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October 17, 2022
There should be no such thing as a “beauty standard”, everyone is beautiful in their own way. There is no way to compare beauty or set a standard for women. However, in today’s society, it can be very hard to remember that. We look at people on social media, in movies, and all around us and wonder what “beauty” really looks like. According to a research by Dove, “only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.” That statistic is upsetting to hear, so we want to share some tips we found to make sure you start embracing your beauty and start feeling more confident.
Get Off of Social Media
Social media is addicting and can have a strong impact on your mental health. Photos of influencers and models can get into your head and make you think that they perfectly fit society’s “beauty standards” and that you have to look like them to be beautiful. This is not true. Social media has been linked to many mental health issues, especially in young women. Try to detox from social media every once in a while. Taking a little break from social media will help you live in the moment more and focus on what is important, which is yourself. Try tracking your time spent on social media and taking a look at how much of your day you are spending on your phone. Maybe for a week try to cut that time in half and see how you feel. It could be a game changer for your daily life and habits as well as your mental health.
Do Not Compare
No two people look identical, so why would we compare? Your main goal should be to be, look, and feel like the best you possible. When you’re looking at yourself and think you want to make changes, it’s important for you to stop and think, am I living a healthy life? Am I living a happy life? If your answer to both of these questions is yes, then why would you compare it to someone else? You do not look like anyone else, but that's the beauty of it. Take some time alone to focus on yourself and not the people around you. Having some alone time and time to reflect can help you get out of your head especially when you can not spot the comparison in your mind.
Embrace Your Beauty
Let your natural beauty shine through. A lot of women have so many things they want to change about themselves. However, you should lean into your differences. You may see your skin breaking out from your strenuous makeup routine, or your hair damaged from using heat styling products. Instead, embrace your natural hair and prioritize your skin health. Find a nighttime skincare routine that works for you to keep you feeling fresh and clear. Do the same with your hair. Embrace your natural hair when it is full and healthy. If you find that your hair isn’t full, but rather thinning, one habit that might help you to improve it’s health is taking a once-daily hair loss pill. Consult a medical professional to see if it would work for you. With healthy hair and clear skin, you will start to feel more confident and feel beautiful from the inside out.
Speak Kindly About Yourself
The voice inside your head is the voice you hear the most, so what it’s saying to you every day is important. If you are unsure of how to change your internal voice or your thoughts try these beauty affirmation journals to help prompt you. Affirmations can change your mindset which will help you feel more confident and calm as you go through your day. Focus on the part of yourself that you love and try to grow more confident in the other areas that you might want to change. Confidence is gorgeous and the more you believe that you are beautiful, the more beauty you radiate to the people around you.
Everyone is beautiful in their own way and there should be no “beauty standard” that you feel like you have to live up to. If you are struggling to feel beautiful we hope some of our tips and tricks help you. Together let's try to get rid of the “beauty standard” and find our own beauty.
July 18, 2022 2 Comments
We were so excited to be featured in the WHYY show You Oughta Know and want to show you the segment. So here it is.
July 11, 2022
Are you ready to upgrade to a smart home? From smart light bulbs to thermostats and security systems, there’s plenty of devices available on the market. One of these is a smart home assistant, that can control other devices linked to the same network.
If you're just getting started with smart home assistants, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. With so many options to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? This guide will help make your decision easier, by outlining the benefits, as well as looking at the main two devices on the market today.
A smart home is one that connects the tech in your home with your Wi-Fi network to conveniently control different aspects of your home, such as your heating.
Usually, you can control the tech through voice control as well as through an app on your smartphone or tablet.
Of course, using smart home technology does require some digital ability, but most of these devices come with easy to follow instructions, and they’re designed for everyone to access.
There are currently two main smart home assistants that are leading the market, the Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Both offer models at different price points, so it can be hard to know which option to go for. Let’s look at a comparison below.
Alexa and Assistant are both activated by 'wake words' – 'Ok, Google' or 'Hey Google,' for the Assistant, while the Amazon Alexa allows you to select from a set of wake words from the app.
When it comes to the AI conversation between you both, there really isn't much difference. Both assistants are good at understanding follow-up questions, as well as interpreting the context around situations.
When it comes to performing functions around your house and collating information for you, the two are closely tied. For Google, the Assistant has an extensive knowledge graph, meaning a faster rate of providing information when you need it. However, Amazon's Alexa is showing rapid growth, with easy information access on the rise.
