NELA Living Blog by Emilie Broughton

6 Ways To Create Positive Work At Home Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who are adjusting to the new normal of working from home, it is important to maintain a routine and create a workspace that is both efficient while also promoting a positive and enjoyable atmosphere. Here are 6 tips that may be useful:

  1. Put a diffuser in your home office with essential oils like Lemon or Peppermint which help to lift up your mood, clean the air and smell wonderful.
  2. Put a salt lamp in your home office. The negative ions will counteract all of the electronics being used while you work. Not to mention, it will enhance your energy level along with relieving stress and anxiety.
  3. Sleep. This cannot be said enough. I know some of us have kids but this is important in order to remain healthy and to have a productive day. An idea would be to get to sleep a little earlier and wake up earlier to start your day. Perhaps, the hour before our clients begin assigning projects or calling will become appreciated “quiet time” or calm before the storm.
  4. Pack it up and change your scenery. With the same idea as working outside, the beauty of working from home can also allow you to work from anyplace. Since options are limited during the stay at home orders, try taking your laptop to the backyard and finish those e-mails or spreadsheet while you enjoy some fresh air. If you have kids, this allows them some time outside to play and you can keep an eye on them while getting your work done.
  5. Take a break. We all have deadlines that need to be met but it is also crucial for our sanity and to continue to put forth our best work if we have spurts of relaxation. Whether you spend some time with your kids, listen to music, watch an episode of your favorite show on Netflix, take a short walk or read you will notice the difference in how you perceive your work day and allow yourself some work-life balance on a daily basis while still getting things done. In fact, you will notice the increase in the quality of your work.
  6. Daily affirmations and to-do lists. It is imperative to keep track of the daily or weekly tasks we are required to accomplish for our clients but it is equally important to write out positive notes to ourselves and post them as clearly as we do the list of spreadsheets or phone calls we need to make. Reading something as simple as having faith or embracing your talents or a simple compliment to yourself that you can look at when you feel overwhelmed or stressed during a task will immediately adjust how you are perceiving things.

 

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Virtually Travel The World From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

As summer approaches we slowly come to terms with the fact we won’t be able to plan those highly anticipated trips. Luckily, we live in the digital age and virtual tours of cities, museums, parks, beaches, attractions and even live streaming of concerts are available.

https://www.techradar.com/best/virtual-tours-museums-national-parks-around-the-world

https://www.usatoday.com/tech/

http://www.destination360.com/travel/beaches/virtual-tour

https://www.afar.com/magazine/live-streams-of-cities-beaches-and-wildlife-for-virtual-travel

https://www.toureiffel.paris/en/news/130-years/virtual-tour-eiffel-tower

TravelTrend.Com Lists 100 virtual tours and unique experiences around the world;

1. At the top of the list without a geographical specifics; The experience of https://arvr.google.com/earth/

Google Earth in virtual reality, where you can fly anywhere you choose with your VR headset.

2. Up next is an out of space experience with NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hubble-360-degree-virtual-tour

https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/

Dive into the Ocean;

3. The Blu is a popular VR game where you can install from their app and dive into the ocean

https://wevr.com/theblu

4. The Jetlagged- Let’s you dive in the coral triangle

https://thejetlagged.com/360-video-production/

5. Download the Immers VR to dive into the ocean with your friends

https://thehydro.us/vr2019

6. Underwater video tour by National Geographic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v64KOxKVLVg

Mount Everest;

7. Simulate how you climb Mount Everest

http://www.solfar.com/everest-vr

Best experiences from the USA;

8. The Grand Canyon Vr Experience;

https://www.immersiveentertainment.com/the-grand-canyon-vr-experience/

9. Take an immersive experience in the famous  Yosemite Park

https://www.virtualyosemite.org/

10. The well known metropolitan museum in New York will take you to a tour from your sofa

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project

11. Visit All Smithsonian museums

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

12. Choose the Hyatt Regency – Mission Bay hotel  VR experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch  ? v=MbDdPFDPJsg&feature=emb_title

13. Disney World

https://www.visitorlando.com/en/things-to-do/virtual-tours/walt-disney-world-resort

