goals & targets

  1. Narrowing down the problem (if it’s a really huge problem, then you will probably need to reduce the target goal. What is it that’s bothering you so much? What is the underlying problem?) Just like to-do lists, the more specific and small an item is, the more manageable and easier it is to accomplish. Get to the bottom of why you feel a certain way, and the rest will follow.
  2. Exercise…it will boost your energy and mood, both of which may be drained by the attack of problems. Blow off some steam and lift up your emotions by having a gym session or taking a brisk walk. Exercising will stimulate brain chemicals that may leave you feeling a bit more relaxed and/or happier.
  3. Thinking about all the various factors and potential variables in the problems and identify steps in which you can reach your desired outcome(s)
  4. Breathing in and out slowly and deeply. Staying calm is important. No problem will subside from you panicking. Deep breaths will help you relax.
  5. Consulting a friend to get some insight (preferably someone who thinks logically).
  6. Doing something you enjoy (writing, blogging, reading, singing, etc) to release the stress and come back to it later. Hobbies help us recharge and gain a new perspective.

Remember to take care of yourself. The most important person in the difficult situation(s) is you. Make sure you keep a list of things that needs to change to prevent the same problems from continuing to happen. We can’t make all our problems go away since some are beyond our control, but we sure can learn from them.  


my roommate had a photoshoot with my majestic princess, max. is he not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen ever?

Trying to start 2017 with a little binder organization! I got a binder, dividers, lined filler paper, and page protectors from Target, and I’ve printed off my own dotted paper. It’s going to be my bullet binder, I just need the freedom to be able to take out and put in pages that a journal just can’t do.

intj-dictator  asked:

Hey Eila! I remember you talking about how you are an UI/UX designer without having learned about anything like that in school. How did you get interested in this? And how did you learn more and get experience? Any good online resources to suggest?

How to Become a UX/UI Designer - A Comprehensive Guide

I’ll just do a comprehensive guide on this :D

Is UX/UI designing right for you?

You’ll love UX designing if

  • You love analyzing & solving problems - UX designing = designing the most efficient and simplistic way to achieve business goals through a product. You must analyze:
    • 1) The client’s business, their goals & vision
    • 2) The target users’ behaviors & preferences
    • 3) All possible flows that users may interact with your product (e.g. website, app) and achieve what you want them to achieve.
    • Then, find the best solution that translates into user flow charts and wireframes.
  • You love psychology (cognition & behaviors) - As a UX designer, you need to understand different groups of users, the differences in their behaviors, and why they do those things.
  • You love researching - It’s a huge advantage to know what competitors (of your clients) are doing and what worked for them, or recent trends among your target users, or what’s new in the design & tech world. These will help make design decisions.
  • You are able to put functionality and efficiency first - Sometimes you must sacrifice beauty, but if it boosts sales by 20%, so be it.
  • You are attentive to details - There are many more components to a website or app than what you’d usually see. You must think of all scenarios that can happen like error messages, forgot password popups, blank states, on-boarding, etc. You don’t want users to get stuck in limbo somewhere, become frustrated, and quit forever. This comes with experience and studying other people’s products.

You’ll love UI designing if

  • You love to communicate (a clear message) visually - As a UI designer, you’re not just creating whatever you want that looks nice. Your job is to design the best way to visually communicate your client’s brand at first glance. Think of how you can translate these points into visuals:
    • What are they trying to tell their customers?
    • What kind of brand are they? Fun & young, sophisticated & classy, or formal & reliable?
    • What is the most important call to action (in line with business goal)? Getting users to sign up, subscribe, buy something, or sign a petition?
    • What distinguish them for their competitors?
  • You love psychology (perception) - As a UI designer, your goal is to influence users to take the actions you want by using colors, typography, and layout. Understand what catches attention, how to direct the eyes to the most important part first, etc.
  • Your workflow is consistent and systematic - A website/app should have a clear colors scheme with 1-3 fonts, not a big mess of 7 different greens in 12 fonts for no purpose. The same colors and styles should link the same things (e.g. everything related to signing up is orange). Planning what elements you will use and why from the beginning will save you a lot of time.
  • You are adaptable - In the end, you are being paid by a client. You can make suggestions that you think is best, but sometimes it is the client’s final say, especially when it comes to visual style which depends on personal preferences.

