Working from Home

Remote work has taken off during the COVID-19 outbreak. Most of us love the idea of working at home, but it does have its challenges. One of the biggest, for example, is the distractions. Family, pets, a messy house … they all can take your attention away from what you’re trying to accomplish. Here are six ways to have a great day of work from home:

1. Ditch the PJs! While sleepwear might be more comfortable, getting yourself ready for the day will help you feel professional. Making your bed, having a nutritious breakfast and wearing at least business casual attire all can help you get into the frame of mind for a great day of work.

2. Schedule your time. It’s so easy to get caught up in your daily life tasks that work can get pushed aside. Schedule your time so that you can fit in housework and family time but get your work done, too. Set boundaries and stick to them.

3. Create a comfortable work space. Even if you work from the kitchen table, set it up in such a way that will help you be efficient and that will help you feel like you can get the job done. Keep what you need to work close by. Then you won’t have to go searching all over the house, possibly getting distracted. We can help by making your work area look and smell great. Check out our lineup of incredible products and fragrances:

4. Resist the temptation to multitask. While it is tempting to work with the TV on, it won’t help you get your work done. Try to reduce distractions that will slow your progress and work in intervals of time that can help you to truly focus. As human beings, we are not designed to effectively multitask, even though most of us try. Studies show that you’ll get more done — and do a much better job — if you’re focusing on one task at a time.

5. Get help with the kids. Many of us have been watching our children AND working during the pandemic. That’s tough to do. Watching children, especially babies and toddlers, can make it extremely difficult to give your work the focus and attention it deserves. Even teen-agers can be distracting! If getting help with child care isn’t possible, try getting up earlier than they do or, if you have a baby or toddler, carving out some time to focus during nap time.

6. Take advantage of your free time. One of the best things about working at home is having more time for things other than work. Without a commute and other activities involved in going to an office, you should have more time to get other things done. Make sure some of that time is spent doing things you enjoy.

4 Ways to Save on Amazing Products!

Are you looking for ways to save money? You’re in luck! We have four great ways to help you save when you buy your favorite MojiLife products:

  • Check out the current specials. If you go to my website you can see my current specials. Check in often! You can score some great deals and find new products to try. Just go to this link:
  • Host a MojiSocial. Love our products? This is a great way to earn some great rewards. You could earn a free gift, discounts and more by hosting a party and showing your friends and family our incredible product line. The more they buy, the more you earn and save! In a time of social distancing, some people are hosting virtual and/or outdoor MojiSocials.
  • Use MojiEz. You can save money each month on your purchases. When you use MojiEz, your order will be delivered to your door once a month. All MojiEZ orders get half-off shipping.
  • Personalize your bundle. Utilizing the MojiEz service, you can choose personalized bundles that get delivered once a month. Once you add your bundle to your cart and checkout you’ll have instant savings on shipping. We’re always offering ways to save on your favorite MojiLife products — check in each month to see what we’re offering!

You can find out more about any of these ways to save by checking out my website: I invite you to explore your options and also check out any new products that have arrived. We’re always offering new and exciting ways to enjoy awesome fragrances! Enjoy your favorite fragrances, but don’t be afraid to try out new ones from time to time. You may find a new favorite! There are so many great options to choose from, you’re bound to find several that you love.

Do You Drink Enough Water in the Summer?

Enjoying the outdoors is one of the highlights of summertime. Whether you’re at a BBQ, hiking, working in the yard or soaking up some vitamin D, the likelihood that you’ll spend time in the sun is high. As a society, we’ve become more aware and hyper-vigilant about guarding against sun exposure by increasing our sunscreen usage and protecting our skin with hats and long sleeves. But there are other risks posed by time in the sun, including dehydration, heat heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Here are some facts:

  • The body needs water to function properly. Dehydration happens when your body lacks the proper amount of fluids and electrolytes to keep working properly. Heat exhaustion is a more serious condition that happens when the body loses a great deal of water and salt. Left untreated, dehydration and heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, a life-threatening condition that can result in damage to the brain and/or other important organs.
  • Dehydration can happen with as little as 1%-2% loss of your ideal water content. Dehydration can be serious and needed to be treated via intravenous (IV) fluids.
  • The average person loses 90 ounces of water each day.
  • It’s important to recognize the symptoms of mild dehydration and treat them immediately so they don’t become more serious. Thirst is the first signal that you’re behind the curve on keeping hydrated.
  • Dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can all occur indoors as well as out-of-doors.
  • Heat stroke occurs when the body’s core temperature is elevated drastically. It can be fatal.
  • Symptoms of dehydration and heat exhaustion include: headache, thirst, less-frequent urination, dry skin, fatigue, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion, dry mouth and mucous membranes, increased heart rate and breathing. In children, watch for listlessness and irritability, no wet diapers for several hours and no tears when crying.