14. Monterey bay aquarium live camera

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

15. San Diego Zoo live Cameras

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

16. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska – virtual tour

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/kenai-fjords/exit-glacier-tour

17. Hawai’I Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii- virtual tour

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour

18. Carlsbad Caverns National Parl, New Mexico- virtual tour

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/carlsbad-caverns/natural-entrance-tour

19. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah- virtual tour

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/bryce-canyon/sunset-point-tour

20. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida- virtual tour

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/dry-tortugas/near-little-africa-tour

21. Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset

https://www.hestercombe.com/VT3.4/index.htm

22.  Travel Nevada

https://travelnevada.com/google-trekker?limit=12&page=2&lander_id=1&include=trek

Best of Sweden;

23. Visit Sweden- The nature of Sweden at your fingertips

https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/nature-outdoors/nature/sweden-vr-films/

24. The next one is wicked! Lights over Lapland lets you experience virtual Aurora tours

https://lightsoverlapland.com/

25. Malmo Virtual Graffiti virtual walk

https://streetart.withgoogle.com/en/audio-tours

Iceland magnificent virtual tours;

26. Games of Thrones film locations

https://www.iceland360vr.com/virtualtour/game-of-thrones-film-locations/

27. Lava cave without any risk-taking

https://www.photojpl.com/lava-cave-near-grindavik-in-iceland-immersive-panorama/-/JYhBEhFqak/

28. Glaciers of Iceland video tour by National Geographic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzehE5A1Oi4

29. A virtual dive on the wreck of the Melckmety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hovKu1bi7kA&feature=youtu.be

Wildlife in Africa;

30. Safaris from home- Join us on a virtual safari and explore Asilia’s camps and lodges across Kenya and Tanzania

https://www.asiliaafrica.com/meet-genuine-safaris/

31. Real cool live cams to explore wildlife in Kenya and more

https://explore.org/livecams

32. Table Rock virtual visit

 https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/table-rock-state-park-offers-visitors-free-virtual-reality-  experience/article_3991267a-2cb3-11ea-84d6-7f8446984832.html

33. Victoria Falls

https://www.airpano.com/360video/Video-Victoria-Falls-1/

Israel virtual tours;

34. Virtually tour the Holy City- Jerusalem

https://samsungvr.com/view/Wv_0tcndBOG

35. Virtual tour of exhibition in Tel Aviv Museum of Art

https://www.tamuseum.org.il/en/event/virtual-tours-exhibition-solar-guerrilla-constructive-responses-climate-change/2020-04-22/

36. Join the Tel Aviv Pride Parade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQtXlQ7ZhI

Virtual Australia;

37. Qantas Virtual Reality app- shows you some of Australia most beautiful scenery;

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/promotions/virtual-reality.html

38. Explore Sydney with You visit

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/sydney

39. Download the Goole Arts & Culture app and immerse yourself to The Art Gallery of NSW

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/art-gallery-of-new-south-wales

40. Take the chance to enjoy the State Library of NSW – Download the Goole Arts & Culture app

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/state-library-of-new-south-wales

41. Sydney Opera House tour and performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hunddVoMjo

New Zealand;

42. Explore the Weta Cave

https://www.qantas.com/travelinsider/en/explore/south-pacific/new-zealand/wellington/virtual-tour-video-wellington-new-zealand-things-to-do.html

43. Wellington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlO3yhvpnVQ

44. Most exciting places to plan your next trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7_DunYJgs4

45. Tour the enchanted Hobbiton

https://www.newzealand.com/us/campaign/hobbiton-in-360-degrees/

Art of Austria;

46. This new experience of the MAK Museum of Vienna offers you the ability to stroll inside paintings!

https://www.mak.at/en/klimtsmagicgarden

Switzerland Grand Tour;

47. Switzerland offers a grand tour all over Switzerland; you can choose where to start and what to see

https://grandtour.myswitzerland.com/

The Netherlands;

48. Take a look into Van Gogh Museum

https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/van-gogh-inspireert-steven-aalders?v=1#08

49. A relaxing enchanting tour in Rijks Museum

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/masterpieces-up-close

50. The MOCO museum presents modern and contemporary art

https://mocomuseum.com/exhibitions/

51. Join live tours of Stedelijk Museum

https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/stay-at-home-stedelijk