In terms of connecting to the rest of your devices in your smart home, the assistants are again divided. For Google, their number of services means ease of access. For example, Google Express allows for easy purchasing of items online that are delivered to your door. It also features a Digital Wellbeing service, helping you to take a break and enjoy some 'me time.'
For Alexa, there are obviously tight integrations with Amazon services, meaning easy ordering through Prime, as well as music playback and reminders.
Smart assistants, once you’re used to how they work, can become invaluable in making your everyday life easier and less time consuming. Both of the main brands are good options, so think about the services you already have subscriptions for, and start your decision there.
June 27, 2022
As we age, it's normal for our brain to change. But that doesn't mean we have to just accept these changes – there are things we can do to help keep our brain healthy and functioning well. Here are four ways to help your brain stay young:
1) Exercise regularly –
Most people are aware that exercise is good for their physical health, but not everyone realizes the benefits that exercise can have for brain health. Research has shown that regular exercise can help to improve cognitive function, memory, and brain plasticity. Furthermore, exercise has been linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related dementias. So, if you want to keep your mind sharp as you age, be sure to get some exercise into your daily routine. Brain health isn’t all about mental exercise though – physical activity is essential as well. So get out there and start moving! BTW Dancing is exercise!
2) Eat a healthy diet –
Eating nutrient-rich foods is important for both the body and the brain. Make sure you're including plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats in your diet.
3) Stay mentally active – Puzzles, cross
As we age, it's important to stay mentally active in order to keep our brains healthy. One way to do this is by doing puzzles and brainteasers. Crosswords are a great option, as they can be done solo or with others. They're also portable, so you can take them with you on the go. Brainteasers like Sudoku and Kaboom are also good options. These can be done alone or with family and friends. Not only are they fun, but they help to keep your mind sharp. So next time you're looking for something to do, consider solving a puzzle or two. It's good for your brain! My friend from Galaxy Puzzles has some great ones. Check her out HERE
4.) Take some time for relaxation and stress relief every day
Relaxation and stress relief are important for brain health. When we're stressed, our brains go into "survival mode" and all non-essential functions are put on hold. This means that we're not able to think as clearly, our memories are affected, and we're more susceptible to anxiety and depression. Taking even just a few minutes out of our day to relax can help to reduce stress levels and improve our overall brain health. There are a number of ways to relax, including yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and reflexology. Find what works for you and make relaxation a part of your daily routine. Your brain will thank you for it!
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June 20, 2022
With new and expensive innovations such as ground source heat pumps regularly making the headlines, you might wonder whether there's anything you can do to make your home more environmentally friendly on a tight budget. Below are three great ideas that will help you protect the planet from the comfort of your home – all without breaking the bank.
Many of us fall into the habit of always picking up the same old cleaning products in our weekly shop. You're happy with the price and know that they work, so why make a change? The problem is that many popular household cleaning brands use detergents made from toxic chemicals. When these are washed down the drain, they can end up in rivers and streams, causing water pollution and damaging ecosystems.
If you use aerosols at home, these often contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can damage the ozone layer and harm your family's health. The good news is that there is now a growing number of reasonably priced eco-friendly cleaning products on the market. All of these cleaning products have been designed with the environment in mind, meaning you can brush, polish and scrub away, safe in the knowledge that you’re doing the right thing for our planet.
If you want to lower your household bills while also helping the environment, using less water is an easy way to do this. You can make a start with just a few small changes, such as remembering to turn off the taps while brushing your teeth. You might also choose to have showers rather than baths, and could even go one step further and replace your shower head with a low-flow design. These feel just the same when you're showering but can drastically bring down your water usage.
Using a cistern displacement device is another great idea. These are easy to install inside of your toilet cistern and can save up to 5,000 litres of water per year. You can even get one free from many local water companies.
You may have heard about the benefits of external and internal wall insulation and UPVC windows. However, if you don't already have these, they can cost thousands of pounds to install. To make your home cosier and more energy efficient on a budget, there are a few cheap and easy steps that you can take.
If your windows aren't already double-glazed, you can purchase a special double glazing film to use on them during the colder months. This is a bit like cling film and is designed to be secured over the window, reducing heat loss and preventing draughts. Another inexpensive way to keep your home warm is by laying insulation in the loft. This allows you to retain heat that would usually be lost through the roof and, if you lay it yourself, this will help to bring down costs even further.