Always a bonus

  • Communication skills - You must be able to effectively communicate to your clients why you make certain design decisions, and how they would help improve their business.
  • Basic coding skills - Knowing how to code allows to effectively communicate with developers and avoid impossible designs (i.e. designs that are impossible to code, or would take a way to long to do so). You should at least know how responsive design and bootstrap grid work.
  • Networking skills - This is especially important if you’re a freelancer. One easy way to find work is networking at tech and startup events, as well as getting referred through connections.


Design tools

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Can we make it?!
2000 people x $20 in 10 hours is VERY possible.

Please contribute if you can (and tell a friend) to my Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for my new doll line, @herstorydoll to help me makes these dolls available around the world. Reaching our target goal will helps us get the first run into production! Contribute what you can, Share and check out contribution perks, there also perk preorder options. Help us get our first run into production. 💜 Representation Matters! Diversity in dolls is needed and is important and I am helping to make that change. FUNDING LINK IS IN MY BIO 💜💜💜 #representationmatters queendollyama #dollcreator #dollartist #herstorydolls #indiegogo #fundraising #blackdolls #browndolls #biracialdolls #diversity #blackgirlmagic #contribute #supportblackbusiness #kickstarter

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We did it! Now what?

In the early hours of this morning, our Kickstarter reached its goal! Thank you to everyone who helped us out on the way to get here!

So what are our plans from here for the rest of the campaign? In short, every dollar pledged above our goal goes to making the game better. Buying more art, extra music, and maybe some voice acting. If we get enough, we may even be able to add the Chris route even if we don’t reach its official stretch goal target; the Carly route is going to be included no matter what. We’re also looking into mobile support, and there are costs there too. Finally, it’s a good idea to have a bit of padding above our goal, just in case some backers get cold feet and withdraw or lower their donations before tomorrow.

So let’s celebrate today, but still keep looking forward. To the people who have been doing so much great work sharing us on social media and elsewhere, thank you so much, and keep it up! We have enough funds to make a good game. Let’s keep this momentum going to make a great (again) game.

MBTI types as martial arts


Embracing the grind. Dominance and imposing your will. Collegiate tradition and camaraderie.

ISTJ- Judo

Bowing. Getting up after countless break falls. Total focus and commitment for an ‘ippon’ finish.

ESFJ- Taekwondo

Family sport. Friendly and inviting. Appealing and accessible to people from all walks of life.  

ISFJ- Hapkido

Subversion of force. Circular fluidity. ‘The way of coordinating energy’


Adaptability and improvisation. Larger than life personalities. Tactical ability and game-planning.

ISTP- Boxing

Streamlined simplicity. Lightning fast reflexes. ‘The sweet science’

ESFP- Wushu

Personal expression. Showmanship. Spectacular, lively and eye catching.

ISFP- Iaido

Moral character. Lightning quick draw. ‘The way of mental presence and immediate reaction’.

ENTJ- Krav Maga

Ruthlessly pragmatic. Military efficiency. Outcome-oriented rather than stylistically or philosophically motivated.

INTJ- Archery

Single-target goal. Mental focus and concentration. Less emphasis on athleticism and conditioning.

ENFJ- Tai chi chuan

Most practiced martial art in the world. External softness and internal hardness. Improving quality of life holistically.

INFJ- Aikido

Philosophically informed. Striving towards a higher purpose. Pursuit of an ‘ideal resolution’.

ENTP- Brazilian Jiujitsu

Laissez-faire culture. Innovation, adaptation and growth. Technical mastery over athleticism and size.

INTP- Fencing

Precision. Flexibility and dexterity. Revolutionary paradigm shift.

