when I travel abroad. I seldom use my cards nowadays, though. I made a promise to myself that if I don’t have extra cash with me, then I won’t buy anything that is really not a necessity.

Working smarter not harder. And by that I mean working for the hours I am being paid to. In the past, I used to work beyond eight hours. I would spend the time in the office to work a little, socialize, do stuff that was not part of my job but favors asked of me. Then, I would go home and work my ass off at night. These days, I work the eight hours in the office. When I go home, I do side hustles that give me a bit more earnings that I can save up.

I have a couple more years to do these things but I am happy that I am slowly building the life I want to live by the time I turn 50.

Continue Reading
1 2 3 17