June 14, 2022
Keeping cool when it is hot out there is a challenge and it is not just about comfort. High temps can make us really sick . Heat cramps, skim=n rashes and dehydration are only a few issues so here are some tips to keep cool this summer.
Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water or even the sports drinks
When it's very hot, you can sweat away too much fluid, along with essential minerals like sodium and potassium. You may be thirsty and pee less than usual, and your mouth and tongue might feel dry. You could even feel dizzy, lightheaded, and confused. Head for a cool place and drink something balanced with salt and sugar (such as an oral rehydration solution). Serious cases need emergency care, including fluids you get through an IV.
These can really be lifesavers. You can even get some that attach to water bottles. There are so many on the market and they range in price. I found a roundup if you want to take a look. Best FANS
Instead of hot foods, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low fat dairy products. As an added benefit, you won't have to cook next to a hot stove.
Not only should you wear loose clothing but it should be natural fiber like cotton and keep it light in color as well. I design my Summer collection with this in mind. You can see it here
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June 13, 2022
Almost 2 years ago we created a special club for our customers. The reason we did that in part was to thank our repeat customers, of which we have many. I really thought that the main benefit was to give them a discount for being such a loyal customer would be the major factor that people would join but I was wrong. Here is one review that I want to share with you.
I used to shop steel pony back before they had a shop and were at the craft fairs! I rediscovered them several years back, and when covid-19 hit, I saw this as a way to support them in the tough times. I will continue to do so, even if I am not a heavy buyer, because I am happy to continue to my support.
The discount is a bonus in my opinion.🤓
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Being in the Filly VIP club has made shopping for my favorite Steel Pony clothes even more fun. I appreciate the discounts, allowing me the opportunity to purchase more fabulous SP clothing. It's the best!!!
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June 06, 2022
Women were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Most of the jobs impacted by the pandemic centered around women-led industries like hospitality, retail, entertainment, and tourism. On top of this, women tend to earn less, have fewer savings, and are more likely to be burdened with domestic work and unpaid care responsibilities. Women also make up the majority of single-parent households. As a result of these trends, it’s no surprise that the economic fallout of the pandemic hit women harder.
As we finally leave the pandemic in the rear-view mirror, women hit by the events of the past couple of years are looking for ways to get back on their feet. With the help of some beneficial resources presented below by Steel Pony, you can start focusing on what you can control as we come out of the pandemic.
Look for Online Money-Making Opportunities
While no one can deny that the pandemic did a lot of harm to our economy and society as a whole, it also made remote work mainstream. Now, countless companies offer remote positions. If you’re looking for employment opportunities, you can find all kinds of fulfilling positions online. Remote work is great for stay-at-home moms and ladies who need flexibility regarding when and how they work. Take a look around on some websites dedicated to remote work and see just how many different positions are out there! For example, Remote Bliss suggests websites like FlexJobs, Remote OK, Skip the Drive, and Hubstaff Talent.
Start Your Own Business
If you’d rather work for yourself, consider starting your own remote business. Launching a business of your own is a great move if you want to set your own hours and rates. As long as you’re ready to work hard and put yourself out there, you could be a great business owner! Start by coming up with a business idea and doing some market research. Market research will help you determine whether or not your business idea makes sense, both logistically and financially. Next, put together a business plan detailing the next steps you need to take to get off the ground and land your first customers.
Thanks to advancements in affordable digital tools, running a remote business as a solopreneur has never been easier. For example, you can use cloud accounting software to automate tedious tasks like expense tracking and client invoicing. Your clients are more likely to pay on time if your invoice is easy-to-understand and contains clear payment terms, so be sure to customize your invoice with your own branding and business information.
Finally, look for ways to market your business for free. As an example, you could post info related to your products or services on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also use images you have to help develop your brand. There are many free tools available that can help you edit, crop, and resize photos you’ve taken. You can even use an app to easily remove the background from images, allowing you to incorporate elements from one pic into other projects and posts.
Find Work as a Freelancer
If you’re looking for something between remote employment and business ownership, try freelancing. Women thrive in freelance roles! Freelancing is great for women because it sits apart from a business world riddled with stereotypes and workplace sexism. By pursuing your own path as an independent freelancer, you get complete and total control over your professional career. You get to pick clients that align with your values, make work decisions that fit with your desired lifestyle and achieve work-life balance based on your personal needs. And compared to running a business or working for an employer, freelancing may be easier to juggle while caring for kids.
