I just got back to work after my summer vacation, so this is a good time to write an article about my daytime job. I work in the tech industry as a full-stack developer, meaning I make websites and apps for a living. Working in tech, especially when you’re the only female developer in the company, can be hard at times but I wouldn’t want to have any other job. So I wrote down my five favourite things about being a developer.
Keeping a mood journal is an excellent way to monitor your emotions and thoughts. It can be used to discover a relation between your mood and certain situations or behaviours. The way you keep track of your emotions doesn’t really matter, what’s important is that you use a method that works for you. You can write down your mood at certain time intervals, answer a set of questions whenever your mood changes, fill in a form every evening, etc. Some prefer pen and paper, others use mood tracking apps.
I decided to start tracking my mood a few months ago but I am still trying to find the method that works best for me. One of the things I really wanted to try out were mood tracking apps. I downloaded Moodtrack Diary, the most popular mood tracking app in my store region, and used it to actively track my feelings for two weeks. Besides Moodtrack Diary, I also tried out Emoly for a few days.
I don’t have a garden or a balcony, for which I compensate by filling my apartment with plants. Succulents are definitely my favourite type. They come in many different shapes and colors, and they’re easy to take care of. I water mine only once or twice a month and they’ve survived perfectly fine so far. Yesterday I went to Ikea to buy some storage boxes and decided to shop for plants as well while I was there. My plan was to buy one or two, but I ended up buying five instead.
Usually Ikea has a lot of choice, but I was a bit disappointed this time. Most of their succulents and cacti were extremely small and I had a hard time finding two that I liked. After a long search I ended up buying an aloe vera plant and a cactus.
Going on a vacation should be a relaxing, happy experience. However, for me it often is an extremely stressful time. There is so much that can go wrong and every little inconvenience feels worse when it happens in a country you’re not familiar with. I just got back from a holiday outside of Norway, and created a list of everything that scares me when traveling.
I’ve always enjoyed tea a lot and ever since I quit coffee tea has become my go-to drink. Most of the time I stick with herbal teas, such as chamomile tea or rooibos. They’re naturally caffeine free and come in many different flavors. However, sometimes I enjoy a cup of black or green tea as well, specially early in the morning. A while ago I was on YouTube looking for new and creative ways to consume my tea. That’s when I first came across kombucha tea. Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea and is supposed to be very healthy.
It sounded really interesting to me, but I didn’t want to produce it myself. So when I came across a whole assortment of kombucha teas in the local health store, I knew I had to give it a try. I ended up buying a bottle from Kombucha Bryggeriet, a local producer. In this blogpost I’ll share my first experience with the beverage.