Things Worth Spending For (even during pandemic)

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The pandemic hit everyone – physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. Yet the demand for things never ceases. In this article, you’ll get to know the things that are worth buying for, as well as the links on where to shop them.

Here are the things that are NOT hella expensive but unquestionably essential for your work, school, or daily living.

  1. PC/Laptop and Gadget Accessories

We cannot deny that the disruption that the pandemic brought us. Our offline and physical setup was turned into online in a blink of an eye. Zoom meetings, excel spreadsheets, and different communication channels. All of these may seem simple, but they became part of our daily lives. We wanted to present ourselves clearly, even in the zoom meeting room. High-definition webcam and noise-canceling earphones/headphones are our best friends. It makes work and studies better. If you don’t have a good room where natural lightning is limited or awful, a portable or a standing ring light will make a difference. If you don’t have a good posture during work or study, an adjustable laptop stand or phone holder/stand will force you to sit properly. 

  1. Desk and a comfortable chair 

Now that we are at home, having your work/study station is essential. It is the place where we draw a line between our work/study life and our personal life. Having a good desk and comfortable chair also makes the space tidier and keeps the back pain away.

  1. Makeup and Clothes 

Staying at home in your PJs can be comfy and addicting, but dressing up and making yourself presentable even at home can motivate you to be productive. It gives you a feeling of going to the office and school. Dr. Jennifer Dragonette, PsyD, tells PureWow “What many might deem insignificant can actually lead to dwindling motivation and productivity as you subconsciously associate your pajamas with bedtime or relaxation time.” 

So say goodbye to guilt and add to the cart!

  1. Good Shoes and Workout equipments

We sit at our desks most of the time and work at least 40 hours a week, but a good run or bike would not hurt, right? We learned how important health is, and one way to boost our immune system is to exercise. Creating a schedule for your workout can increase your health and productivity level. Invest in some good shoes for a run or a yoga mat for stretching.

  1. Health and Wellness 

This pandemic took a toll not just on our physical health but also on our mental wellbeing. To keep us going and productive, we need to value our health now more than ever to ensure that we maximize our time to be productive. Stretch, go for a walk, drink vitamins, and rest.

  1. Pens and Paper

Have you checked your screen time? How many hours do you spend on social media? I mean, how many hours do you mindless scroll? Or do you have any ideas lately? Can you still remember it fully? Here’s a not-so-secret, friends, writing increases your memory.


Give your eyes a break and write.

7. Plants/ Pets

Nurturing other living things makes us feel more alive and human, and researchers say that both plants and pets can impact your mental state positively. And the thought of having someone or something as our companion can improve our mindset and life a lot. Both plants and pets will help improve your mood and reduce the feeling of loneliness, lowering the risk of depression as well. More than the mental and emotional support that plants and pets provide, studies have shown that they can also improve our health by lowering our blood pressure and cholesterol levels! Imagine a happier and healthier life with these living things. Aside from their health benefits, they can also help our personal development making us more patient and responsible. 

8. Education

There’s always room for improvement, and the good news is the world offers a variety of resources. As we progress in this Digital Age, the library is no longer the only option, and we are pushed to explore other resources. The thirst for learning is often satisfied by watching documentaries, reading articles, e-books, attending webinars, meeting new people and still, reading books. According to the late Martin Luther King Jr., the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Education is one of the few things that couldn’t be taken away from us and cliche as it sounds, but it is, definitely, our real treasure.

9. Your friend or relatives’ small business

Since people are stuck at home and bored, we cannot deny that we did explore new things during this quarantine. With so much time to spare, for sure we know some people- even our friend perhaps- put up their businesses! And as good friends and neighbors, we support them in this venture. But if you want a business of your own, don’t be impulsive to invest in a business without analyzing the needs and demands of our market right now. Everybody wants their money to grow and not go to waste, and here are some business opportunities you might want to check out now.

USANA Business

USANA offers the highest-rated supplements offering cellular nutrition. Since we are in the health and wellness industry, we are really essential! And our flagship product, Cellsentials, is complete with 14 vitamins, 13 minerals, and 20 powerful antioxidants necessary to boost immune and total body function. Pursuing this business opportunity may be done 2-3 hours daily, and possible income is in dollars. To know more about the company, products, and business opportunity, do not hesitate to contact me at contactarcela@gmail.com 

Toktok Business (with discount when you use the code: 1112010941)

If you’re looking for a discounted delivery or want to apply as a rider. Toktok is the best platform for you. As low as P 60 for the first kilometer. Only P 5 for the next kilometers.

Do something that you want, something you’re passionate about, so you can give your full commitment and dedication!

Do you have other things that are worth the price? Or what are the things have you bought during the pandemic?


This article is written by Maria Arcela Maga and Clarisse Joy Mañabat of Conversations to the World.

Want to learn more about Maginhawa movement? Read our previous blog here.

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