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Lil Red: A Creature Of Habit

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Lil Red: A Creature Of Habit

Hello!! At the moment, I have three jobs and my life has been very busy. I work as a provider for people with special needs, create daily content for lifewithlilred and complete online work, and I just began a new marketing gig in January. At some point this year, I will cut back on my work in the field and give myself more time to not only work from home, but relax with a less demanding schedule. For now, however, I am enjoying the ride and I love seeing all of the hard work I put into lifewithlilred come into fruition in my new job.

With three jobs under my belt as well as being a very active bunny mom, I have been asked a lot since the beginning of the year how I have been managing. I am no stranger to working several jobs at once so this isn’t a brand new situation for me, but it does help a lot that Lil Red is, first and foremost, A Creature Of Habit. Because of this, my days run like a fine tuned machine and all of the following components help me to achieve this:

Sticking To A Schedule:

My schedule is the most important thing to achieve optimum success during the work week. Without it, I wouldn’t have the time to care for the bunnies in the morning, create content, and work from home before going to a client’s home. This morning routine came into place this past November when Johnny and I brought Mel and Penelope home, but it became an absolute necessity when I started my new job at the beginning of the year. Of course, waking up at five AM is not my idea of a good time in the slightest. However, if I don’t, my work day wouldn’t end until six or so in the evening and that sounds like less of a good time to me. Sticking to this schedule has lots of obvious benefits and my weekend days feel very off when I don’t have to follow through with it!

Forming Good Habits:

Prior to bringing the bunnies home, I was able to sleep in a bit later and was never too pressed if I had to hit the snooze button once, twice, or several times! As wonderful as it was to get the extra Zs, this was a habit that I needed to break for my day to run smoothly. Believe you me, I would LOVE to hit the snooze every morning and if I am extra tired, I will every now and then. But, I like being able to relax when I get home from work rather than work more. Fighting the urge to hit the snooze is definitely a habit that I am glad to have made.

Another good habit that I have formed fairly recently is establishing a meal schedule. Since my days shifted to a much earlier time and I have a lot to do, I go from hungry to hangry really quickly and that is not okay. During my mornings at home, I have penciled in time to have an actual breakfast, pack a snack or lunch for later in the day, and not be completely ravenous by dinnertime. I have come to realize how important it is to fuel my body for long work days and it has helped so much in reducing how rundown I have been feeling.

Take A Break:

Going nonstop is my forte, but it’s not a good thing to be gifted in lol. If I have the time after online work in the morning, I have given myself permission to take a break. Usually I will give my brain some breathing room by watching one episode of Assassination Classroom on Crunchyroll or reading a chapter or two in whatever book I’m working on. Because I work for myself, no one but me tells me when it’s time to rest for a bit. If I had an employee, I would most certainly allow for breaks for them, so why not me too? Even little breaks throughout the day to stretch and hydrate are helpful and it keeps me from completely crashing later. Total win/win!

Creating a schedule and habits that work for me took a decent amount of trial and error, but I am fully satisfied with the end result. I am proud of the work that I accomplish and, honestly, look forward to getting up every morning to see where the day takes me!

How important is a schedule to you? What do you like to do during break time? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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Pursue Your Dream Career With These Tips

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Pursue Your Dream Career With These Tips

Pursuing your goals to land your dream job takes dedication and hard work. There is so much that goes into following your dreams, but don’t let that stop you from making them into reality. Giving up a career to pursue something you really want should not be taken lightly, but it can be done if you have the passion and dedication for it. Here are four tips to help get you started on your journey toward a dream career:

Know Yourself & Your Goals:

Before you even begin the process of pursuing your dream job, it is important that you take some time for self-reflection. Consider what your goals are, what kind of lifestyle you want, and how this job fits into those goals. Knowing yourself and understanding your goals will help guide the decisions you make about what kind of job you want to pursue. Write down your goals and create a plan of action to achieve them; this way, you can stay motivated and focused on the path toward your dream job.