In many ways, starting a freelance career is more straightforward than starting a business. All you need is a computer and some great communication skills, and you can get started right away. Of course, landing those first few clients will require a lot of hard work. You’ll have to get out of your comfort zone and unabashedly sell your strengths to complete strangers. The good news is that the more experience you have reaching out to potential clients, facing rejection, and enforcing your boundaries, it only gets easier! You’ll quickly learn which sales tactics work and how to establish long-term relationships with your favorite clients. Before you know it, your freelance business will grow into a full-time gig!
Evaluate Your Personal Financial Health
Besides thinking about the health of your business finances, be sure to evaluate your personal financial wellbeing. Most of us have experienced changes to our financial situation as a result of the pandemic. Rapid inflation is making even the most basic necessities unaffordable, which can be especially challenging for single moms. Now is a good time to revisit your household budget and make some adjustments.
Start by evaluating your spending from the past few months to determine your baseline. Once you know how much you need to spend on fixed expenses like housing, bills, and basic groceries, try reducing your budget for discretionary spending. For example, The Budget suggests beating inflation by canceling your gym membership and working out at home, saving on gas by taking public transit or walking, and sticking to a strict grocery list when you’re at the store. Look for cheaper alternatives to things you regularly purchase. For example, many store brands offer high-quality products at a steep discount compared to name brands.
As women, we’re used to getting the short end of the stick. We feel disadvantaged in nearly everything we try to do, especially when it comes to earning income and climbing the corporate ladder. As the pandemic winds down and you start looking for ways to get your life back on track, try breaking away from traditional work and finding more fulfilling ways to generate income. Whether you end up launching a business or landing remote employment, you won’t regret the move towards remote work!
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May 30, 2022
Personal growth refers to the act of changing your habits to make improvements in your personal life. There are many ways to do this, and what makes a positive impact on one person may not have the same effect on another person. Personal improvement is important because it allows you to learn about yourself and the ways you interact with your surroundings. It may also lead you to reach long-term goals such as obtaining a higher-paid career, becoming more physically fit , or learning a new skill. Here are some ways to begin a personal growth journey, brought to you below courtesy of Steel Pony.
Go Back to School
If you have always thought about obtaining a higher degree, such as a master’s degree, look into local or online programs that are geared toward adults who are in the workforce or who already have some sort of degree. Many programs allow students to take classes at night or on weekends if that better suits their schedules. If your goal is not to obtain a degree but to learn a new skill that interests you, there are many ways to take classes online for free or at a low cost.
Try a New Hobby
Many people believe they are too busy to start a new hobby or see little point in engaging with a hobby if they are unable to monetize the activity. However, experts say that hobbies can bring people joy, keep their brains sharp, and allow them to meet other people who have similar interests. There are many new activities you can try either at home or in a group, such as cooking, calligraphy, completing jigsaw puzzles, painting, or learning an instrument.
Begin a New Career
Starting a new career might seem like a huge step, but it can be a wonderful move for people who feel stuck in their current jobs. If you are thinking about switching career fields completely, attending school again to get an online master's degree is a great way to obtain the various skills and knowledge you will need in your new line of work. Some master's degrees you might pursue include a teaching degree, food sciences degree, or a degree in public health.
It is also necessary to update your resume before applying to any new position. A quick internet search can lead you to several free, professional-looking online templates that can help you generate a resume. You can then customize your resume by including photos, colors, and text to suit you and your desired career. This helps ensure your job applications catch the eyes of recruiters and hiring managers.
There are many organizations around the country that are in need of people to help them with various tasks but do not have the funds to pay those individuals. Rather than money, volunteers are paid in experience and with the knowledge they are doing a good deed and helping others. Search online or ask around for places in your area in need of volunteers and seek out one that could use your particular skills and abilities. One way that volunteer work improves personal growth is by helping people recognize and be grateful for what they have in their own lives.
If you are seeking some personal growth in your life, consider exploring one or more of these ways to expand your horizons.
May 23, 2022
Your wedding day is special. You want to make sure every detail is perfect – and you want to capture beautiful photographs so you can look back and remember it all for years to come.
