The Traffic is Horrible!!

I’ve been stuck in traffic most of the time this year and I’m getting sick of it. I have to go to places and I’m always on the go, so this is a huge deal for me. My eyes and legs can’t possibly stand being in traffic anymore. I have to add about ten extra minutes to my travel time just in case. I hate traffic.

Favorite apps at the moment

I’ve been very interested in finding down time to relax. I don’t get to do this often because I’m always busy, but when I do, I have a list of games that I love to play. I’m going to share my list and some pictures of these games 🙂 I highly recommend them. Let me know what your favorite games and apps are! By the way, I just recently watched After, the new season of Grey’s Anatomy, Unbelievable, For Love or Money, Falling Inn Love, and Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I’m always open to new movie or show suggestions!

1. Netflix

2. Plants vs. Zombies Heroes

3. Mario Kart

4. Doodle Jump

5. Dots

Small Things you can do to get ahead in blogging

I am going to preface this by saying that this is not a foolproof method or some hack to get more views. You won’t achieve thousands of views through this method. These tips are for those blogs that are gaining very little traffic. It can be a small boost to get ahead in blogging.

I use word ads on my blog and I gain a small profit through views, so it’s important to get these views. If you use the incognito mode on your phone, you can open a browser with your blog that will count as a new view. I open up a couple of tabs and I leave them open. From what I’ve known, the views still count towards your view count. And that could be a small boost for the day that you might need. It’s still very small, and you shouldn’t rely on this method to get views.

This next tip is not something new. I’ve seen this tip mentioned in a lot of other blogs. You have to interact with the blogging community. If you think blogging is an individualized path, it’s not. There’s an entire community out there of bloggers and it’s important to join it. If you’re using WordPress, you can search key terms to find other blogs in that topic area. I like to go through these posts and read them if I like it. I also go ahead and like the post. Showing appreciation for someone else’s work is important. It’s a reciprocal process.

Choosing the correct tags for your blog post is also another way to get your blog post seen. For me, I’ve seen the tag “Wordpress” be the most successful. WordPress also gives you analytics to see which tags get the most views. Use that to your advantage!

The last thing I do is I leave my blog browser open. I believe that the length of time someone dwells on your blog plays a role in your google analytics. It shows that your blog has good content. I do this when I have something else to do and I leave it open on my phone. This is not meant to have a huge impact, but I have seen my blog show up more on search engines. We all know blogging is a process that takes awhile, so don’t be discouraged.

Taking a Break From Working

I feel like we all need a break time to time from working. Working is great, but I think I’m physically exhausted from it. I took a three to four hour nap today. And I still feel tired. Life is too short to live unhappy and overworked. Even just a short break from everything can help me clear my mind. I need more sleep. With the extra hour we have, I’m happy to use that towards recuperating.

How to survive long days as a teacher

Hi everyone 👋 it has been awhile, but I’m trying my best to be consistent in blogging. To be honest, I feel like I’ve already written about all I could possibly write about. And I have no more new ideas. I want to write more though, so I’m going to keep thinking of new blog post ideas. Today’s post is going to be about how to survive long days as a teacher. I’m going to be working for most of the day tomorrow and I thought it would be nice to share how I prepare/survive for these long days. Let’s get right to it.

I feel like I am the queen of coffee lately. I can’t go a day without it and I’m beginning to think that I wouldn’t be able to achieve all of my goals for the day without the help of coffee. That’s just my honest opinion about myself. I’m an addict. I use the McDonald’s app to get $1 coffees in the morning, and I also have Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts reward apps. If I’m really struggling by the end of the day, I’ll drink a second coffee. I’m not ashamed. If you ever wonder how I manage to work, study, and go to the gym every day… the answer is caffeine.

Another thing I try to do is to stack all of my lessons back to back to one another. I used to love down time, but I’ve changed. I’m now more interested in getting as much done in a day. If I have too many breaks in between lessons, I feel like my day is too long. This is an advantage for someone who manages their own schedule. I like to feel the pressure of going to the next lesson. And that makes my days go dramatically way faster.

I use Spotify and pandora during my drives. I don’t think I could be as productive as I am without the help of Spotify. I listen to stations that are test related. And I listen to Pandora when I’m tired. Music makes the time go by faster.

The last thing I do is just trying to relax. I’m not a strict teacher. I tried to be as laid back as I can because I don’t want to be bored during the lesson either. If I know I have a lot of lessons, I will create a game or include something fun to do. I’ll do this for Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, and Saturday’s. It makes the lesson time go by faster and in return, my students also get to have fun learning.

Crowded Gyms

I think if I lived in New York or another busy city, I would be more cramped than usual. I don’t, however. I don’t have to deal with crowded places very often. And it’s unusual for a place to be crowded where I live. I figured that I’m definitely not a fan of cramped or crowded places. I like to be where there aren’t many people. And I need my space. Speaking of space, I’m a very private person too. I need my privacy in my house. I don’t like to leave my door open and the thought of other people entering my room without me there gives me anxiety. Therefore, I’m glad that I don’t live in a bustling city. The traffic here is mild and worse during rush hours. Where do you live and is your city crowded?

Real Adulting Rant

Real adulting doesn’t happen until you address your problems and work towards fixing them. I see so many people that never do anything with their lives and once they become old, they say that they have so a lot of regrets. You don’t go through life thinking that you’re the best. That’s just not the way to do it. No one is perfect and if you think you are, then you’re never going to grow.

I also see people making excuses for their bad behavior. I hear the “oh that’s just the way I am.” And those people are the ones that are unwilling to change. Just grow up! Geez. It doesn’t take much to evaluate your own behavior and to start making healthy changes towards being better. I am constantly surprised by people older than me. Their personalities need some work.

I think we all should take responsibility for our behavior. I’m tired of dealing with people that act like jerks and think they’re better than everyone else. It’s time to grow up. For some people, it’s too late. It’s not late for me however. I’m ready to make changes.

There are those that think they are better than everyone else. I don’t feel sorry for you and I’m not going to help those who are jerks. End of story! I’ll let karma do its work.