Research Companies & Industries:

Once you have a clear understanding of who you are and what your goals are, it is time to research companies and industries that align with those goals. Take some time to explore different industries and pick out specific companies that interest you. Doing this research will help give you an idea of what types of jobs these companies offer and any potential opportunities that could arise in the future. In addition, researching and familiarizing yourself with a company before applying can give you an edge over other applicants.

Build Your Network:

Networking is key when it comes to finding your dream job! Building relationships with people in the industry who may have access to job opportunities or insight into hiring processes is important. Joining professional organizations or attending networking events such as conferences or seminars is a great way to meet new people who may be able to help further your career path. In addition, utilizing social media platforms like LinkedIn can also be an effective way of connecting with potential employers or recruiters who may know about jobs that aren’t posted publicly yet.

Stay Up To Date On Trends & Industry News:

In today’s ever-evolving job market, staying up to date on industry trends and news is important to stay ahead of the competition. Subscribing to relevant publications, blogs, or newsletters can help you gain valuable insight into what’s happening in the industry. For example, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in the medical industry, you can learn a lot from Hanid Audish DO. Industry experts like this can give you a valuable look into the job market and what positions are in demand.

Pursuing your dream job can be a long process, but it is possible. By following these steps, you will be setting yourself up for success. Good luck!

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What To Do If Your Career Seems To Be Stalling

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What To Do If Your Career Seems To Be Stalling

Do you feel as though your professional life is in a rut? Are you having trouble deciding what to do next or do you not see any opportunities for advancement? If so, you are not alone. This feeling is one that many people have at least once in their careers. Getting your career back on a more positive track doesn’t have to be difficult, and you shouldn’t put it off if a change is needed. Here are some steps to take if your career seems to be stalling:

Reassess your goals:

Reevaluating your career goals requires taking a step back. Are they still the same as when you first started working? Do you still need to reevaluate your goals or have you already achieved everything you set out to do? Think things through, consider your current goals, and decide whether they align with where you want to go.

Talk to your supervisor:

It’s crucial to speak with your supervisor if you feel trapped in your current position. Express your worries and seek suggestions on how you can do better. Your boss might be able to offer you new opportunities or make suggestions for how to advance within the organization. Your manager might be able to advise you on what to do next if there are no growth opportunities at your company.

Take on new responsibilities:

If your current position doesn’t offer you any chances to advance, you might want to think about accepting more responsibility. This can demonstrate to your employer that you’re dedicated to your work and ready to take on new challenges. Seek out opportunities to volunteer for or accept more duties that will allow you to gain new skills.

Seek out training and development opportunities:

Finding training and development opportunities is another way to launch your career. This can entail going to workshops, enrolling in online classes, or earning certifications. You can take on new challenges and prove your value to your employer by learning new skills.

Network:

Developing your network is essential for career advancement. Establish relationships with individuals in your industry by going to networking events. This can assist you in discovering new employment possibilities and connecting with individuals who might be able to aid you in advancing your career. You can also look to successful people who have already reached the goals you want to achieve. If you work in sales and want to improve, look at the strategies and success of someone like Hussain al Nowais.

Consider a career change:

It might be time to think about a career change if you’ve tried everything listed above and are still not seeing any opportunities for growth within your current job. Look for employment opportunities that fit your interests and skill set. To learn about new opportunities, get in touch with recruiters and go to job fairs.

It’s important to feel rewarded and fulfilled in your career, and the tips above will help you take your skills to the next level!

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Work/Life Balance

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Work/Life Balance

Hello!! I don’t know about all of you, but I have been feeling So. Freaking. Exhausted. At the beginning of the new year, I formed a partnership with a local tech entrepreneur and have been putting in work. So much so, that I have been clocking in close to fifty hours every week between my jobs for the past month and change. It is tiring but the opportunities that have opened up for me are very exciting!

