Tips for Personal Energy Management to Overcome Fatigue and Burnout

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Feeling tired and low, always running out of time, lacking motivation, experiencing work from home burnout and zoom fatigue… Well, that’s most of us these days. Personal energy management can help you find a way out of this state of depletion and feel your best again. Have you heard of the “manage energy, not time” principle? We’ll explore it in more detail below, giving practical tips on improving your energy levels, overcoming fatigue, and preventing burnout. 

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6 Lovely Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2021

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Whether you feel like celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, it will be hard to withstand the festive mood. We hope you will not stay away from all those hearts and hugs. Instead, plunge into the celebration and give yourself a reason to smile and to treat the person you love the most — yourself. 

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The One Thing You Need to Know About Note-Taking Apps and Methods

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Best note-taking methods, apps, and styles have been discussed a million times. But not that many articles answer the most obvious concern: what exactly should we take notes of? Realizing your real aims is by far the main recipe for legible and useful notes. So instead of downloading another note-taking app, let’s learn that one thing you need to know about the best notes of your life.

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How to Give a Compliment: Explore the Power of Kind Words

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National Compliment Day is getting closer! Again and again, we try to figure out what are the benefits of giving compliments. You might think it is an outdated social convention or insincere flattering. Others feel that kind words are a beautiful way to make someone smile but still wonder how to give a compliment. Scientists claim that giving and receiving compliments makes us feel better. Who is right? Let’s explore the science behind compliments!

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How to Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions and Not to Give Up

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Every year, a long list of New Year’s resolutions lands on our tables. January 1 is not better or worse than November 23, but for some reason, you expect yourself to eat healthier, spend less time on your phone, and start a yoga challenge. Do you manage to stick to these habits, or do you usually give up on them after a few weeks or months? Here, we present six steps that can help you review the New Year’s resolutions, wishes, and goals and actually achieve them. 

We all become overly ambitious when anticipating the turn of the year. At some point in December or January, many of us make wishes and resolutions for the coming year to open them next December and feel miserable for achieving only a little. Several difficulties lead to this situation — the most common being not choosing your own New Year’s resolutions but those omnipresent in the media. Luckily, several tools and techniques can help you to attend to your resolutions throughout the year. Curious to learn more?

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Positive Statistics, Achievements, and Trends of 2020 in Review

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2020 has been harsh on us for too many reasons. Was there even something good or worth a laugh? Any positive trends, not-canceled events, statistics that are not about the numbers of infected? At BooksRun, we still strive to look positively at the year that’s almost behind (and honestly, we are also happy to wave it goodbye). We’ve compiled a non-exhaustive list of positive statistics and trends of 2020 to cheer you up and lift your spirits. You’re encouraged to write your own list of achievements as well. Let’s remember 2020 for something positive and let it go away with our hopes for a better future! 

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5 Painless Ways to Save for Higher Education

Things are shifting in the world of education. With the pandemic, learning is moving largely online. You’re adapting to a new routine and trying to figure out how to stay productive despite it all. And if you’re prepping for college, you also have to worry about how you’re going to pay tuition in a world where those prices just keep going up. 

Saving for your higher education can be a lot of work – you might be working while studying or maybe even taking on some side gigs to make ends meet. If you’re in need of extra savings for school, there are a handful of painless ways to add to your stash with minimal effort or time. 

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Black Friday on a Budget: 10 Money Spending Tips

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Black Friday season is all about managing your personal finances and staying on a budget. Finding your path in a sea of fantastic bargains and seductive offers can be a huge challenge, especially for a student with limited finances. Moreover, we often tend to overspend and end up buying what we don’t need just because it’s “a good deal.” The trend for more conscious consumption and responsible spending dominates among consumers for a while now. Magically, all our mindfulness disappears when we see an attractive banner “40 percent off, today only.” 

You can indeed get amazing discounts on valuable items. Still, you should spend within your budget and stick to shopping lists. Here are ten tips to help you come through Black Monday and Cyber Monday in style and on a budget. Some of these tips, like a “stop list,” are useful for advancing your shopping and money management in general. It is crucial to create a conscious system around your personal finances, and below you find helpful building blocks. That’s a really great deal!

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A Guide to a Sustainable College: Take Action Right Now

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Have you checked if you are studying at a sustainable college? Maybe your study environment does not answer the latest recommendations on sustainable use of resources and does not promote green initiatives. Don’t despair too soon: as a student, you have plenty of possibilities to take action. This guide will help you make a difference: in your lifestyle, on campus, and in your community.

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Student Lunch Ideas: Quick, Cheap, Nutritious, and Delicious!

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We often tend to grab something on the go to last between breakfast and dinner, and we call it a student lunch. It can be a chocolate bar, a sandwich from the nearest supermarket, cold dinner left-overs, or even fast-food (holy moly). However, lunch is essential while it has to sustain us through a bigger part of a working day. As students, we want our ideal lunches to be quick to prepare, cheap, nutritious, and tasty. And it’s nonetheless possible to find a recipe that fits all these criteria! Below is a selection of some recipes (suitable for various dietary needs) that any student would appreciate.

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