New year resolution 2020 wellbeing

New year resolution 2020 wellbeing plays an important part in achieving your 2020 goals. We have a few tested new year resolution 2020 wellbeing ideas to share with you.

Tip 1: Don’t go to bed angry

We are humans. We interact with people and this sometimes may cause conflicts between us. For example, we may step on other people’s toes, not deliberately or said the wrong thing or forgot things or hate things.

For example, you delegate your staff to deliver your company’s confirmation statement while you are away. She forgot. Consequently, your company was dissolved by Companies House. In this circumstance, you have a good reason to be angry with your staff.

To resolve this, you can make an application with Companies House to restore your company and this can take weeks to complete depending on how fast you can produce the required paperwork for Companies House.

How long are you going to stay angry with your staff for this trouble she caused you?

The reality is your anger stays in your head and with you when you focus on the trouble. This affects your mood and to some extent, it will influence your decision. For example, your anger may lead you to sack your staff immediately. Your business operation may suffer especially if there is no one else can take over her responsibility immediately.

It is best not to make any decisions while you are still angry.

One of the accountants at Concise have the habit of don’t go to bed angry. Bedtime is her cut off point to throw her anger out of the window. She sleeps like a baby at night and she wakes up with a peaceful mind.

How does she, don’t go to bed angry?

She makes a decision every morning that she would forgive no matter what and at night before she closes her eyes to sleep, she lets go everything that bothered her for the day. The next morning, she woke up fresh and her mind shifts to focus on how to fix the situation rather than the trouble. She said her day is more productive.

She also said if she is to handle the dissolved company situation, she would focus on what paperwork required to restore the company and how long the restoration process takes and who will be responsible for overseeing the assignment. On the same note, she would speak with the staff concerned and may give her another chance and an opportunity to be involved in the restoration process so that she can learn how to fix her mistake too.

Tip 2: Worry no more

Worry no more about what might happen in the future. This is not an easy thing to do especially when you do not like the potential consequences that come from the situation such as it may take away everything you have, you worked hard for and your bright future.

When you have a habit of worrying, you would tend to worry about just anything – the small thing and the big thing. This habit will exhaust you quickly.

A business owner noticed that her business website’s SSL certificate has expired and her website visitors dropped sharply. Previously, she was told the system was configured to automatically renew the SSL certificate. She noticed this event on Saturday afternoon. She sent a quick email to the web developer about it. Usually, she gets a reply within the hour even weekend but not this time.

Two important questions to ask yourself when you worry

  1. What is the worst going to happen?
  2. Can you handle the consequences?

These questions would help you to mentally assess the worst-case scenario. When you know the worst-case scenario from a situation, and you know you can handle it, this gives you the confidence to make a good decision to move forward, to resolve the issue of what is under your control.

For this business owner, her answer to the first question was visitors numbers would drop sharply until the SSL is sorted.

Her answers for the second question were the developer may ignore her email and she has to find another developer to do it and the site continues to be insecure for a couple of days or a week or more thus visitors number continue to drop.

To cut the long story short, she can handle the consequences. The next day, the developer replied with a suggestion that she has to find an alternative to configure the automatic SSL renewal. This was one of her expected response. No big deal.

Subsequently, she decided to look it up on the internet to see how easy is it to configure an SSL certificate. Just to get an idea. She read some configuration documents published by the hosting company.

Trial and errors here and there. She spent a good whole afternoon about 6 hours Studying the technical instructions on SSL certificate renewal configuration. Somehow, she managed to configure the automatic SSL renewal for her site successfully.

She said having a worry no more mindset allows her to be patiently read and absorb the information she read. In her mind, knowing what is the worst going to happen? encourage her to try and whatever’s she learns would be gain and whatever she does the outcome cannot be worst than what it is.

Thinking back, she shall thank the developer not able to re-configure the SSL renewal because he has made her a smarter person and she now knows how to do it herself. Should he helped her, she would not have learnt the new skill.

All the best

We hope the above new year resolution 2020 wellbeing tips would help you to maintain healthy emotional wellbeing in the year 2020. Ultimately, Bring more courage and peace to your business life and personal life.

Set up a business website

Set up a business website is easy. You can create a website yourself or ask a website developer to build a business website for you. There are a few things to consider when setting up your business website.

A domain name for your business

You would require to register a domain name with domains registration providers like fasthost, godaddy, 123-reg and so on. Some people prefer to have a business website domain name similar to their company names. Others simply buy a domain name that represents their business brand name.

Business website hosting

the next thing to consider is your business website hosting. Usually, domain registration companies also provide managed website hosting services. Shop around for the best deal. Do select those hosting packages that come with SSL certificates. A website with a valid SSL certificate is important. A padlock is displayed next to your URL to show that your website is secured.

If you are to host your website with Amazon Web Services (AWS). For example, AWS lightsail comes with a free SSL certificate. The certificate lasts for 90 days by default but you can configure the SSL certificate to automatically renew.