The work/life balance is something that everyone talks about. However, is it something that they are actively trying to pursue or does it just sound good? Lol, I definitely fall under the “think about it, but don’t do it” category and I know that this is something I need to change to avoid burnout. If you, too, struggle with making time for you amidst a busy schedule, you are not alone! In fact, you are in great company because I’m right there with you! Let’s explore some ideas we can all work on to achieve a better work/life balance:

Take Breaks:

During the work day, I try to allow myself a few five minute breaks throughout to get up, stretch, and hydrate. You can do whatever you see fit, though, to relax for a spell. Watch a funny YouTube video, read a few comic strips, grab a snack – whatever is clever. It is so easy to just keep on working even when our brain is literally telling us to take a pause for a couple of minutes. Remember, that the work you are completing when your mind is feeling mushy probably isn’t going to be something that you are fully satisfied with.

Make Meals:

I, personally, notice that I am not getting a proper work/life balance when I am not cooking meals for dinner. This was actually the first key indicator that I needed to slow down a bit when I saw that my fresh groceries were going to waste. Of course, no one is saying to cook a five star meal every night but I always feel better when I have something homemade for dinner. My goal is to at least make a few simple meals per week because I enjoy cooking as much as I do eating!

Make Plans (And Stick With Them!):

I’m going to be honest with all of you, the past several weeks of this workathon, I have had so many plans and I pretty much bailed on every single one. I was just too wiped out and canceling made me feel worse. This taught me that, for the time being, I need to make plans that I know I can stick with because anything more would be stretching myself too thin. However, we all need to give ourselves permission to have fun so don’t cut all evening activities out and fill your schedule with things you enjoy when you are able.

It’s Okay To Say No:

Always remember that it is okay to say no when you are feeling especially overrun. Knowing your limitations of what can and can’t be achieved in a certain time period will go a long way and can stop burnout in its tracks. I am such a people pleaser that I rarely say no to anything work related and I know that this is something that I really should improve on.

When a work/life balance seems impossible, carve out small periods for you throughout the day until you get back on track with a normal schedule. You will thank yourself during your next mini break!

What stresses you out about work? Do you achieve a good work/life balance? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Grow Your Business With These Strategies

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Grow Your Business With These Strategies

One of the most important things for your business is to plan ahead. Planning for tomorrow, a month, or a year from now is one of the best ways to help your business grow and you will be prepared for any curveballs along the way. Keep moving things forward for your business with the tips below:

Get The Help You Need:

First, you need to make sure you have the right kind of help. This could mean from the people you’ve hired to work for you or from the services you’ve hired for each part of your business. Keep up to date with all of the departments like customer service, maintenance, accounting, etc. You also want to make sure that your IT is effective in every way, such as by using Medifit for your practice services. Once you have a better idea of how each department is functioning, you will be able to make improvements for a better customer experience.

Try Something New:

You can’t keep doing the same things you were doing before if you want to move forward, can you? You have to make some changes and try new things, even if it’s not easy. This means that you should offer something new, like a product or service. The idea is that you want people to notice you in a good way, not just as a business lurking in the background. You will get the attention you need if you are bold, brave, and stand out from the crowd. If you can keep a positive attitude, this should give you something the others don’t have and help your business grow.

Marketing Is Key:

Marketing is the key to the success of your business. If you don’t market your business, no one will know who you are or what you can do for them. They don’t know what makes you the best or how well you do what you do. It’s up to you to tell them, and marketing is there to help you do that. Make sure you’re using various methods of marketing across a wide variety of platforms so you can achieve a greater audience reach.

Make this new year the best ever for your business with the simple strategies above!

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Change Your Career Smoothly With These Steps

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Change Your Career Smoothly With These Steps

If you want to change careers, you need to invest time and money in yourself. Before you make a decision about an investment, you should learn as much as you can about it. Let’s look at some things you need to think about before making a career change:

Have A Look At Yourself Closely:

If you’ve decided to change careers, you should first take an honest look at yourself. Think about your skills, values, personality, and what you like to do. It’s smart to check out some online tools, like a career test. These will help you look at a list of jobs that you might be good at based on your answers. You could also talk to a career counselor or someone who works on personal development.