52. Step into the Rembrandt painting

https://www.mauritshuis.nl/en/explore/the-collection/rembrandt-reality/

53. Central Amsterdam stories

https://360stories.com/amsterdam/story/amsterdam-central

 The UK;

54. London is always a good idea- download the Goole Arts & Culture app and immerse yourself  to exhibitions like the one in

The British Museum; https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

55. Stonhenge virtual tour

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

56. Tour the best sites in London

https://360.visitlondon.com/#

57. The National Gallery of London- virtual tour

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours

58. A sneak virtual peak to Buckingham Palace

https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

59. Tour beautiful sightseen of England

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NakltvfbYk0

60. The Roman Baths walkthrough

https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough

61. Take a virtual tour of the Giants Causeway (Northern Ireland)

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway/features/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-giants-causeway

Ireland;

62. Cliffs of Moher virtual tour

https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/

Faroe Islands;

63. One of the most exciting virtual adventure https://www.remote-tourism.com/

Italy;

64. Download the Goole Arts & Culture app and immerse yourself to the Uffizi Gallery;

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/uffizi-gallery

65. Vatican City  Virtual tours

http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

66. Visit the Colosseum

https://artsandculture.google.com/story/colosseum/WQLi5E4TA1p9IQ

Virtual Czech;

67. Prague Castle virtual tour

https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors/virtual-tour

68. Beautiful Prague in a virtual tour by UNESCO Czech heritage

https://en.czech-unesco.org/prague/virtual-tour/#page_start

Mexico;

69. download the Goole Arts & Culture app and immerse yourself to Museo Dolores Olmedo

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-dolores-olmedo

70. Visit Albuquerque

https://www.visitalbuquerque.org/plan-my-trip/virtual-tour/

Maldives;

71. This is how it feels being in a resort

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgJITGvVfR0&feature=emb_title

Dubai ;

72. Atlantis Dubay Hotel VR tour is a great way to choose a hotel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=qAySitA9fYU&feature=emb_title

73. One day in Dubai

https://samsungvr.com/view/84LGDvmAxEP

74. Check out Eithad Museum

https://www.dubai360.com/scene/4316-014-etihad-museum-central-area/en

Turkey;

75. Plan your trip to Istanbul

https://samsungvr.com/view/24LddCidjNc

Croatia;

76. Would you try cliff jumping?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiGZfFKFWfU&feature=share

Singapore;

77. Probably your dream hotel, now you can explore the facilities before you book your stay

http://marinabaysands.virtualhotel.co/tours

Spain;

78. Take a tour at the Dalís’ museum in Catalonia

https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/museums/dali-theatre-museum-in-figueres/visita-virtual/

79. Visit virtually  in Segrada Familia

https://sagradafamilia.org/visita-virtual

France;

80. Visit the famous Louvre

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/louvremuseum 

81. See the exhibitions of Versailles

http://en.chateauversailles.fr/discover/resources/virtual-exhibitions

82, Take a virtual tour in Versaille

https://artsandculture.google.com/project/versailles-never-seen-before

83. The tour of Mount Blanc

https://artsandculture.google.com/story/qwWhhxHWf0rCBg

84. The iconic Eiffel tower

https://www.toureiffel.paris/en/news/130-years/virtual-tour-eiffel-tower

Peru:

85. Visit Maccu Picchu

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu

Galapagos Islands;

86. Walkthrough these beautiful islands

https://www.airpano.com/360photo/galapagos/

China;

87. China Great Wall tour

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

88. Jing’an temple Shanghai

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/chinatour/100447?pl=wa

89. The Forbidden City virtual tour in China

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/chinatour/100444?pl=wa

90. China glass bridge virtual tour

https://www.airpano.com/360video/vr-china-glass-bridge/

91. Tourist Tube allows you to visit Shanghai virtually

https://www.touristtube.com/Things-to-do-in-Shanghai/Shanghai-Xintiandi-360

92. Tour the Guilin Mountain in China

https://www.airpano.com/360video/vr-guilin-china/

Visit the Amazonas in South America;

93. Visit the Amazonas rainforest

https://www.conservation.org/stories/virtual-reality/amazon-under-the-canopy

Brazil;

