I believe in continued education and realise the value of being self-sufficient instead relying on people around us (no matter how much skilful they are in comparison).
So my little cousin (who has ambitions to be a programmer) and I took a short four hours WordPress/basic programming class with David Wang. Here’s a list of things I’ve learned that are helpful for maintaining my sites:
1. To maintain a website, you need to constantly update:
That’ll prevent hacking (hopefully).
2. Html comment
* <! – – Hi There – – >
I was told that I shouldn’t play with html because one small mistake can ruin the whole thing. Solution: always jot down the changes I made within it using Html comment!
3. Check code
Command + Option + I = go to inspector
Command + Option + OPTION + U = go to source itself
Shortcuts to check things like the sizing of the fonts on my site, so I can preview it and make changes.
“Every day, your body requires energy to survive, to think, to do well, to be happy. You don’t get infinite energy. One way to replenish energy is to sleep. The other way is to eat well and exercise. But another way to replenish energy is to live a gentle life. As gently as possible. Which means all negotiation need to be smooth else they result in anxiety and fear and guessing…future depletion of energy. And then you die faster than the one who lived gently. Try this. Next time you are in a negotiation, don’t forget to relax your face”
– James Altucher, The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth
Doings things gives me adrenaline rush, which in turns makes me want to do more – it’s almost like a drug. But time is always a limiting factor; so even my leisure time has turned productive (?!). What do I do on Instagram? Learn Japanese from Gudetama, my favourite lazy egg.
What I’ve learned:
yaruki (やる気) = motivation
yarukinai (やる気ない) = demotivated
気 = Qi
Minna o machikane = Everyone waited
Kyushoku (給食) = school lunch
Jikan de ichi su (時間で一す) = It is time
Minna o machi kane kyushoku no jikan de ichi su (みんなおまちかね給食の時間で一す = Everyone, it is time for school lunch everyone’s been waiting for (?)
So many things I want to do/learn. So little time. But I can find time. First I need to eliminate things I don’t need that steal my time/attention:
1. DRIVING. I hate driving and I don’t do it if I don’t have to. This month, I decide to not drive AT ALL and Uber/Grab everywhere I go just to see how much I spend on it and how much time I save. I’ll be doing whatever I want/need to do during the trip. It should answer the question: do I really need a car? (probably yes unfortunately…)
2. APPS. Deleting apps I don’t need. Only apps I use daily will be place in the first two pages of my phone. The rest will be in folders. I shall just delete all the fun apps I used to like e.g Fatify/ Chess too which I find hard. What if I want to play one day? Don’t play with your phone, play with people Sara!!!
3. BEAUTY TREATMENTS Friends always show up looking fabulous and tell me their latest beauty treatments. I am so tempted. But I this month decided to not do anything other than lash extensions because the 2 hour spent (including trip) saves me on putting on makeup the entire month. No manicure, no hair treatment, no massage etc.
4. OVERTHINKING/DAYDREAMING I think a lot (which is important for creation). But I’m not sure how much time I spend thinking about unnecessary things… I’m a dreamer. I dream of things BUT then I make them happen. Now, I need to monitor my thoughts that does not lead to action.
5. DIGITAL MESS While I’ve got rid of most material things I don’t need, I still have a lot of intangible junk: files and photos in my computer/tablet. Need to find time to delete stuff.
Let’s see how much extra time/peace of mind I can get…