Create A List Of Potential Jobs And Research:

Now is the time to look over the list of jobs that have been created. The list may be long, so try to cut it down as much as you can. Make a list of jobs you’d like to learn more about. If you like what you see you can take the next steps like learning how to become a life insurance agent.

Explore Your Options:

For each job on your list, you should look at the job description, required education, career outlook, the chances of getting promoted, and the pay. Most of that information can be found online on sites like Indeed.

Set Goals:

You should already know what you want to do for a living. Before you take steps to find a job in the field you’ve chosen, you should think about what you want to achieve. There should be both short-term and long-term goals. If training is going to take you two years, you need to give yourself that much time to reach your goals. After doing this, you can put finding a job the field you want at the top of your list.

Training:

Most of the time, you need the training to change careers. You may have some skills that can be used in different situations, but if you want to work in a specialized and competitive field, it’s a good idea to look into courses that will help you reach your goals.

These steps should make it easier and smoother to start a new job. Make achievable goals and work hard to achieve them for your dream job!

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How To Recover Stress-Free After A Work Injury

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How To Recover Stress-Free After A Work Injury

Injuries can happen at any workplace, no matter how safe the environment is. If you find yourself injured while on the job, it can be a scary and overwhelming experience. However, there are steps that you can take so that your recovery is as stress-free as possible. Let’s get started:

Stay Calm:

The first step in recovering from a work injury is staying calm. It may be hard to do this in the heat of the moment, but remaining calm helps you think more clearly and make better decisions about your next steps. Take deep breaths and focus on staying present until help arrives to make an informed decision about what comes next.

Document Everything:

As soon as possible after an injury occurs, document every detail, including when and where it happened, what caused it, who was involved, and any other information that might be important. This documentation should be completed while everything is fresh in your mind so that you have accurate answers if any questions arise later. In addition, be sure to document all conversations with supervisors or other personnel related to the injury incident.

Seek Medical Attention:

When an injury happens at work, seek medical attention immediately if necessary. Even if you don’t feel like anything serious has occurred, it’s essential to follow up with a doctor for further evaluation and treatment if recommended by a health professional. Make sure that any medical visits related to the injury are documented for further review by employers or insurance companies if needed.

Understand Your Rights:

After being injured at work, you must understand your rights when going through workers’ compensation processes or filing a legal claim against your employer if necessary (depending on circumstances). Researching relevant laws ahead of time will give you a good idea of what type of compensation is available so that you know what steps you need to take to receive them (if applicable). Keep all your medical documents related to the injury and any paperwork from your employer in one secure place. It is also essential to be aware of personal injury law and understand if you are entitled to compensation for injuries sustained at work.

Follow Up With Employer:

Once medical attention has been sought out and documented accordingly, follow up with your employer to check that all paperwork related to the injury is filled out correctly and filed within the required time frames (depending on state laws). Keep copies of all documents related to the injury for future reference and check back with your employer periodically for updates or changes regarding the incident that may have occurred since its initial reporting date.

Take the time to research the protocol for your employer about work related injuries so you will know exactly what to do if getting hurt on the job ever happens to you or a coworker!

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How To Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

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How To Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Going green is not only good for the environment, but it can also be good for your business. There are many ways that you can make your business more eco-friendly and this post will discuss some of the best ways to do so. In addition, you can reduce your environmental impact and improve your bottom line by making a few simple changes. Read on to learn more:

Reduce energy consumption:

One of the best ways to make your business more eco-friendly is to reduce energy consumption. This can be done in a number of ways, such as installing energy-efficient lighting and appliances, using motion sensors for lights, unplugging idle equipment and computers, aiming for 100% renewable electricity or carbon offsets, or investing in green energy sources such as solar power and wind turbines. You can also turn down thermostats during the cooler months and take advantage of natural light whenever possible. By doing these simple things, you can significantly reduce your business’s energy consumption while also cutting costs and reducing your overall environmental impact.