All of these sun/heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Here are some tips:

  • Increase your fluid intake, even when you’re not feeling thirsty. Your physician can tell you how much water you should consume each day, but a general rule is that the average person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. It’s the 8×8 rule and easy to remember. Drink more if you’re outside and/or in the sun, exercising or it’s hot.
  • Water is best, but sports drinks, smoothies and coconut water are also beneficial.
  • Take frequent breaks when hiking, playing and exercising.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise during the heat of the day.
  • Stick to the shade as much as possible.
  • Wear light weight, loose-fitting, light colored clothing that wicks the moisture from the body.
  • Avoid sunburns by wearing sunscreen.
  • Eat water-rich foods.

Dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious risks anytime you spend time in the sun, but they don’t have to stop you from enjoying the summer. Awareness and prevention are more than half the battle. Be safe, be smart, and have fun!

Enjoy the Outdoors, Safely!

Love to spend time outdoors in the spring and summer? There’s nothing quite like a stroll on a beautiful day, a hike through the woods or a bike ride in nature. Yet it’s important to protect yourself from the sun, which can be extremely hard on your eyes and skin. And just because it’s cloudy outside doesn’t mean that the sun’s rays can do no harm. Whatever your preferred outdoor activity, here are some important tips for enjoying the great outdoors — safely.

Wear sunglasses. You’ll want to find sunglasses that block the full spectrum of UV rays, including UVA, UVB, and UVC. (UVB rays are those that are thought to cause the most damage to your eyes, but you want to completely limit your risk.) If you need prescription lenses, you can get your sunglasses made to limit UV spectrum rays. Wear quality sunglasses whenever you’re outside if you can, and while driving. Studies show that car windows don’t offer complete protection against harmful sun exposure.

Use sunscreen. If you’re planning on being out in the sun for longer than 10-15 minutes, make sure to use a sunscreen with SPF 30. If you’re going to be out in the sun for a while, reapply sunscreen as needed. Try purchasing some clothing that provides a level of protection against UVA and UVB rays to wear when you’re enjoying the outdoors.

Know when the sun’s rays are the strongest. To protect your eyes and skin from damage from the sun’s rays, it is important to avoid or limit exposure to the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when rays are strongest. If you want to go out in the sun during that time period, wear sunglasses, a hat with a brim and sunscreen. Try to enjoy the outdoors in the early morning and late afternoon and evening as much as possible during the summer months.

Help your children develop good sun habits early. Know that sun damage is cumulative. Repeatedly spending time outside without proper eye protection and sunscreen can add up over the years and decades. Teach your children to protect their eyes and skin every time they are in the sun, and make a pledge to do so yourself.

Peace Amidst the Chaos

“Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.”

With long to-do lists, our lives are anything but quiet. These words, penned by the great sage Patanjali more than 1,700 years ago, offer hope that we can discover peace amid the chaos.

While Patanjali is not the founder of yoga, a practice that dates back to 5000 B.C. and beyond, the Yoga Sutras accredited to him provide much of the foundation for the modern art.

And his message has been substantiated repeatedly in the world of exercise and medicine — that yoga is, indeed, beneficial to our mental well-being. It can provide a foundation for self-discovery, relaxation, and stress management. From meditative breathing to forming relaxing and rejuvenating poses, yoga is a strengthening and melding of body and mind to reduce anxiety and improve overall fitness.

One of the most appealing aspects of this form of exercise is that it can be practiced by almost anyone, anywhere. With a wide array of styles available and modifications to nearly every pose, couch potatoes and professional athletes alike can garner the benefits touted by yoga gurus everywhere.

Those benefits are not limited to the mental realm, but are said to stretch to total body conditioning, flexibility, injury prevention, and physical well-being. In fact, a recent study suggests that yoga is as effective in reducing cholesterol levels and the risk for heart disease as aerobics, cycling, or brisk walking.

So, put on your favorite yoga pants (even a comfy pair of sweats will do) and try some basic yoga poses, right in your own home or yard. You’ll be glad you did.Amid