94. Download the Goole Arts & Culture app and immerse yourself to Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/congrega%C3%A7%C3%A3o-do-sant%C3%ADssimo-redentor

95. Iguazu falls

https://www.airpano.com/360photo/Brasil-Argentina-Iguazu-Falls-2012/

96. Stand with the people virtually next to Iguazu Falls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjGeFgUR10&feature=youtu.be

Canada;

97. Journey behind the Niagara falls virtual tour

https://www.niagarafallstourism.com/vr/journey-behind-the-falls/

98. Visit the Casa Loma

https://casaloma.ca/experience-the-castle/

99. A virtual stroll in old Quebec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&amp=&v=9G0ri011U4E&amp=&feature=emb_logo

100. Wildlife of Canada live cams in various national parks

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/nature/science/controle-monitoring/cameras

Japan virtual tours;

101. Visit the online exhibit Maple viewers

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/tokyo-national-museum?tab=collect

102. Meet Japan culture and views from home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=OR_Y7vj66PU&feature=emb_title

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Take A Virtual Tour Of My New Listing In Tarzana!

Light and bright 2nd-floor unit with no neighbors above. 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with an open floor plan with spacious living/dining/kitchen area. Living room large enough for a baby grand piano. Great for entertaining. New carpet in both bedrooms. Freshly repainted and ready to move in.

Master bedroom with attached full bath and vanity area. Second full bath located off the hallway. In-unit stackable washer and dryer in bedroom closet. The unit comes with a gas stove, built-in microwave/stove hood, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and washer dryer. HVAC and Ceiling Fan to stay cool. 2 tandem assigned parking spaces in the subterranean garage. The unit also comes with assigned storage locked and large storage closet.

The complex has secure entry through the lobby, community pool, BBQ area, and a meeting room. Located conveniently close to Ventura Blvd with restaurants, bars, Whole Foods and shopping and easy access to the 101 freeway.

I’ve gone virtual!!!!!!

Click HERE for direct access to virtual tour.

Additional photos below.

For more information, please contact Emilie at (626) 500-5504 and/or visit https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18640-Collins-St-APT-219-Los-Angeles-CA-91356/19934013_zpid/?

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6 Museums In Italy You Can Visit VIrtually Right Now

Vacations and dreams have all been put on hold for the time being, but luckily there are some ways to keep experiencing Italy even if you cannot explore in person. Here is a list of some of the best Italian museums you can explore virtually for FREE.

Musei Vaticani
The Vatican Museums have some of the most celebrated collections in the world, and it would be impossible to see all of the treasures with a single visit. Luckily, the Vatican has created an in-depth online guide to the collections which includes 360-degree tours and videos of many of the most famous rooms and various wings. You can access those here.

The Uffizi Gallery
La Galleria degli Uffizi is one of the most visited museums in all of Italy. The glorious gallery also has a high-tech online visitor experience which allows you to explore specific rooms or themes, with entertaining and informative captions here. The online exhibits are known as HyperVisions. If you want to get into the nitty-gritty of the catalog, the Uffizi also has a digital archive.

The Capitoline Museums
As incredible as it is to step inside the Colosseum or walk through the Forum, many of the greatest Ancient Rome discoveries are actually tucked away inside the Capitoline Museums. You can follow the floorplans and take a fully virtual tour of the collections here until you are able to visit in person once more.

Pinacoteca di Brera
Housed inside Palazzo Brera in Milan, the Pinacoteca di Brera has an impressive collection of Italian artwork, including pieces by Raphael, Bellini, and Titian, among others. The gallery has created an online catalog of 669 pieces, allowing web-based visitors to examine the details of the art and read about the history behind it in Italian or English. The collection can be filtered by date, artist, material, and more. Visit it here.

Trajan’s Market
In Rome, the museum at Trajan’s Market also offers a fully virtual experience to discover the artifacts that have been uncovered around the site.

Ara Pacis
How many compelling museums do you know that are dedicated to a single item? The Ara Pacis is one of those in Rome. The fabulous modern building is home to a single ancient arch. Examine all the intricacies with the Roman museum’s virtual tour here.

Article credit: https://anamericaninrome.com/wp/2020/03/italy-museums-visit-for-free-online/

 

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