Recycle:

Recycling is an important part of making a business more eco-friendly. Not only does it help to reduce the waste created by the business, but it can also save money on materials and resources. Recycling can be done in many ways, such as separating recyclable materials from non-recyclables, donating or selling used items, investing in reusable packaging and containers, or taking advantage of digital documents instead of printing. Businesses can also look into composting food waste to make use of the nutrient-rich soil produced by composting. Recycling is an easy and effective way to reduce waste while helping to protect the environment.

Purchase green products:

When shopping for items, look for ones with labels such as “Energy Star” or “Eco-Friendly” that indicate they are energy efficient and made with renewable resources. You can also look for items made with recycled materials, certified organic ingredients, and sustainably sourced materials. By doing so, you will be supporting businesses and manufacturers that have taken the extra steps to reduce their impact on the environment. For instance, if you are renovating your offices and want to know how to renew your walls look no further than https://www.stikwood.com/blog/how-to-install-wood-planks-on-your-wall.

Another way to make your business more eco-friendly is to switch to green cleaning products. Many traditional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can have a negative impact on the environment and human health. By switching to green options, you can reduce your business’s environmental footprint while still keeping surfaces clean and germ-free. Look for items such as plant-based solvents, biodegradable detergents, natural enzymes, recycled paper towels, and washable wipes instead of disposable ones. You can also try using vinegar or baking soda instead of harsh chemicals for everyday tasks.

Encourage sustainability:

Once employees are educated on sustainable practices, businesses can encourage them to take part in eco-friendly initiatives. Companies should offer incentives and rewards for those who make an effort towards becoming more environmentally conscious in their workplace. This could include a reduced work week or flexible hours, monetary bonuses, or rewards such as tickets to a local art event or free coffee vouchers. Finally, companies can organize group activities that focus on environmental sustainability like tree planting events, beach cleanups, or waste audits that will further increase awareness and participation in eco-friendly initiatives.

Start implementing these tips today and watch as your business becomes more environmentally conscious!

The Ideal Traits You Need To Be A Caregiver

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The Ideal Traits You Need To Be A Caregiver

To be a caregiver, you need to have certain personality traits and skills as an individual. Just like other jobs, it often takes a certain person to become a carer and to be great at the job itself. What are those traits that make one successful in this career path? Here are some of the personality quirks that are needed to become a great carer in the field:

Patience:

A lot of patience is important because not every patient you work with will be as cooperative as others. Depending on how many people you work with, you may need to manage your approach with each one a little differently. If you’re one to get easily frustrated or impatient, then this might not be the ideal career path for you. It can be filled with a lot of challenging times which require patience – and plenty of it!

Flexibility:

Flexibility is a must when it comes to being a carer. It’s something that live in care jobs require particularly because the hours may not be fixed or set. It might be that you’re required for an evening shift with one patient and then a middle-of-the-day shift for another person the following day. Flexibility is required for this type of role and, unfortunately, not every lifestyle can adapt to this. However, there may be carer jobs out there that offer more flexibility in terms of a structured or fixed working schedule.

Dedication and commitment:

With a carer role, it’s not something that’s easy to walk away from. Whether that’s deciding on a new career path, retiring, or just going home after a long day on the job. Walking away from it can be emotionally and physically tiring. There’s a lot of dedication and commitment that’s required of these roles and some have it in them – others don’t. It’s important to understand this level of dedication and commitment required and whether you’re up for it or not.

Passion for the job:

Having a passion for this field can make it feel less like work and more like being paid to do something you thoroughly enjoy. The job itself can be challenging and it can be tough in many ways. Being able to possess that passion needed is going to make all of it a lot easier to handle.

Respectful and balanced in opinion:

One of the final traits you need when it comes to being a carer is respect for others. At times, there are going to be patients who will test you. They may not give you respect but as a carer, you need to give them yours – something some may struggle with. Being balanced in opinion is also essential because you’ll need to be able to respect their choices and wishes.

