5 dating ideas in Los Angeles

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With the new social distancing rules that keep changing every time, going on a date might be a thing of the past for many, but it shouldn’t be the case. There are still ways to keep going on dates regardless of where you are. You should have to put your life on hold because of social distance laws. If you are in search of dating ideas and you live in Los Angeles, you are in luck. These 5 dating ideas in Los Angeles blog post should give you some dating inspiration.

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Head to the beach

Exploring the outdoors with your date is a great way to relax and unwind. A visit to the beach for a picnic is always a lovely idea. There is plenty of room to space out safely and the scenery will definitely put you in the right mood. Also, the distractions are minimal on a beach, so you can really spend time talking while strolling with your date, and really get to know them. There are a couple of beaches to pick in Los Angeles so you have loads of options for your date.

Go see a drive-in movie

Another great date idea is a drive-in movie. With all that we have going on, indoor experiences may not be everyone’s cup of tea but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the activities you love. The pandemic has made many activities difficult to enjoy and this has affected our dating lives to an extent. Many people don’t even go on dates anymore because they can’t think of where to go safely or they don’t have a date. It is quite tricky to meet someone new while social distancing, which is why dating sites are so handy now since they help you meet prospective dates online. A great dating site in Los Angeles is San Diego Personals. It is worth browsing the dating site if you are in that area and you are interested in meeting new people.

If you love watching movies, this date option will be right up your alley. Drive-in movies are so popular at the moment with the ongoing pandemic. If you want to see the big screen with your date, head over to a drive-in cinema. If you are in Los Angeles, you could visit Electric Dusk, Hollywood Mel’s Drive-In, and many more.

Explore a garden

Exploring a botanical garden is a great idea for dating in San Diego. Some great gardens to visit are The Huntington, Expo Park’s Rose Gardens, Poppy Reserve, and more. All you have to do is follow the guidelines and get lost in the garden with your date.

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Go hiking

If you really want to explore the outdoors and you trust your date, you could go hiking. You could head off to Malibu for a day hike at Parker Mesa. You could also go off to Runyon Canyon.

Go for a cruise in a rented convertible car

The cost of renting cars is a lot cheaper now, which makes it a good idea if you like exploring cars. Renting a cool convertible car and going for a drive is a great way to bond with your date. You can drive all over the city in a luxurious car and enjoy the amazing warm weather.

How has your dating life been this year? Do you have any tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

 

 

 

Charity of the Month – The Salvation Army

The charity of the month for October 2020 is The Salvation Army. I have heard a lot about this charity for many years now and I am glad to be in the position where I can spread the word about what the charity does. The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and an international charitable organisation founded in 1865 in East London, England. Their mission is based on everyone experiencing life in all its fullness. The charity is based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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We put our faith into action by offering practical help for people without discrimination, standing up for those who are vulnerable, fighting against injustice, and encouraging people to deepen their relationship with God. The services we offer are diverse and responsive to the realities of life in the communities we serve.

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Charity of the Month – The Salvation Army

There are over 700 Salvation Army churches and 1,000 full-time ministers all over the UK and ROI. They offer practical help to vulnerable people who need support and advice. One of the ways they support people is by helping find and stay in work. The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready. Unemployment is on the rise in many parts of the country, so having a charity work on getting people employed is amazing.

Salvation Army helps the homeless in the communities by providing them with temporary accommodations, which is huge. Homelessness is a big issue in many parts of the UK. It breaks my heart every time I come across someone sleeping rough. It is great to see a charity making it their mission to break the cycle of homelessness.

You can find out more about The Salvation Army via this Youtube Video. To donate to the charity, click here.  To check out the charity for last month, click here.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead!

Freelance Life: Prioritising Tasks When Everything Looks Important!

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As more employees become accustomed to life as a freelancer or self-employed person, it becomes evident that prioritising tasks isn’t a strong point of most people! That’s not a dig because to rank jobs in terms of their importance is tough. Whether you’re based in a traditional workspace or a home office, figuring out the puzzle is a valuable asset for any employee or boss.

However, it’s not as if you can look at a Rubik’s cube and decipher the colours, not when you’ve never tackled one before. The same goes for figuring out which projects should be at the top of your to-do list and which ones are fine to complete later down the line.

