• How Music Helps You Become Productive
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How Music Helps You Become Productive

Ever since music was born into this world, it has been used to symbolize everything good, from happiness to love and harmony. Music is a part of everyone’s life. It’s part of our identity, too. When you go on a first date, one of the most common things to discuss with your date is what kind of music they like. Music has a lot of benefits, such as increasing your productivity at work. How does music do this?

girl lying down wearing pink headphonesRelieves Stress

Studies have shown that listening to music, especially the music genre that you like will reduce you from stress. Stress has many adverse effects on your mind and body. When your mind is stressed and is forced to work without a substantial relief, it can cause headaches and insomnia. It can even decrease your immune system, making you more vulnerable to diseases. When you are relieved from stress, you can do your work better because your mind and body are at its optimal state.

Increases Focus

Listening to music increases your focus on detail when you work. It also increases creativity flow. There are all sorts of type of songs explicitly made to improve concentration. Usually, classic instrumental music works best because it doesn’t contain lyrics and is better at stimulating the focus nerves in your brain. So when you feel like you’re getting distracted by the chatter of your colleagues at work, or you keep glancing at the clock to see how much time is left until you can leave, try plugging in your earphones and listen to some tunes while you do your work.

Improves Spirit

It’s inevitable to feel bored at work. Working in front of a laptop or computer, sitting, all day can make you tedious, and you’ll find yourself ready to snooze on your desk out of boredom. You won’t have the desire to continue your work anymore because the boredom has made you lazy. This is the perfect time to listen to the music that can lift up your spirit. Listening to songs that you like, and even humming it while you work will keep your spirit up and prevent you from feeling bored.

girl smiling wearing black headphonesReleases Feel-good Hormones

Not only can music lift up your spirit, but it can also lift up your mood. After a harsh bashing from your boss, or encountering difficulties in your work, in general, can make you feel bad about yourself. Your self-esteem can be crushed plenty of times in the workplace. The perfect way to make you feel good about yourself again is by listening to music, as studies have shown that it releases serotonin, which are hormones in your body that makes you feel better about yourself.…

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Thrift Shopping Tips

Buying clothes at stores or online can be so expensive sometimes, especially if you need high-quality items. Thrift shopping has been underestimated for years, deemed unfavorable because most of it is reject products or used products. However, you can really make some big wins when you thrift shop, and get branded items for a much lower price or unique vintage clothing that you can alter to make your own. Here are some tips for those of you who are a newbie to thrift shopping.

girl holding shopping bags against wallBefriend an Expert

The first thing you have to do before going on a thrift shopping trip is to find someone who has actually done it a lot of times before. They’ll be experts at which thrift shops have the best items, offers the best prices, and can negotiate the costs well.

Follow your friend and see the way she chooses her items, because sometimes the things you think are nice can actually be of low quality, and only trained eyes can see that. Your friend can also help you negotiate the price of the items you want.

Don’t Be Squeamish

In a thrift shop, you’ll find that some things are dirtier than others. Some might have stains and smell a little weird, so it is crucial for you not to be squeamish. If you see a small blood stain on a pair of pants, know that you can definitely wash it off. Items that are dirty or smell weird can all be made clean again. Besides, you can also alter the things into a whole new fashion piece. For example, long-sleeved shirts can turn into skirts with a little cutting and sewing.

girl holding shopping bags behind shoulderBrands Matter

When you go thrift shopping, getting branded items is a great bonus. This is why you need to check for branded items, because of the better the brand, the better the quality. You might stumble upon a used H&M jacket, but right next to it might be an elegant Chanel blazer. You should also cross-check if the brands are real or fake because it matters a lot.

You can accidentally buy a fake branded item, and you won’t be allowed to travel with it, because many countries have strong laws against fake items being brought into the country for fear that it might be sold for a far lower price to bring down the label’s market. You can feel the fabric and look into the label tag to see if they are sewn on correctly.…