January is that time of the year where you tell yourselves the same thing every year, “New year, new me”. Although it gets wearying to say over and over again, it’s a reset button for you to reassess yourselves. This month marks the starting point of endless possibilities that you will make happen. That’s why you should not be focusing only on your health goals but your overall well-being. You must look after yourselves on top of all the things you juggle on a daily. Here’s a self-care checklist to keep you in check throughout the year:
Make it a habit to start or end your day with a clear and present mind. Meditation will help you focus on your breathing, remain or return to your present state of mind, and ultimately fasten yourself to the here and now. You have the freedom to do your meditation the way you want it to be. Try putting on some relaxing music and listening to meditation apps. This will set the mood and become your guide until you finish your session.
Maintain an active lifestyle
Sitting long hours in front of your laptop can take a toll on your health in the long run. Staying active is extra challenging especially during this time but it doesn’t mean that you can’t. All you have to do is to be a little bit more creative. Doing quick home workouts can be fun and will surely get you pumped to go through your day.
Tidy up your working space
How many times have you said that you will declutter your desk or room and ultimately fails to follow through? The reason why this task gets too overwhelming is that you continue to put it off for too long. The key is to set a day in a week and make it your cleaning day. In this way, a weeks-worth of clutter will be more manageable and realistic to deal with rather than a months-worth of load. Having a tidy and functional workspace will do wonders both for your mood and productivity.
Christmas is all about spending time with your family but what if we can’t? This year was such a rollercoaster ride for everyone but does that mean we will let our Christmas spirit dwindle? We don’t think so! We just need to get creative and resourceful on how we can still make memories with our loved ones while adapting to the new normal.
1.) Holiday Movie Night
Miss going out to watch movies at the cinema? Recreate the same cinematic experience at the comfort of your home. Line up your all-time favorite Christmas movies for you and your family to enjoy. Some recommendations are the Home Alone series, The Christmas Chronicles, and The Grinch. You can even prepare cinema snacks like popcorn and chips.
2.) Set-up a Virtual Christmas party
The saying “The more the merrier” may not be applicable this year since inviting your friends and having a Christmas gathering can put all of you at risk. Thanks to today’s technology, it’s possible to have a Virtual Christmas party. Make it fun by preparing engaging games as well.
3.) Keep it intimate
You can still have your friends or family over but make sure to limit it to 10 people and practice social distancing partnered with continuous sanitation. Aside from bonding over good food, make your gathering extra festive by making a Christmas playlist that will surely give everyone the holiday feels.
4.) Shop and send gifts online
Even with the pandemic, the Christmas rush is still inevitable. We highly suggest you stay safe and shop online instead. It saves you time, energy, and even money. Take advantage of huge holiday online sales and finish your Christmas shopping all in one go. You can even send your gift directly to your recipient by having it delivered to their doorsteps. How hassle-free is that?
However, and wherever you spend your Christmas, what matters most is really who you spend it with. No fancy gifts and extravagant celebrations are needed. Just you and your loved ones sharing laughter over good food and music – even from afar.
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You’ll want to make sure as many seating positions as possible are viewing the TV straight on.
Consider reflections: most windows will have curtains or blinds you can close and, of course, lights can be
For ambient lighting that won’t cause a distraction, consider placing lamps or lighting behind your TV. This is
sometimes known as ‘bias lighting’.
The screen should be at eye level when you’re seated, so invest in a decent TV stand that can accommodate any
other kit you have, such as a cable box, Blu-ray player or soundbar.
Avoid the trend of placing it above a fireplace if you can, or it’ll be like sitting in the first row of the cinema. If
you must place it higher than eye level, make sure you angle it downwards to make viewing more comfortable.
You don’t need to be an audiophile to have heard about Dolby Atmos. I’m sure you already heard it or read about it somewhere, from the movie theaters or on the internet. So, what is Atmos by Dolby?
“Dolby Atmos adds overhead sound to the mix. Atmos is an innovative sound format that uses Dolby‐enabled upward‐firing speakers or in‐ceiling speakers to project sound from above your seats. Audio video receivers with Dolby Atmos capabilities can create an immersive listening experience by placing sounds in more precise locations in the room than previous setups.”
And according to Dolby, Dolby Atmos is, “the most significant development in cinema audio since surround‐sound.”
Dolby Atmos technology was originally developed in 2012. It goes beyond the 5.1 and 7.1 surround‐sound technology with Atmos‐enabled speakers placed in precise locations around the room for that immersive sound and listening experience. Atmos speakers can be placed on the walls, in the ceiling or behind the screen. You can use up to 64 speakers to set up your Dolby Atmos Cinema.