ENFP- Capoeira

Emancipatory origin. Unpredictable fluidity. Gamesmanship, theatricality and aggression.

INFP- Baguazhang

Constant movement. Directional change around a constant centre. Evasive and self-protecting.

anonymous asked:

How did you learn korean? Class? Tutor? Learning online? And do you have tips for keeping a good pace at learning korean Cause you seem to be great!

I am purely self taught! I use online resources, and the occasional textbook.

Honestly, I think the most important thing to understand is that there’s no rush when learning a language - learn at your own speed and never be disheartened by others’ progress. So long as you feel comfortable and confident, then you can’t go wrong, but also don’t be afraid to venture beyond you comfort zone occasionally! Set yourself goals to achieve and targets to reach and if you ever start feeling stuck - remind yourself why you decided to learn Korean in the first place and use that as the motivation to keep going! 

If you’re looking for a basic curriculum, then check out my post here that explains which grammar constructs you should first learn and others to advance to.

And I think my post Tips on how to stay organised with study will help answer your question. Try giving it a read, but if you still feel like you have questions unanswered, then have a look at a few of these:

And by the end of all that, if you still have a question in need of answering, don’t hesitate to ask! ^^

Best of luck with your studies!

I’m glad that you crashed and burned
Guys like you – they never learn
Never learn
Baby, revenge is sweet
When I am playing
You on repeat

Now that the shoe’s on the other foot
You suddenly decided
To knock on wood
Waking everybody in the neighborhood
Telling everybody that I’m no good
Karma came around like I knew it would
Like I knew it would
And it feels so good
When the shoe is put
On the other foot

Illustration of my OC Cyriel, who is also my DnD character. This is from the end quest of the campaign. He goal: To poison some targets.

Tobio never feared his friend would lose balance, and collapse.

He had sensed in Alvar’s unreasonable obstinacy to keep the rent boy in his arms a new, old determination – familiar, yet lost, or forgotten – that Tobio believed vanished since Alvar had woken to his amputated leg.

An accomplished athlete, winner of several gold medals in the two categories  – rowing and water polo – he had embraced during college – for there were many others he practiced with equal intent, like horse riding, cycling, cross-country skiing, archery –, Alvar had once been a young man who kept thinking in terms of marks, goals, and targets – and thus he had lived, and moved forward, on the thrill of beating his body into always greater submission to his own will, building it to an artistic standard of Greek perfection. 

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Some lesser-used but probably useful emojis for spells

🏅🎖(for winning something or being recognized!)
🎯(hitting a target, or goal)
🕯(candles because candles)
💸 (money flying toward you, or away from someone)
⚔(representing conflict)
🕳(a black hole for absorbing negativity?)
📦(box up those energies!)
📜(scrolls… Ancient knowledge perhaps?)
🃏(a poppet, or The Fool)


Visions are our key to success. To have a set goal and target that we aspire to reach is not only an inspiration but an end that allows us to make the necessary moves to achieve. Indeed, when we have a vision that we are able to work towards, it truly allows us to make productivity a focus as we push towards something greater in life.


March 14, 2013


by Zio Ziegler

By the end of World War II Franklin Roosevelt’s term United Nations had gained traction as a label for all countries at war against the Axis, but the term was soon given new meaning. In June, 1945 representatives from 50 countries gathered in San Francisco to sign the UN charter and with the dissolution of the League of Nations the following year the new entity took its place on the world stage. 70 years after its charter was signed the UN commissioned this Zio Ziegler mural across the bay, both to celebrate its ideals, and also to reflect the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established as a target for the next 15 years. Over the course of 4 days Ziegler covered the side of the 26-floor Cathedral Building on Broadway in Oakland, CA. Explaining the work to the UN Dispatch he said the figure is both mother nature and the woman down the street, painted with a myriad of flesh tones, wearing clothing that’s a patchwork of patterns from different cultures and holding the dove he says is “the most iconic image of the UN.”  @zioziegler  @unitednations