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7 Ways to Maintain Your Social Life Despite How Busy Life Gets

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As we grow up, our lives get busier by the day and between maintaining your full-time job, spending time with the family and getting enough sleep, you lose other valuable things and people in between. You lose the time to do the things you used to love, you lose the time for a hobby and in time, you start distancing yourself from the people who are closest to you.

But it’s never really your fault, you’re already juggling between things as much as possible. So what to do when your job is taking too much of your time? How to balance between your social life and career? Here are some tips to help you get the answer.

Schedule lunch breaks and coffee dates

Your day may be packed but you gotta eat at some point, am I right? So, if you are a person with fixed lunch breaks, then turn those lunch breaks to a small get together with a friend. Even if it is only an hour in midday, this will help you more than you think and you will probably get back to work feeling more energized.

That way you can keep your normal routine to some extent and still be able to catch up with those who matter most to you.

Plan an evening out at least once a week

I personally know how hard it is to hang out after work, you are always tired and eager to get some rest. But at least one day a week, plan an outing with your group of besties. Even if it is just for coffee or a breakfast, spending time with close people outside of the office is very important.

Switching up your routine will keep things fresh and exciting, so whether it’s over the weekend or after work, you must go out every now and then.

Prioritize your time

Create a to-do-list of all the tasks in hand, and start prioritizing them so that you can know which task can be done at a later time and replaced by some time for yourself or for your hobby.

You can prioritize them as follows:

  • Urgent and important
  • Important but not urgent
  • Urgent but not important
  • Neither urgent nor important.

Schedule phone calls

It sound ridiculous at the moment, right? But when was the last time you gave an old friend a call? When was the last time you caught up with your friend who now lives abroad? If the answer is that you don’t remember, then it’s not that ridiculous after all. Plan when and who you will call midday and whenever you’re free, even if it’s only for 10 mins, give that friend a quick call.

Enjoy some ‘You’ time

Maintaining a social life includes you as well! It is extremely important to take a night for yourself and do the things you enjoy, even if it means just laying back and not doing a thing.

Catch up on a series, read a book, take yourself out on a date or exercise! The important thing is to give yourself a break from all the hassle and find peace and quiet.

Exercise and meditate

Exercise is a very effective way to reduce stress as it pumps feel-good endorphins through your body and helps lift your mood. I know how busy one can gets, but even if there’s absolutely no time to hit the gym, you can at least go for a 30 minute walk even if it’s just once a week.

Limit time-wasting activities and people

If someone or something no longer add value to you, limit it or cut if off of your life. You no longer have the luxury of wasting your time on invaluable things and toxic people, so identify what’s most important in your life and then draw boundaries so that you can devote quality time to these high-priority people and activities.

 

 

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Le Méridien Cairo Airport Invites Travellers To Savour The Beauty Of Golden Hour This Summer Season

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This summer season, LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT is helping sun-seekers savour the good life and the beauty of Golden Hour with its own take on Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts’ global brand programme, Au Soleil by Le Méridien.
Personifying the laid-back elegance of European summers and the allure of the Côte d’Azur, this season’s global programme revolves around ‘Golden Hour,’ the magical hour at the end of the day under the sun – a sacred moment in time to slow down and indulge in simple pleasures through all the senses.
Beginning June 2022 LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT will invite travellers to soak in the summer season and Golden Hour, both on- and off-property:
The Hotel will feature a How to Summer Guide, dedicated Petit Plates menu offering Mediterranean inspired mini baguettes perfectly paired rosé spritzers and aperitifs, part of the brand’s signature Sparkling Programme. In addition, Le Méridien is bringing modern twist to classic games traditionally enjoyed outdoors during warm weather days such as the iconic backgammon, as well as, poolside chess and other timeless summer pastimes both to-go and as an oversized option, inviting guests to linger a little longer, with an exclusive warm weather soundtrack, curated by French Bossa Nova collective Nouvelle Vague.
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Au Soleil Stay Package at LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT
Beginning June 1 through October 31, LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT will offer a special Au Soleil stay package that includes daily breakfast and a complimentary Le Scoop by Le Méridien gelato or sorbet, Au Soleil brunch and Au Soleil movie night every weekend
On-Property Experiences that Salute Golden Hour
From relaxing rosé and backgammon to bronzing in the afternoon sun, travellers visiting LE MÉRIDIEN Cairo Airport will be able to capture the spirit of Au Soleil in a variety of ways:
● A dedicated Petit Plates menu, offering Mediterranean-inspired mini baguettes and local light bites – from oysters to grilled fish – all with perfectly paired rosé spritzers and aperitifs, part of the brand’s signature Sparkling programme.
● A modern twist to classic games traditionally enjoyed outdoors during warm weather days, such as the iconic seaside pastime of backgammon, as well as tic-tac-toe, poolside chess and chic modernist-style Jenga sets.
Le Scoop by Le Méridien, featuring various flavors of gelato and sorbet – incorporating authentic ingredients like bright green pistachios from Sicily, as well as fragrant vanilla beans from Madagascar – reminiscent of a glamourous, sunny summer spent on the French Riviera. Le Scoop is designed to be enjoyed while taking part in the European summer tradition of a “passeggiata” to unlock the destination’s locale. “Passeggiata” is an Italian term referring to a traditional evening stroll in the town’s piazza.
● An exclusive summer soundtrack, curated by French Bossa Nova collective Nouvelle Vague, inviting guests to lounge a little longer.
● A distinctive on-property design aesthetic, evoking the spirit of Au Soleil and the playful glamour of endless European summers for travellers all year round.
● A How to Summer Guide that captures the unspoken rules of a perfect day Au Soleil, whether on the beach or in the town, including Sun Safety tips from the brand’s amenity partner MALIN+GOETZ.