If you’ve made the effort to hold an eco-friendly wedding, then chances are you’ll want your photographs to show this off. Partly for the memories, and partly to show other eco-conscious couples that it can be done!
Here are a few tips for creating memorable photos that show off your commitment to sustainability.
While professional photographers will be able to edit photos so they look their best, there’s nothing quite like shooting in natural light. Everyone will look good, and your eco-friendly touches will be captured in their full glory.
Choose an outdoor location, or use local flowers and plants as part of the decor. They have a much smaller carbon footprint than greenery from other countries, add plenty of beauty to pictures, and can be composted at the end of their lifespan.
Composting is great for the environment because it reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, reduces methane emissions from landfill, delivers nutrients into soil, and even increases plant growth (sometimes by up to 50%!).
It can be fun to leave props out for guests to use when they take photos. But if you’ve thought about sustainability throughout the wedding planning process, chances are you don’t want to buy knick-knacks that will only get thrown away afterwards.
Reports suggest that 4,910 tonnes of unrecyclable plastic was left behind at British weddings last year, so these worries are not unfounded. Instead, choose items you already own, or leave out the props altogether.
Hiring a photographer is a hugely important part of any wedding plans. And with sustainability becoming a key consideration for more and more engaged couples, it’s natural that professionals who work within the wedding industry are taking this into account. So why not look for a photographer whose practices are as sustainable as possible? Most will proudly state their policies on their websites, and happily answer any questions you and your partner have before you book them.
Is there any eco-friendly element of your wedding you’re particularly proud of? Make sure your photographer gets some shots of it. Maybe it’s the favours you’ve left on the table for each guest, or maybe you’re enamoured with your rented dress and suit. Whatever it is, be sure to let the photographer know you’d like to show it off to full effect.
By following some of the tips above, you can create stunning images that show off your special day and its sustainability, documenting a celebration to remember.
What tips do you have for taking memorable wedding photographs? Leave them below.
May 16, 2022
When the time comes to sell your estate jewelry, it is crucial to seek the help of knowledgeable and professional experts in this field. Whether you are selling an inherited ring, a necklace, or other jewelry, you deserve to get the best value for it.
Selling your estate jewelry is a great way to make extra cash but where do you begin?
If you would like to try selling them yourself, here are the top five places to sell your estate jewelry.
If you have a collection of jewelry that you would like to sell, you may want to consider contacting a local jewelry store near you. Suppose you have an estate jeweler in your area specializing in buying diamonds and other pieces of fine jewelry, they will surely pay more for your jewelry than other local establishments. It's because they can resell it for more money than other stores might be able to get for it.
If you have any questions about the value of your pieces or if they are worth anything at all, then an experienced jewelry store owner should be able to help you out. They will also tell you what kind of condition each piece is in and whether or not any flaws need to be fixed before selling them off.
You can easily find a Newport beach estate jewelry buyer with physical showrooms within your area. Most jewelry stores offer free appraisals so that customers can get an idea of how much their items are worth before they even come into their stores.
Consignment shops are a great way to turn your unwanted jewelry into cash. How does it work? You bring your unwanted jewelry, and the store will give you an estimate of its value and purchase it.
You get paid when the item sells, so there's no risk and no hassle. Consignment shops are a great place to sell estate jewelry because they're often staffed by experts who are knowledgeable regarding antique, vintage, and estate jewelry.
The store will take care of the cleaning, repairing, appraising, and taking photos of your items so that they look their best when they're on display.
Online buyers are an excellent resource for estate jewelry. They can help you sell your unwanted jewelry or even your entire collection. Online buyers have the reputation of being fair and honest. They have been in business for many years, developing credibility and loyal customers.
There’s a wide range of online buyers who will buy your estate jewelry. Some are based in the United States, while others operate from other countries. The majority are based in Europe and Asia, as these areas have large populations of people who want to own fine-quality jewelry.
Auctions provide a variety of bidders and buyers that can be anywhere globally. These kinds of platforms are great for sellers because many people can see their merchandise. You can sell your signet rings, custom necklaces, and other antique jewelry pieces and find the right buyers.
Auction houses offer professional appraisals before the sale so that buyers know what they're paying for. Since it's difficult to determine the value of an antique piece without knowing its history, auctions provide this service free of charge when you consign your jewelry with them.
