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Tips for Emailing

Below are emailing tips from Tech Republic.   Click here to read the article which has additional details worth reading.  Address the email only when it is ready to send Attach any files before composing your note Tell the other person which email you used when sending Reply to a new person from the same address received it Let the other person know if you want them to use a different address  Send a test message the first time you correspond with someone Copy and paste the address instead of manually typing it Point recipient to "subject line messages"] Be careful about large attachments that slow downloading  Check and verify Web links you send

Organizing at Home

Below are several organizing ideas from article that appeared in  Good Housekeeping Magazine .  Click here  to read the article and get more ideas with photos. Prioritize the ideas so you can implement them in small steps, one at time.   ORGANIZING TIPS Create a command station on the side of refrigerators with monthly calendars or whiteboards Use a shelf riser Add a towel rack to linen closets Use drawer organizers Fold towels and shirts upright Use tiered shelving Use colored folders to organize files to make visible and save space Discard something old when you buy something new Hang pots and pans Use old trays and bowls to organize things Use clear canisters for storage Transform an entryway with hooks and shelves Use storage pockets on the back of car seats Put storage bins on the inside of cabinet doors for brushes, tools, etc. Add a cord-keeper to appliances Use a bracket to store yoga mats below a shelf Store pet food in a covered bin  Create storage space with overhead racks C

Sleeping Better

Learn how to sleep better by reading Harvard Health Letter’s article about  steps for better sleep  and WebMD's Sleep Checklist . See a doctor when sleep is disrupted by breathing difficulties.  Learn serenity tips by reading articles about  achieving work-life balance ,  overcoming anxiety ,  and  staying clam .  Try purchasing gadgets to help you sleep bette r and following these sleep strategies:   Breathing - at bedtime, inhale 4  seconds, hold breath for 7 seconds, then exhale and repeat 3 times. Exercise - avoid exercise before bedtime. Food and Drink - don't eat or drink near bedtime, especially caffeine and alcohol. Relaxation - avoid stressors before and try listening to meditating or easy music when going to sleep. Routines - establish daily times for exercise, meals, work, and sleep.

Organizing Files

Organizing your paper and computers files enables you to find them fast and management information. To manage your files, avoid saving unnecessary documents, follow a consistent method for naming them, and separate ongoing projects from completed worik. Avoid overfilling folders by creating subfolders. Scan  paper documents to go paperless or create digital backups. For more tips, read articles about the art of filing , computer files ,  office files , and personal files . For in-depth study, read books like Creating an Effective File System ,  Getting Things Done  and Organizing Files and Directories , and Taming the Paper Tiger . Visit the Smead Website for an archive of articles about organizing home and office files.

Staying Covid Free

Getting the Covid vaccine reduces the risk of  hospitalization and death, but doesn’t eliminate the chance of getting a mild case. Covid  will remain a significant health risk until a  majority of the population is vaccinated later this year. Meantime,   stay safe  by avoiding non-essential travel, dining at home, exercising outdoors, shopping on-line,  and streaming entertainment . Continue working remotely and maintaining  personal hygiene by distancing,  hand washing, and masking. Improve indoor air quality at your home and office by ventilating with outdoor air and using UV air cleaners . Check the status of the vaccine rollout in your state and it’s impact on herd immunity .  Learn how to get vaccinated in your area by using AARP’s state-by-state directory . Read articles about  life after vaccination , Covid’s future as an endemic , and long-term health problems caused by Covid .   Consult resources at Covid websites maintained by the   CDC ,   Mayo Clinic ,  NIH ,  WebMD ,  an

Using QR Codes

Quick Response (QR) Codes have become popular as during the Covid Pandemic. They look like an ink splotch and  contain data that allow users to send a PDF or web page to their smartphones.  They easy to use since with smartphone cameras.  Place QR codes on brochures, business cards, and marketing media to promote your blog or website. Read articles to learn  basics,   benefits ,  marketing ,  popularity , and  uses  of QR Codes.. Also see Egoditor's   Comprehensive Guide to QR Codes  and use Egoditor's  QR Generator  to create a QR Code..

Starting A New Job

When starting a new job, prepare a checklist of things to do the day before work starts. Remember to include items like dressing for success, getting sufficient sleep, setting an alarms, and bringing a drivers license (or passport) and social security card. Take time to review LinkedIn pages of employees to familiarize yourself with co-workers. Be prepared to answer questions from co-workers like personal interests and why you took the job. For more tips, read articles about starting a new job , introducing yourself,   joining a new firm , and  achieving success in the first 90 days . Also see books like the  Guide to Law Careers , the Legal Career Guide  and Guide to Long Careers .