Website templates

You can ask a website developer to build a bespoke website according to the design and specification you want. Alternatively, you may use ready-made website templates. Some hosting packages come with a free website template. You may take advantage of that. Do check with your hosting provider in the event you would like to migrate your website to another hosting provider, would you be able to copy the template there.

Usually, people move their website to another hosting company is because their website is slow to load. This would affect visitors views and SEO ranking. Go with the cloud-based hosting providers or AWS.

Website content

The next step is to add content to your website. not only good content will attract your website visitors to revisit your site, but it will also help in your Search Engines Optimisation (SEO).

Many people nowadays use the world wide web to search for a solution to their problem. For example, how to file a confirmation statement with Companies House for a dormant company with Companies House. This type of content would solve the problems for people that not yet hired an accountant to take care of their limited company affairs. they would love you for sharing it.

Search engines optimisation (SEO)

If you are using a WordPress based website template, you can easily add plugins such as Yoast SEO or ALL in one SEO package and many others out there, to help you to optimise when writing your web content.

These are the basics you need to know when you are to set up a business website for your business.

Renew SSL certificate in AWS Lightsail

You can renew of your SSL certificate in AWS Lightsail. The default SSL certificate lasts for 90 days and you can renew it after 30 days.

The great news is that you can auto-configure your SSL certificate using the Bitnami HTTPS configuration Tool to automatically renew your SSL certificate. It is very easy to execute. All you have to do is to go to your WordPress instance to launch the Bitnami. See picture below.

Your Bitnami will be launched, see the picture below. You enter the following command after the :-$, to launch the Bitnami HTTPS configuration tool.

sudo /opt/bitnami/bncert-tool

If a message prompt you, an updated version is available. Would you like to download it? You would need to run it manually later. (Y/N) enter Y.

The tool will exit now. To run the updated version run the following command:

/opt/bitnami/bncert-tool

Close the current bitnami and re-launched it again and execute the following command. You must add the word “sudo and space in front the command /opt/bitnami/bncert-tool otherwise you would get an error message. See picture below.

sudo /opt/bitnami/bncert-tool

Following that, please provides a valid space-separated list of domains for which you wish to configure your web server.

Domain list []: Enter your domain name here. e.g. www.yourbusinesswebsite.com

The tool will prompt you:

The following domains were not included: conciseaccountancy.com. Do you want to add them? [Y/N] enter Y.

Then, answer the rest of the questions appear on-screen as follows:

  • Q1. To enable HTTP to HTTPS redirection [Y/N]: Y
  • Q2. Enable non-www to www redirection [Y/N]: N (if your website address is set up without the www. in the front).
  • Q3. Enable www to non-www redirection [Y/N]: Y

Changes to perform

Based on your answers to the questions above, the tool will perform the following changes to your Bitnami installation:

  1. Stop the web server.
  2. Configure web server to use a free Let’s Encrypt certificate for the domains:
  3. www.yourbusinesswebsite.com
  4. ameliawithfallotheart.com
  5. Configure a cron job to automatically renew the certificate each month.
  6. Configure web server name to www.yourbusinesswebsite.com.
  7. Enable HTTP to HTTPS redirection (example: redirect
    http://yourbusinesswebsite.com to https://yourbusinesswebsite.com)
  8. Enable www to non-www redirection (example: redirect
    www.yourbusinesswebsite.com to yourbusinesswebsite.com)
  9. Start web server once all changes have been performed

Do you agree to these changes? [Y/n]: enter Y if you agree. Enter N if you would like to change your original answers to Q1 to Q3.

Create a free HTTPS certificate with Let’s Encrypt

You would require to provide a valid e-mail address for which to associate your Let’s Encrypt certificate for your domain list: www.yourbusinesswebsite.com and yourbusinesswebsite.com, and Server name: www.yourbusinesswebsite.com.

E-mail address []: info@yourbusinesswebsite.com

Enter Y = yes, when prompted if you would agree to the Let’s Encrypt Subscriber Agreement.

Thereafter, the Bitnami HTTPS Configuration Tool will perform the changes to your Bitnami installation. This may take some time, please be patient.

Success

The tool will notify you when the Bitnami HTTPS Configuration Tool succeeded in modifying your installation.

In addition, it will provide you with the following configuration reports:

Backup files:

  • /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/httpd.conf.back.202001121659
  • /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/bitnami-apps-prefix.conf.back.202001121659
  • /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami/bitnami.conf.back.202001121659

Find more details in the log file: /tmp/bncert-202001121659.log

If you find any issues, please check Bitnami Support forums at:

https://community.bitnami.com

That’s it. Your installation steps in Amazon Web Services (AWS) console is complete. It is very easy to renew your SSL certificate in AWS Lightsail for your business website.

On the same note, to double confirm your SSL certificate renewal is successful, you can use the SSL Server Test to test your server. Enter your website address and click submit. If your installation is successful, you will get an overall rating of A.

For this purpose, the SSL certificate auto-renewal covers one year 2 months. For example, If you configure your SSL certificate auto-renewal today, 12 Jan 2020, the Bitnami HTTPS configuration tool will auto-renew your SSL certificate till 17 March 2021. You can also find these details on the SSL Labs test result.