With that said, when you consign your estate jewelry to an auction house, you can choose how much money you want to make from each sale. You can also decide what percentage goes toward commission fees for yourself and the business itself.
If you have some estate jewelry that you no longer want or need, selling it to a pawn shop is a great way to get some money for it. Pawnshops are always in need of new merchandise so you can sell your estate jewelry there at any time. However, you can only sell your estate jewelry to a pawn shop for a higher price if the jewelry hasn't been damaged during the years you've owned it.
The value of your estate jewelry will decrease significantly if there are scratches or dents on it from wear and tear over time. If there are any cracks or other signs of damage on the piece, it won't be worth as much as if it were new and unused. The best thing about selling your estate jewelry to a pawn shop is that it doesn't require much work.
Selling estate jewelry is an excellent way to make some extra money. If you're interested in selling your estate jewelry anytime soon, it's crucial to find a reputable buyer who will give you the best price for your items. Hopefully, the list mentioned above can help you find the right buyers for your estate jewelry.
May 09, 2022
Photo by Lucilene Silva: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-laptop-beside-lamp-4069535/
As we become more and more reliant on technology, working remotely is becoming an increasingly popular option. While there are many benefits to remote work, it can also be tough to stay environmentally friendly when you're not in the office. Here are four tips for making your remote work more environmentally friendly.
Try to avoid printing documents if you can help it - use online tools instead
There's no denying that printing documents can be a huge waste of resources, both in terms of the paper and ink used and the amount of energy required to run the printer. Fortunately, there are now a number of excellent online tools that can help you avoid printing documents altogether. Here are just a few examples:
Use a laptop instead of a desktop computer - they consume less energy
When you're looking for a new computer, consider a laptop instead of a desktop. Laptops use less energy, making them more environmentally friendly. They also tend to be more portable, so you can take them with you when you travel. If you're looking for a computer that's both eco-friendly and convenient, a laptop is a way to go.
We all know how important it is to save energy and conserve resources, but sometimes it's easy to forget to do simple things that can make a big difference. One way to save energy is to ensure that your computer is set to sleep or hibernate when not in use.
Sleep mode conserves energy by powering down the computer's components while still maintaining any open files and programs in memory. Hibernate mode goes one step further by saving the contents of memory to a hard disk before powering down, so you can pick up right where you left off when you power the computer back on.
To change your computer's sleep or hibernate settings, go to the Control Panel and look for the Power Options icon. From here, you can adjust the timeouts for sleep and hibernate as well as other power-saving settings.
Just a few minutes of adjusting your computer's settings can save a lot of energy over time, so it's definitely worth taking the time to do it!
Buy recycled office supplies
You can help the environment and save money by buying recycled office supplies. Recycled paper, pens, pencils, toner cartridges, and other office supplies are widely available and often cost less than their non-recycled counterparts. Many recycled office supplies are made from post-consumer waste, meaning they’re made from materials that have been used and then recycled.
When you buy recycled office supplies, you’re helping to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills. You’re also supporting companies that are committed to sustainability. Buying recycled office supplies is a simple way to make a big difference in the environment.
Use a virtual meeting tool rather than traveling for in-person meetings
There are many reasons to use a virtual meeting tool rather than traveling for in-person meetings. First, it can save your company money on travel expenses. Second, it can help reduce your company's carbon footprint. Third, it can allow you to meet with people from all over the world without having to leave your office.
There are many different virtual meeting tools available, so it is important to choose one that will best fit your needs. Some popular options include Skype, Google Hangouts, and GoToMeeting. Each of these tools has its own set of features, so be sure to research each one before making a decision. There are also other video recording and video compressor tools available in case you need to save each meeting.
Once you have selected a virtual meeting tool, be sure to test it out before your first meeting. This will ensure that everything runs smoothly and that you are familiar with the tool's interface.
Finally, remember to be respectful of other cultures when using a virtual meeting tool. For example, avoid scheduling meetings during times when people in other time zones are sleeping. Also, be aware of any possible cultural differences in how people communicate online. By being respectful and understanding of these differences, you can ensure that your virtual meetings are productive and successful.
While it takes a bit more effort, there are ways to make your remote work more environmentally friendly. By following these tips, you can help reduce your environmental impact and be a good global citizen. Do you have any other suggestions for making remote work more sustainable? Let us know in the comments below!