Shiela Pialago - July 17, 2021

Longevity: What Keeps Me Thriving in the Digital World?

In a world of instant yet fragile connections, how do we achieve longevity?

Hey there, Rockstar! This is Shiela once again.

Most of the time, I’m on a constant challenge to do better every day for my clients.

Even though we’re a million miles away from each other, I make sure all my efforts are not only seen but felt. 

But along with this also comes that constant overdrive on how to take care of these connections for them to last long.

Eventually, I realized I cannot make “love out of nothing at all” 

Uh, Shiela… What?! 

Earlier today, I realized that I’ve been unconsciously collecting pieces of things that I found to be very useful in my day-to-day working life as a VA.

Allow me to call this, My Rockstar VA Longevity Kit!

Seriously though, these things really do keep me going all day and/or night long!

Posture Corrector & Back Support – VAs, Freelancers, and anyone who lives a sedentary lifestyle are prone to back pain. Don’t let the new age routine ruin your posture! (Shop: Mound via Lazada)

Pocket Wifi – Best backup ever for the Internet connectivity wherever I go. As much as possible, I’m never radio silent. At least, I try to inform my clients way ahead of time if in case, I’m going off the grid for a few days! (Brand: Smart LTE)

Blue Light Anti-radiation Photochromic Eyeglasses – Okay, I have invested enough in this baby because our eyes are the most vulnerable when being in front of the lappy for long hours. Don’t forget to rest your eyes every 2-3 hours and look at the greenery outside! (Shop: Sunnies Specs Optical)

Throat Spray – Meetings after meetings, hot and dry temperature, mild dust allergies …. yes, I need this one big-time every now and then. (Brand: Kamillosan)

Relaxing Rub – Great for neck pain but I think this is the big secret that has really helped me sleep during the day. My mind gets into overdrive sometimes and I have trouble shutting it down. But yes, this baby is not only pain relief, but it’s also my insomnia-relief! The aroma is so relaxing! (Brand: Creations Spa Essentials – Sleep)

Wireless Earbuds – Client calls and virtual meetings with colleagues have been more often ever since I started managing teams; so, invest in good babies for clarity and convenience! (Brand: Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus)

Eye drops – When I started as a VA, I used to have bad headaches, if not migraines. I had it checked and found out it was because of my eyes drying up from so much screen time. My opthalmologist recommended this lubricant eye drops for me! Please consult your healthcare provider on this first. (Brand: Systane Balance)

Tinted Lip Balm – So, this serves in two ways … the balm to avoid dryness and lip cracks and the tint for the video calls! Ha! Yes! I wear makeup with a purpose! (Shop: Lafes from Healthy Options)

PLUS:  Drink 8 glasses of water every day!

AND always remember, self-care is never selfish!

P.S. I’d love to see your VA kit in the comments too!

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