MakeUseOf: 5+ Free Online Tests, Guides, and Resources to Overcome Burnout at Work

MakeUseOf: 5+ Free Online Tests, Guides, and Resources to Overcome Burnout at Work. “Are you feeling too tired to work, or are you suffering from burnout? Take these free tests to find out if you have burnout, and guides to learn how to deal with it. In 2019, WHO officially recognized burnout as an occupational phenomenon, so it’s not just ‘in your mind’ anymore. There are signs of burnout to watch out for, and techniques to overcome burnout in your professional life. To begin, there are a few online tests you can take, free ebooks you can pick up, and videos you can watch.”

CNET: Snapchat adds a meditation feature with the Headspace mini app

CNET: Snapchat adds a meditation feature with the Headspace mini app. “Snapchat wants to make it a little easier for you to relax with its Headspace mini app. The mini app, which is an app within the Snapchat app, launched on Monday alongside three others including group decision-making app Let’s Do It, future-telling app Prediction Master and study app Flashcards.”

Route Fifty: Your Coping and Resilience Strategies Might Need to Shift as the Covid-19 Crisis Continues

Route Fifty: Your Coping and Resilience Strategies Might Need to Shift as the Covid-19 Crisis Continues. “By looking at how people have reacted to mass traumas in the past—think the terrorist attacks of 9/11 or the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina—psychology researchers like us can learn about which coping strategies have historically been effective. For instance, people were able to boost their self-esteem and curtail negative thinking in the wake of 9/11 if they engaged in activities that fit their personal values, goals and responsibilities. They could find meaning in what they did, interpreting their actions in a positive manner. So while traumas like these kinds of events can lead to anxiety and depression, they can also pave the way for resilience and recovery. As the coronavirus pandemic situation and stresses change, so do our recommendations for what coping strategies might be most helpful.”

Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home

Mashable: Best yoga apps and YouTube channels for practicing at home. “Maybe you want to start the day with yoga, boosting your energy and encouraging clear intention. Or perhaps you want to use yoga to ease that pack pain from sitting in the house all day. Different yoga instructors, apps, and YouTube channels offer different styles and approaches. And what’s best is what works best for you. There’s no universal answer for the single best app or YouTube channel for yoga, but you’ll find one that suits your groove with a little trial and error.”

New York Times: How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home

New York Times: How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home. “My husband and I got sick from the coronavirus in late March. We had so-called mild cases, meaning only that we weren’t hospitalized: In fact, we were sicker than we had ever been. Because we could breathe fine, we knew we weren’t supposed to go to the hospital. But what were we supposed to do? The standard advice — rest, fluids and fever reducers — was and is essential, but at times it felt inadequate to the severity of the illness. As we recovered, I spoke with many friends, colleagues and internet strangers going through similar ordeals. Here is some collective wisdom on how to manage noncritical cases of Covid-19.”

CNET: Instagram’s new guide feature will help you find wellness content

CNET: Instagram’s new guide feature will help you find wellness content. “Instagram debuted a new Guides feature on Monday with the goal of making new wellness content a little easier to find. The guide lets Instagram users discover recommendations, tips and other content from creators, public figures, organizations and publishers.”

New York Times: Eating Is Weird Now. Here’s How to (Kind of) Get Back to Normal.

New York Times: Eating Is Weird Now. Here’s How to (Kind of) Get Back to Normal.. “As the first shelter-in-place orders were spreading across the country, a popular tweet was going around: ‘Wear jeans for an hour or two in your house every day. You don’t want to get three or four weeks from now and go to put them on and have it be an absolute crisis.’ It’s been about four weeks since that tweet was sent. Anyone have that crisis yet?”

Bloomsburg University: Bloomsburg University to Host a Virtual Self-Care Summit

Bloomsburg University: Bloomsburg University to Host a Virtual Self-Care Summit. “Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will hold a virtual self-care summit from April 5-10. The summit will give individuals the tools to manage stress, anxiety, and overall better self-care during challenging times. The event is free and open to the public and will be live streamed through Zoom and the Access and Success Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/buaccessandsuccess/ .”

Los Angeles Times: Yoga routines and classes to keep you grounded while you’re stuck at home

Los Angeles Times: Yoga routines and classes to keep you grounded while you’re stuck at home. “You have a lot of yoga options right now, including ones that support local businesses. There are free videos from YouTube and other sites, there are apps, and many L.A.-area yoga studios and teachers offering streaming classes on Instagram and on Zoom.”

NaNoWriMo: #StayHomeWriMo

NaNoWriMo: #StayHomeWriMo. “#StayHomeWriMo is an initiative to help your physical, mental, social, and creative well-being. We’ll have seven weekdays of support for you leading up to Camp NaNoWriMo in April, and you can join us regardless of whether you’re planning to write for Camp. Let’s do this (6 feet apart but) together.”

Thrive Global: The Best Online Workouts You Can Stream During Quarantine

Thrive Global: The Best Online Workouts You Can Stream During Quarantine. “I also want to note that many trainers and studios are individually putting out their own content on Instagram (IGTV and Live) and Facebook Live, so if you usually go to a local studio or have a trainer you love, I highly recommend supporting them too! (A few I’ve noticed in NYC: THE WELL, Yoga Vida, Rumble Boxing, and Swerve.) If you’ve stumbled across this list, I hope it helps you find a new workout you love — and most of all, I hope it brings some semblance of normalcy to you during these crazy times.”

New York Times: I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share

New York Times: I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to Share. “When I lived on the International Space Station for nearly a year, it wasn’t easy. When I went to sleep, I was at work. When I woke up, I was still at work. Flying in space is probably the only job you absolutely cannot quit. But I learned some things during my time up there that I’d like to share — because they are about to come in handy again, as we all confine ourselves at home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few tips on living in isolation, from someone who has been there.”

Lowyat: Scribd Makes Entire Digital Library Of eBooks And AudioBooks Free For A Month

Lowyat: Scribd Makes Entire Digital Library Of eBooks And AudioBooks Free For A Month. “Scribd, the US-based ebook and audiobook subscription service, announced that it is making its entire digital library free for everyone to access for the next 30 days. As you can guess, one of the main reasons the company is making its content accessible is to provide individuals who are self-quarantining or working from due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) health issue.”