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Unforgettable Eid Celebration at Somabay

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Somabay geared itself up with a very special Eid week, with traditional offerings ready to go. An extremely unique activation program was held on the shores of the Red Sea. From the 2nd till the 7th of May, Somabay created a vacation like no other during Eid Al-Fitr.

Being well-renowned as a trendsetter in all-new activities, Somabay was able to create an experience for adults, parents and especially kids during the festivities, featuring new activations at Sobar and S.Cape Beach Club. In addition, Somabay launched its opening of new projects: Playpark, a kids’ entertainment hub that offers some distinctive activities, the launch of Floodlit Footgolf for the first time by the Red Sea and BayFit, as well as the new fitness studio by the Marina.

The entertainment program included DJs, stamina sports & fitness sessions, yoga classes, family bonding activities, and Nilco kids’ fun activities with the new launch of the Soma Raceway Go-Karting track.

The exceptional week witnessed a one-of-a-kind experience to captivate and entertain Somabay guests all week long; featuring Carolina Karam – a Lebanese singer for an unforgettable night.

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Cairo Festival City Hosts “Wings for Life” Marathon for the First Time in Egypt

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In Cooperation with Red Bull, Ignite Egypt & Allianz Egypt with the Aim to Raise Donations for Spinal Cord
Cairo Festival City Hosts “Wings for Life” Marathon for the First Time in Egypt

Cairo – May 8, 2022: Cairo Festival City (CFC), an affiliate of Egypt’s leading real estate developer Al Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE), hosted the “Wings for Life” marathon, which is taking place for the first time in Egypt. Taking place in cooperation with Red Bull, Ignite Egypt and Allianz Egypt, the event aims to support research to find a cure for spinal cord injury, one of the world’s most severe injuries and the most expensive to cure.

“Wings for Life” world run is a global running movement that was inaugurated in 2014 by the Wings for Life not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Supported by Red Bull, the marathon annually takes place all over the world simultaneously during the first week of May, with the participation of professional athletes, runners, and wheelchair participants from across the world. The global movement aims to collect funds to support cutting-edge research to find a cure for spinal cord injury and raise awareness about the risks of spinal cord injury.

Cairo Festival City is committed to host several events and marathons to raise awareness on different diseases and collect funds to support finding a cure for them. These events include the “Run for a Heart” marathon that aimed to raise funds for child’s heart diseases, and “Run for a Cure” marathon that aimed to raise awareness among women about early detection of cancer and supported efforts toward treatment.

About Cairo Festival City
Cairo Festival City’s lifestyle and amenities truly captivate the world’s attention, while setting a higher benchmark for integrated mixed-use community living, with many choices at hand. Setting the best example of a self-sustaining eco-friendly “City within a City”, CFC offers remarkable experiences for every resident, tenant and visitor with its avant-garde villas, lavishing apartments, high-end administrative offices, elite shopping mall, world-class hotels, international school, sports hub, state-of-the-art service centers, and sophisticated automotive park.

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