It’s worth noting that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all policy here – whatever makes you feel comfortable is a success story. Still, if you have no idea where to begin, it’s vital to learn more about the common techniques that will enhance your ability to prioritise tasks as a freelancer or self-employed person.

The good news is, you don’t have to go far to find them as they are outlined underneath! Here are four of the most effective ways to ensure you’re categorising your jobs correctly.

Assign Values

The first step is to create a to-do list as far too many people like to wing it and think of the top of their heads. Unless you have an eidetic memory, there’s no way you’ll remember all of your jobs, never mind which ones need finishing as early as possible. So, grab a pen and paper and get scribbling!

Once the tasks are written down or on your computer screen, it’s time to assign values. A straightforward one-to-five scale will suffice – one being the least important and five the most – as there’s no reason to complicate matters. The key to determine the tasks that should take priority as it’s harder than it sounds.

If in doubt, remember a few of the following questions:

  • Which tasks are under the tightest deadline?
  • Are there any tasks that you can push back?
  • How much is the value of each task?

The last question is essential because it’s tempting to assign value to stuff that isn’t overly important, and vice versa. For example, spending all day sending emails doesn’t feel as productive as writing content or crafting marketing campaigns. However, corresponding with clients about future projects or chasing unpaid invoices are critical to the company’s cash flow.

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Break Tasks Into Chunks

When you look at specific projects, you’re bound to feel overwhelmed about the size of the job. Developing an ad strategy, for instance, is something that takes professional agencies weeks to do, and they have swarms of employees to lean on. Still, you can take a note from their book and split the biggest roles into smaller chunks.

By doing this, you achieve two things. Firstly, you’ll encourage yourself to procrastinate less and be more productive. Why? It’s because there will be fewer excuses to harm your motivation levels. Secondly, you should address the project in the most efficient way possible. Rather than spending all day focusing on a single element, seeing it as a multifaceted task will allow you to multitask.

Again, it’s easy to view marginal gains as too small and insignificant. In reality, it’s a doctrine that the most successful entrepreneurs use to tackle their workload and maintain a high level of output. After all, small improvements add up in the long-term.

Everything from the growth of global brands in international markets to Britain’s cycling dominance in the Olympics is down to marginal gains. If it’s good enough for gold medalists and knights of the realm!

Study Project Management

In business, you’ll come across the notion that a lot of attributes are innate and can’t be taught. Usually, it’s a way for bosses to dismiss people who they perceive to be inferior, even if their numbers are strong and indicate otherwise. A prime example is leadership. According to conventional wisdom, leaders are born.

Unfortunately, this flawed logic prevents you from attempting to better yourself in less traditional areas, such as project management. Managing deadlines while dealing with different variables is a valuable skill that entrepreneurs require to be successful, so it makes sense that a graduate diploma in project management is a savvy move.

Once you learn about the ins and outs of the skill of managing people and clients, you’ll be more equipped to deal with issues that pop-up out of the blue. More importantly, you’ll cherish the organisation and prepare to succeed before the job starts. The trick is not to let peer pressure stop you from understanding contemporary theory, principles, and best practices.

You can learn it, and now is a suitable time to enroll since most people have extra free time to spare. Even if you don’t, an online course is less intensive and demanding.

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Delegate

Some bosses find it hard to delegate or outsource tasks to employees and third-parties. You may see it as a sign that you’re not management material as you should be able to deal with a heavy workload. The opposite is true – the best leaders know when to invest their time and when to pass it off to a colleague or external company.

You must do it, too. Not only does it allow you breathing space, giving you time to concentrate on the tasks that demand your attention, but it also empowers employees. Workers require a mix of responsibility and the freedom to make decisions as it gives them a sense of independence.

Delegating to the team highlights that you trust them with certain tasks, and won’t micromanage their workload, boosting morale. It’s a fantastic way to sharpen your communication skills, too.

If in doubt, you shouldn’t be afraid to pass off your tasks to other people. It’s not a cop-out – it’s a strategic move that’s best for your business.

How do you prioritise your tasks so that you have the best chance of success? What are your tricks of the trade? Do you enjoy the freelance life?

 

 

 

 

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