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An open letter to folks who work in social media.
Social media can be overwhelming sometimes, and it can affect our mental health. The easiest advice to give is to quit it entirely or take a break from it. This could be easy for some, but what if their job involves being
Inside the cart and mind of an online shopper.
Lazada and Shopee pulled out the big guns for the biggest day for online shopping this year: Korean drama star Lee Min Ho for Lazada and self-proclaimed Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino for Shopee. The sale happening despite the COVID-
Or any other punctuation mark, actually.
Have you ever had that feeling of panic after receiving a text or WhatsApp message that ends with a full stop? You know, that stomach-dropping moment, when in a millisecond you comb through all of your previous interactions with that person,
Try to be a little kinder to yourself.
2020 was supposed to be our year-"New decade, new me," amirite? Yet who could have predicted a global pandemic, and how it would impact today's society. With all the anxiety piling up from work, managing or contributing to a
Sometimes, you just want to pretend your laptop's camera isn't working, right?
Your Internet is unstable. Your neighbor's dog won't stop barking. Your siblings decided it was the perfect time to have a fight. There are so many things to consider and too many complications that can arise when you&#
The time you spend scrolling through Twitter? Not as relaxing as you think.
In my line of work, I am online longer than most people. Seeing what people are talking about, trying to understand what they're interested in-a lot of it revolves around scrolling through different social media platforms. As a result, when
'It's okay to prioritize myself. I shouldn't feel guilty.'
Growing up, I really did not think about what I wanted. I always went through the motions. Whatever I saw my classmates owned or were enjoying, I would like, too. Back then, I thought it was just me behaving like a normal
For people who find comfort in logic.
Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Whether it's right before a school presentation or during an important job interview, these events can trigger your hormones and activate your fight or flight response. This urge to protect yourself is normal,
'Feel ko na need ko umalis bago pa ako maubos.'
The global crisis that hit 2020 didn't spare anybody. Non-essential businesses had to either transition to a work-from-home setup or even completely shut down. This also means that to stay afloat, companies had to make the difficult
Especially when your office is just a few feet away from your bed.
Just like you, I had a tough time adjusting to the work-from-home setup even though it's not a completely new concept for our team. Before the pandemic, I'd wake up, hit snooze once or twice, turn
It’s a seven-minute video with an impact that lasts for a lifetime.
During this pandemic, we can all admit that the changes we've experienced have shaken us to the core. Our lives are now completely different, and these adjustments have taken a toll on us, especially on our mental health. For the
Yung parang lahat na lang nakakairita.
I think we can all agree that we've been in quarantine way longer than we expected to be. Sure, it seems like the country is slowly opening back up again, but many are understandably confused about our current situation, still
'I felt trapped within the four walls of my room.'
I was the sort of person who valued my alone time-I actually didn't mind keeping to myself every once in a while. I enjoyed hanging out with my friends and officemates, but I didn't see anything wrong
Give these a shot.
When it comes to treating a common mental illness like depression, there are a whole host of tools that can help-from medication (reminder: there's no shame in taking medicine to help with your mental health), to therapy. Many cite
Straight from a life coach.
Hi, how are you? No, really, how are you? Now more than ever, this simple question can make a huge impact on us. It's been six months since lockdown and quarantine rules were put into place in the country, and it'
Everyone deserves a break—especially now.
Before the pandemic, whenever you took a vacation leave from work, it was usually because you were about to go on a road trip or fly off to a different country. Obviously, that's not exactly the best idea right now,
'Not everything has to be shared.'
Though I've always known who she is, the first time I ever really heard from Claudia Barretto was at She Talks Asia's Mental Health Conference, #IMatter, which was held in October 2019. There, Claudia spoke about her experience
Go ahead, buy that halaman you've been eyeing.
Ever since the quarantine began, you might have noticed that more and more people are getting into home gardening. Not only are they an easy way to prettify your room and give it a pop of color, but it can also purify
Distress calls reflect the five-month quarantine's mental toll.
Anxiety is the top concern of Filipinos who call the government's mental health hotline as the COVID-19 quarantine passed the five-month mark. It's confidential and free so give it a try if you are down with