These traits are just some of many that are needed for this type of role or career path. Make sure you tick them all off before pursuing it so the people you help can get the best quality of care!

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4 Tips For Setting Up A Veterinary Clinic Abroad

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4 Tips For Setting Up A Veterinary Clinic Abroad

Setting up a veterinary clinic abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience for those passionate about animal care and medicine. Not only does it offer the opportunity to work with animals in different cultures and settings, but it also provides an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about animal welfare worldwide. However, establishing a clinic overseas is not as straightforward as running one domestically. There are many factors to consider before taking this step. Here are four tips to help you successfully set up a veterinary clinic abroad:

Research Your Location Thoroughly:

Before deciding on your location, thoroughly research the local laws regarding veterinary practices in that country or region. It is essential to ensure that you meet the necessary legal requirements and regulations to practice, especially regarding animal welfare. Speak with local veterinarians and other professionals in your target country or region, as they can provide valuable advice on what you need to know.

You should also understand the local cultural norms and values surrounding veterinary practices. This is important as they may differ from other countries or regions. For instance, animal welfare regulations might be different in certain parts of the world or there might be certain beliefs that influence how veterinarians can treat their patients. Knowing the local culture and values can help you provide the best care for your patients.

When setting up a veterinary practice, it is also important to research the economic climate in your target region or country. Understand the costs associated with opening a practice, such as rent, insurance, staff wages, and equipment needs. Moreover, look into potential sources of income and ways to generate revenue from your practice. Finally, learning about the local veterinary market landscape is another important aspect of researching your location. Research the competition in the area and potential partners or collaborators who could help you create a successful business. This will give you an idea of what services and products need to be offered to meet your customers’ needs.

Secure Funding:

Once you have decided on a location, securing funding is essential for setting up a successful veterinary clinic abroad. Consider applying for grants from organizations such as the World Veterinary Association or Animal Welfare International, which are dedicated to supporting veterinary practitioners worldwide. Additionally, many countries offer incentives for foreign investment – research those available in your chosen location carefully before making any decisions. You will need to factor in costs associated with purchasing medical equipment, supplies and facilities, and staff salaries. Additionally, many countries have specific laws regarding animal welfare and may require that your clinic meets specific standards before opening its doors.

Choose Your Staff Carefully:

Hiring qualified staff is key when setting up a veterinary clinic abroad – so choose wisely! When interviewing potential team members, check that they have the qualifications, experience, and language skills. You also must consider cultural compatibility; you want to be sure that all of your team members are committed to the same values and principles that will drive your clinic forward.

When putting together a team, look for diverse skills. Veterinary professionals with experience in different areas can bring valuable insights and knowledge that can contribute to the success of your clinic. Additionally, having a team with diverse backgrounds and cultures can enrich the clinic’s environment. A team with different perspectives, ideas, and experiences will create a welcoming atmosphere in your clinic.

Find Reliable Suppliers for Medical Testing Equipment:

When setting up a veterinary clinic abroad, reliable suppliers for medical testing equipment is a must. Without the right products and services, your clinic won’t be able to provide effective treatments. Research potential vendors before making any commitments; look into their reputation, pricing structure, customer service, and availability of products.

A crucial medical testing equipment to consider is a veterinary hematology analyzer. These instruments measure the red and white blood cells in animal samples, which can provide diagnostic information about various diseases and conditions. It’s important to find suppliers for this equipment because they can provide service and support for the instrument, including warranties and repair services. When researching suppliers, the price may not be the best indication of quality – look for those certified to manufacture or distribute genuine products and have a good reputation among other customers.

Setting up a veterinary clinic abroad is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about animal care and medicine. With these tips, you can confidently set up your veterinary clinic and impact the global animal welfare community. Remember that while the process may seem daunting at first, your clinic will thrive with careful planning and a commitment to excellence!