Music Playlists for your Work Day at Home

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Music can calm us while we get through a stressful workday, focus us to help finish a project, propel us to work that extra hour or two when we are less motivated, and perhaps most important, it can filter out the "noise" of your new office where ever it may be. These are playlists along the theme of work focus and productivity from Spotify Music.   Visit BP Home Base for other content to help you with the unique challenges of Working-From-Home during Covid-19.

What Types of Music are Productivity Boosters?

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  One way to focus and filter out household sounds while you work at home is with music. But how does music influence you. Does it distract? Does it Focus? Does it make you happy/sad? Thrive Global unlocks the science behind music and its ability to boost productivity and focus. Seems like a no-brainer for anyone new to Work-From-Home, so we are featuring it here at BP Home Base. Check out our other post in this category for actual links to premade work playlists.                 Music Boosts Productivity - A short Summary of the Science     Visit BP Home Base for other content to help you with the unique challenges of Working-From-Home during Covid-19.

Top Five Free Meditation Apps Worthy of Your Attention

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Top Five Free Meditation Apps Worthy of Your Attention

  Full disclosure, my idea of a meditation is 10 minutes with the "Calm App" ($60/annual fee), in the morning before work and previously at lunch in my car.  I try to be consistent. That's about all I can do because I find it hard to sit still. However, after that 10 minutes, I feel like I've been on a mini-vacay. It's miraculous. So I'm a fan of the mainstreaming of Meditation. And I love that there are so many top of the line FREE apps.  For me this small meditation works to set my intention for the day, to refocus if the 24 hour news cycle is getting to me or just to feel good, period. Apologies to the real meditating practitioners who read this. This content is for people who may be new to the benefits of a short meditation to ease their new workplace stress.     Visit BP Home Base for other content to help you with the unique challenges of Working-From-Home during Covid-19.

Top At Home Streaming Exercise Services – Health is Wealth

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Top At Home Streaming Exercise Services

 

  In all the work at home reading I've been doing, schedules, consistency and exercise are constant themes. Our county parks and beaches were closed as of today. People cannot seem to keep their physical distance while enjoying the great outdoors. Now our local trails are closed as well. What to do? Streaming services provide a schedule for your workout and a trainer to take you through it on a daily basis. If you cannot work out with your exercise buddy, this is one way to create a commitment you must keep. The world feels a little lighter when I finish my exercise. I hope yours does too.   Visit BP Home Base for other content to help you with the unique challenges of Working-From-Home during Covid-19.

A Letter to all Parents from a respected Health Professional

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A Letter to All Parents from Dr. Debra Jedeikin

    This is an image of my then 8 year old enjoying a pajama day, under the watchful eye of his Dad. He was building a ball toss machine for impaired Grandparents to use when they want to play catch with their dogs. To me this is an image of a more carefree time when the idea of dangerous Pandemic was not on our radar screen. It's a Saturday in the backyard working on a 3rd grade Science Project together. In her letter here, Dr. Debra Jedeikin tells us that we can capture some of these gentler more carefree moments while we adjust to being under one roof with our children and our pressing work priorities.  

A Letter to All Parents from Dr. Debra Jedeikin

  Dr. Jedeikin (Dr. Deb as many refer to her) is a highly respected professional in our region and someone I've known personally as a friend for 20 years. Her insightful support, pragmatic action-steps and empathetic straight talk is refreshingly simple and extremely hopeful for parents who are all at once trying to do their work and providing some childhood magic at home 24/7 right now. From one parent to another, I hope this helps us all think about how to help our kids. Warmly, Leslie Bridges, CXO   Visit BP Home Base for other content to help you with the unique challenges of Working-From-Home during Covid-19.  

Guide for Parents Working At Home – Harvard Business Review

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work at home mom builder promotions If you are professional parents working from home for the first time, you are in good hands with this guide from the Harvard Business Review Press. I have found their content to be clear, concise and digestible. They are well researched and understand they are talking to consumers of content who need and want knowledge that can be used. We have a Biology major at home involved in the experiment of online University. But we remember what it would be like if we had to take on home schooling in addition to our jobs. For those of you who have smaller children, this is a really good guide.

HBR Guide for Work-at-Home Parents - Published, March 2020

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A letter from Microsoft’s Female Director of China – A Perspective

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Here's a question I posed to my friend the other day: Would you read a letter from China differently today than you would have 3 weeks ago? I would! That's why I'm posting this very down to earth letter from the Director or Microsoft China after their outbreak. She talks candidly about what she learned from remote work and most-interestingly, what she learned from her customers. Her letter was published on March 2, 2020. I am grateful to Lily for sharing her perspective. We think it's a golden nugget of insight that got lost in the plethora of LinkedIn feed articles. We are all in this together.  

What the Female Director of Microsoft China Learned About Work and Covid-19

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From the Huffington Post – 11 Work-From-Home Hacks for Newbies

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11 Productivity Work-From-Home Hacks for Newbies

  In the best of times, it's hard to turn off distractions and focus while working remotely. It's even harder now as we navigate daily information briefings, our kids schedules, work that is evolving and less than ideal new work spaces at home. Covid-19 has created the ultimate work distraction and it's real.This is one of the best checklists we've seen. I have worked remotely on and off for many years these are all actionable ideas that can help you focus on work and compartmentalize the constant stream of Covid-19 information.

11 Productivity Work-From-Home Hacks for Newbies

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8 Work From Home Tips from NPR

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NPR 8 Tips  Work-From-Home Checklist

Working from home may be new to you and feel like a forced experiment in chaos at work. We think these NPR tips are a good list and actionable for anyone today. We hope you are able to use some of this to help you feel more productive, during these unprecedented times. NPR 8 Tips  Work-From-Home Checklist         Visit BP Home Base for other content to help you with the unique challenges of Working-From-Home during Covid-19.

Always a good idea to spread the love to customers. Valentines Day 2020

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February 14, 2020

We think it's always a great idea to spread the love to our customers and prospects.

We went pink today for fun and to use Valentines Day to share the appreciation we feel every day.

  These are some of the things that make our clients special and why we like to celebrate Valentines Day by sharing the love and appreciation for you.
  • You are genuinely devoted to delivering the American Dream of home ownership to new home buyers. You understand that thriving  and creating memories in a new home, is the goal.
  • You understand that freedom is something all consumers value. You find ways to give freedom and choice in the new home buying experience. We hope your clients appreciate that you have this insight about them!
  • You demonstrate new home buyer empathy. You really want to find a way to experience what your prospects are experiencing and feel what they feel so you can help them create the home they are dreaming of.
  • You love the final presentation of keys and a welcome home WOW that is memorable. This final welcome to their new home is a cause for celebration, and you relish the chance to make it special.
  • You manage it all with professional and personal grace. We know you are people with full lives professionally and at home. You are parents, wives, husbands, volunteers, friends, athletes, sisters and brothers. We love that we have the opportunity to support your work life.
Thank you for your business and for always being willing to engage with us. We appreciate you! xoxo Happy Valentine's Day from the team at Builder Promotions!